Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 28 mins

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Embedded with fierce action and quirky comedy, this animated tale delves into the adventures of the legendary Persian pirate, Sinbad, who finds himself on a quest to find the magical and legendary Book of Peace, a mysterious artifact that Eris, the Greek wicked goddess of chaos, has ultimately framed him for stealing! If he fails on this quest, his childhood friend Prince Proteus of Syracuse will take Sindbad's death penalty, while Eris gains a desired foothold of power in the world of mortals. Can Sinbad recover the book and return with it before his best friend makes the ultimate sacrifice for him?
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Did you know? Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the morning they were scheduled to appear on a daytime talk show to promote the film. Read More
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as Sinbad
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as Kale
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Feature Film
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Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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24 fps
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1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Revealing Mistakes
In the beginning it clearly showed that Eris pulled a thread from the world that is round. When Sinbad reached Tartarus, the "end" of the world indicated that earth is flat.

Throughout the movie, Sinbad's weapons change places, appear and disappear again.

When Sinbad and Marina are sliding on the shield, it is strapped to Sinbad's back in the beginning. Throughout the rest, the straps are completely gone.

After the first fight, Proteus' shirt collar is ripped. When he follows Sinbad into the ship's cabin, his shirt is perfect again.

Audio/Video Mismatch
At the end of the movie when Sinbad is telling Marena that it is 'very, very dangerous', his mouth movements do not match up with his words.

The movie is set between 733 BC and 212 BC. Yet, one of Sinbad's sailors is is wearing glasses. The earliest precursor of this optical device was not invented until 1300 AD.
Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the premiere.

This movie lost $125 million, which partially led to the sale of PDI/DreamWorks, the DreamWorks SKG animation department, being renamed DreamWorks Animation SKG in 2004.

the last Hand Drawn Animated film from Dreamworks.

Spike, Sinbad's dog, was more popular in a screen test than Sinbad himself, so the filmmakers added in seven new Spike scenes before the film was released.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the morning they were scheduled to appear on a daytime talk show to promote the film.

In all original legend and all previous film adaptations, Sinbad is Muslim and comes from Baghdad sometime during that city's Golden Age (AD 762-1258). In this version, Sinbad seems to be of the Greek polytheist religion. His friend Proteus is the Greek prince of Sicily, which places the story sometime between 733 BC and 212 BC.

The original storyline for the film was to focus on the first voyage of Sinbad, then it would be followed by 6 sequels focusing on the other six voyages he had. However after the box-office disappointment of The Road to El Dorado (2000), Jeffrey Katzenberg decided on having one movie, which didn't just focus on the one voyage.

Initially, Russell Crowe signed up for the title role, but in the autumn of 2001 he was replaced by Brad Pitt because Crowe was too busy working on another project.

Michelle Pfeiffer took on the role of the villain in the film at the request of her children.

In the scene in which the entire crew, including Spike, is losing their lunch after traveling at top speeds you can hear a man say, "Hey, where did he get the carrot?" According to the filmmakers, that line was a joke someone said during story production that made everyone groan so much that they decided to put it in the movie.

In order to get a U rating (same as an American G) the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) requires that 12 seconds featuring a head-butt had to be removed. An uncut 12 years and upwards rating would be the lowest that would allow the head-butt to be kept in.

According to an article in Wired, this is the "first Hollywood production created entirely on Linux". Animators used more than 250 HP workstations, loaded with Red Hat Linux and custom animation software, to render the film.

This was Dreamworks last 2-D animated film. After the release of this film, the company only focused on productions of CG animated movies.