Titan A.E. is a 2000 American animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and starring the voices of Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman and Tone Loc. 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.
In 3028, humanity has mastered deep space travel and interacted with several alien species. A human invention called "Project Titan" alarms the Drej, a pure energy-based alien species. As the Drej start to attack Earth, Professor Sam Tucker, the lead researcher for "Project Titan", sends his son Cale on one of the evacuation ships with his alien friend Tek while Tucker and other members of his team fly the Titan spacecraft into hyperspace. The Drej mother ship arrives and fires a directed-energy weapon into the planet that completely destroys Earth, while debris from the explosion also destroys the Moon. The surviving humans become nomads, generally ridiculed by other alien species.
|author||Ben Edlund John August Joss Whedon|
|director||Don Bluth Gary Goldman|
|editor||Bob Bender Fiona Trayler Paul Martin Smith|
|genre||action adventure animation fantasy science fiction|
|keywords||asteroid belt bangkok create an earth-like planet deep space directed-energy weapon dna energy female pilot hyperspace kill moon mother ship nebula new home plan space station space travel strand survive terraforming|
|productionCompany||Fox Animation Studios|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||animated dystopian post-apocalyptic science fantasy science fiction action science fiction adventure the future|