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The Road to El Dorado

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The Road to El Dorado is an animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, produced by DreamWorks Studios, and released on March 31, 2000. The movie tells the story of how Miguel and Tulio (and the deuteragonist Chel,) found themselves in the quest for the legendary city of gold, El Dorado.


Under the working title El Dorado: City of Gold, the film was originally scheduled for release in fall of 1999. In late 1996, Tim Rice and Elton John were asked to compose seven songs which they immediately worked on. The release date had been pushed to March 2000 to avoid competition with Pixar's Toy Story 2[2].


The film was met with lukewarm reception upon release. It was a box office bomb, earning only $76 million on a $95 million budget.[2] It currently holds a rating of 48% of Rotten Tomatoes,[3] indicating mixed reviews, and a score of 6.8 on IMDb.[4]


The Road to El Dorado Remix

On March 30, 2014, famous Youtube musician The Living Tombstone published an audio remix of scenes in the movie simply titled The Road to El Dorado Remix. as of December 10, 2014, the video has gained 1,373,606 views.


The Road to El Dorado is a very popular subject to crossover with multiple other fandoms.



The Facebook page[1] for the movie has more than 75,000 likes as of December 2014. A wiki for the movie exists[5]. The Road to El Dorado has a very active tag on Tumblr[6].

Fan Art

As of December 9, 2014, the art website Deviantart[7] has 4,684 results under the tag "The Road to El Dorado."

Miguel’s Guitar

Miguel's Guitar is a popular gif of Miguel, one of the protagonists, playing his lute fervently in one of the first scenes of the movie. The gif has been parodied multiple times with other fictional characters furiously strumming their own stringed instruments.

Both is Good

Both is Good is a popular reaction image used in the same vein as the Why Not Both meme, which is used whenever two options are given and both options are appealing especially when together.

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[1] Facebook – The Road to El Dorado

[2] Wikipedia – The Road to El Dorado

[3] Rotten Tomatoes – THE ROAD TO EL DORADO

[4] IMDb – The Road to El Dorado

[5] The Road to El Dorado Wiki – The Road to El Dorado Wikia

[6] Tumblr – The Road to El Dorado

[7] Deviantart – Tag for The Road to El Dorado

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