In addition to exploring the film's world, it also examines the real-world inspirations for characters and certain elements of the film.
The definitive guide to the world's most legendary lost city. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure! It's 1914 and bumbling cartographer Milo James Thatch is determined to find the lost empire of Atlantis using the cryptic Sheperd's Journal, an ancient guidebook found by his grandfather, a famous explorer. Accompanied by a motley expedition team, Milo finds danger and friendship in the forgotten city. Deep below the sea lies the legendary lost empire of Atlantis, a magical world of monsters, giants, princesses, and kings. But the kingdom has a dark secret, one that could destroy it forever. Join timid explorer Milo Thatch as he sets out on the adventure of a lifetime to find -- and save -- the empire of Atlantis. Atlantis: The Essential Guide takes you on an unforgettable journey to the bottom of the sea to a land where time stands still. With direct access to Disney's Animation studios in California, DK's team has created this unique guide to the characters and story of Atlantis. Discover how the Atlanteans survive at the bottom of the ocean, find out why the stone giants come to life, and learn which member of the expedition's crew can really be trusted. Let this new and comprehensive guide help you uncover the mysteries of Atlantis.