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The Road To El Dorado



Release date: March 31, 2000
Director: Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, Don Paul
Language: English

Who should watch this movie: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans of Mulan. 

When should you watch this movie: When you accidentally catch feelings. When you want to watch an adventure movie that doesn’t star Johnny Depp. 

The sell: El Dorado is an animated comedy of errors centering a dynamic duo in their accidental quest for the mythic city of gold. It’s sarcastic, irreverent, sweet, and just sentimental enough to not make you cringe. I love movies where the central relationship is a friendship rather than a romantic partnership, and this is one of the best. That being said, there was a time in 2011 where I was involved in a long and detailed tumblr thread about how the two main characters are actually in love with each other and not just friends. Either way you read it, it’s a fun movie with many quotable moments including my favorite bit of dialogue: 

Miguel: Tulio, did you ever imagine it would end like this?

Tulio: [pause] The horse is a surprise.


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