Atlantis: Milo’s Return

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Atlantis: Milo’s Return (2003 Movie)

“Atlantis: Milo’s Return” is an animated direct-to-video film released in 2003. It is a sequel to Disney’s 2001 animated feature film “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” The movie is set after the events of the first film and follows the adventures of Milo Thatch and his team as they embark on new expeditions to uncover the secrets of Atlantis and other mystical places.

The film is divided into three distinct segments:

  1. “The Shepherd’s Journal”: In this segment, Milo and his friends discover that the missing pages of the Shepherd’s Journal, which hold vital information about Atlantis, are scattered in different locations around the world. They embark on a series of expeditions to find the missing pages and unlock the secrets of the ancient civilization.
  2. “The Atlantis Complex”: In this segment, the team returns to Atlantis and finds the city in danger. A crystal-powered “Kraken” created by ancient Atlanteans threatens to destroy the city. Milo and his friends must find a way to stop the Kraken and save Atlantis from destruction.
  3. “The Last Adventure”: In the final segment, Milo and the team travel to the Arctic to investigate a mysterious iceberg that appears to be melting at an alarming rate. They discover a hidden world within the iceberg and encounter strange and ancient creatures. As they delve deeper into the iceberg’s secrets, they face new challenges and dangers.

“Atlantis: Milo’s Return” features the return of many characters from the original film, including Milo Thatch (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), Princess Kida (voiced by Cree Summer), Commander Rourke (voiced by James Garner), and many others. The film also introduces new characters and explores new territories, expanding the lore of the Atlantis universe.

While “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” was released directly to home video, it managed to capture the adventurous spirit and mystical elements of the original film. The movie received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its storytelling and animation while others felt it lacked the depth and innovation of the original.

Despite the mixed reviews, “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” holds a special place in the hearts of “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” fans as it provides a continuation of the story and adventures of Milo and his friends. It offers a blend of action, fantasy, and exploration, making it an entertaining addition to the “Atlantis” franchise.

Overall, “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” serves as a satisfying follow-up to the original film, offering fans of “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” more of the adventure and intrigue that made the first film a memorable Disney animated feature.

Fun Facts

  • “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” is a direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s 2001 animated film “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” It was released in 2003 and continues the adventures of Milo Thatch and his friends as they explore the mysteries of Atlantis.
  • The sequel is divided into three distinct stories, each with its own unique plot and adventure. These stories involve encounters with various supernatural and mythical elements, adding depth to the Atlantis lore.
  • “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” features the return of several characters from the original film, including Milo (voiced by Michael J. Fox), Princess Kida (voiced by Cree Summer), and Commander Rourke (voiced by James Garner). The film aimed to provide fans of the original movie with more insight into the world of Atlantis.

Additional Details


  • James Taylor: Milo
  • Cree Summer: Kida
  • John Mahoney: Whitmore
  • Jacqueline Obradors: Audrey / Nurse
  • Don Novello: Vinny
  • Corey Burton: Mole
  • Phil Morris: Sweet
  • Florence Stanley: Packard
  • Frank Welker: Obby / Mantell
  • Steven Barr: Cookie
  • Clancy Brown: Volgud
  • Jean Gilpin: Inger
  • Kai Larson: Seaman / Gunnar
  • Bill Fagerbakke: Sven
  • Tom Wilson: Carnaby
  • Floyd Westerman: Chakashi
  • Jeff Bennett: Sam McKeane
  • Morgan Sheppard: Erik Hellstrom


  • Directors: Victor Cook, Toby Shelton and Tad Stones
  • Producer: Tad Stones
  • Music: Don Harper

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