Top 20 Atlantis Movie Details

While searching the internet for Atlantis movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In Disneys Atlantis, King Nedakh is blind because he stared at the crystal during the sinking of atlantis

In Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) the fish tank behind Prof. Whitmore contains Coelacanths which some describe as a living fossil
In Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) the fish tank behind Prof. Whitmore contains Coelacanths which some describe as a living fossil

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Atlantis details are suitable for kids.

  1. Preston Whitmore has an aquarium with Coelacanths, a living fossil fish that was thought to be extinct until 1938. 24 years after the film's setting of 1914

  2. The Lost Empire (2001) ,before returning to the surface each members receive a crystal as a gift, once they did the return trip we can see that each members turned his into a more discreet jewel.

  3. As the submarine is sinking, Audrey shuts off a flooding section as some engineers jump for their lives. One of them is left behind.

  4. ; the demolitions expert is named Vinny Santorini. His surname is a reference to Santorini, a Greek island known as the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history; the Minoan eruption. This eruption is also a source for the legend of Atlantis.

  5. The Shepherd's Journal states that 'the Heart of Atlantis lies in the eyes of her king'. The current ruler, King Nedahk is blind - an indication of the current state of the city.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - LRH has two different colored eyes, just like his voice actor David Bowie
    LRH has two different colored eyes, just like his voice actor David Bowie
  • 1 - Mole sleeps with a stuffed toy; a mole!
    Mole sleeps with a stuffed toy; a mole!
  • The ship that escorts Milo and the crew to the drop point to find Atlantis is named "Lewis and Clark".

  • 1 - Moments after the city sinks, the swirling water creates the letter "A" in Atlantean.
    Moments after the city sinks, the swirling water creates the letter "A" in Atlantean.

Hidden Details

1 - When Milo opens the Shepherd's Journal for the first time you can read "Alex" and "592" written in Atlantean text. This is for his lead key clean-up animator Alex Topete.
When Milo opens the Shepherd's Journal for the first time you can read "Alex" and "592" written in Atlantean text. This is for his lead key clean-up animator Alex Topete.

The Lost Empire when the submarine starts its journey you can see Mr. Whitmore (who funded the expedition to find Atlantis) crossing his fingers behind his back while giving the crew a thumb up.

1 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire (1999) may not be the best Disney movie but I was always impressed by the world building. It's set right before ww1 and the details of the era are really well done. Look at the rivets, the track set up, even the oversized wheel.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (1999) may not be the best Disney movie but I was always impressed by the world building. It's set right before ww1 and the details of the era are really well done. Look at the rivets, the track set up, even the oversized wheel.
1 - When Milo says the trip will be of great learning value, Rourke replies with "Yes, this should be enriching for all of us". This is a foreshadowing of the real reason for the trip, which is money.
When Milo says the trip will be of great learning value, Rourke replies with "Yes, this should be enriching for all of us". This is a foreshadowing of the real reason for the trip, which is money.
1 - As Milo chases after a member of the museum board near the beginning, a U.S Army recruitment poster with Uncle Sam can be seen in the background. However, the film takes place in 1914. The poster wasn't made until 1917, after the United States entered World War 1.
As Milo chases after a member of the museum board near the beginning, a U.S Army recruitment poster with Uncle Sam can be seen in the background. However, the film takes place in 1914. The poster wasn't made until 1917, after the United States entered World War 1.
1 - When the crew invites Milo to take a break they aren't just being friendly. They're trying to make sure he stops snooping so he doesn't figure out their true nature as Treasure Hunters.
When the crew invites Milo to take a break they aren't just being friendly. They're trying to make sure he stops snooping so he doesn't figure out their true nature as Treasure Hunters.

When Rourke enters the city he leaves several of his stormtroopers behind. The first scene of his takeover is the surviving sailors and mechanics from the Ulysses disguising themselves with spare uniforms and rifles to appear like Rourke has more soldiers with him.

Milo describes a kind of rock, and the only one who understands him is Moliere, the demolition and soil expert.

Atlantis poster
Atlantis poster

Atlantis Plot: Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Atlantis, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Atlantis and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Main Actors Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart
IMDB score 6.6