Leland Hawkins is a minor character in the 2002 film, Treasure Planet.

Role in the film

At some point prior to Treasure Planet, Leland married Sarah and some time later had a boy named Jim on the planet Montressor. When Jim was still young, his father left the planet for unknown reasons leaving his wife and son without support. He possibly left because he couldn't handle the responsibility of a father and a husband, he could have left because he wanted to see the galaxy or he left to seek a means to provide a better life for his family.

After he left, Sarah had since having problems with raising Jim who had grown into a carefree and problematic teenager due to lacking a role model.



  • His fate differs differently in both the film and the book:
    • In Treasure Island, he dies of illness.
    • In Treasure Planet, he leaves Planet Montressor.
  • Leland has at least one similarity to Cassim, Aladdin's father.
    • Both left their wives and young sons in order to find a better life for the poverty-stricken family. However, Cassim eventually returned to meet his son (except in the 2019 live-action remake) while Leland was never seen by Jim again.
  • Although his name is not mentioned in the movie, it is shown in the Treasure Planet art book that it is Leland Hawkins.
  • According to notes in Treasure Planet: A Voyage of Discovery, Leland was nineteen and Sarah possibly seventeen when Jim was born. The addendum that he arrived "sooner than either parent planned" could imply that Jim was conceived earlier in Sarah and Leland's marriage than expected, or was the result of indiscretion, a love child, and the premise for the marriage. While it lends itself to both predicaments, the latter can be corroborated by the note that Leland was "immature and not ready for marriage" nor "prepared to raise a family"; he "felt trapped in the commitment that being a part of a family requires and couldn't handle the responsibility of raising a child." It's possible Leland married Sarah out of obligation or was forced; either way, to salvage her honor (if 18th century tenets apply in TP's world, being pregnant and unmarried would've condemned her the same as in real society).

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