Titan A.E. is a 2000 American animated science fiction action-adventure film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and starring Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo and Drew Barrymore. Its title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot with A.E. meaning "After Earth". The animation of the film combines 2D traditional hand-drawn animation with the extensive use of computer-generated imagery.
On Earth in 3028, the creation of a groundbreaking scientific project known as "The Titan Project" incurs the wrath of the Drej, a hostile race of aliens made of pure energy, who fear that it will allow humans to challenge them. Determined to wipe out humanity, the Drej initiate a massive attack on Earth, forcing the human race to evacuate the planet. During the evacuation, Professor Sam Tucker—head researcher on the Titan Project—leaves his young son Cale in the care of his alien friend Tek and flees Earth in the spaceship Titan. Before he leaves, he gives Cale a gold ring, promising him that there will be hope for humanity as long as he wears it. The Drej destroy Earth, and the surviving humans flee into space.
|author||Ben Edlund John August Joss Whedon|
|director||Don Bluth Gary Goldman|
|editor||Bob Bender Fiona Trayler Paul Martin Smith|
|genre||action adventure animation science fiction|
|keywords||alien race betray change of heart fall groundbreaking kill massive attack new life new world rescue space station strand survive wrath|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox Animation David Kirschner Fox Animation Studios Penske Media Corporation Variety|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||animated dystopian post-apocalyptic|