|The Legend of the Titanic|
|Directed by||Orlando Corradi|
Kim J. Ok
|Written by||Celelia Castaldo|
Sean Patrick Lovett
|Edited by||Emanuelle Fogelietti|
|Music by||John Sposito (Gianni Sposito)|
|Distributed by||Mondo TV|
The Legend of the Titanic (Spanish: La leyenda del Titanic, Italian: La leggenda del Titanic) is a 1999 animated film directed by Orlando Corradi and Kim J. Ok. The film is a very loose adaptation of the RMS Titanic sinking and featured several fantasy elements such as anthropomorphic animals.
The Legend of the Titanic was followed by a 2004 sequel titled Tentacolino and a 2011 television series Fantasy Island (not to be confused with the popular 1977-1984 fantasy drama of the same name).
In modern-day New York City, an old mouse named Connors tells his grandchildren the supposedly "true" story of RMS Titanic.
In April 1912, Connors was a young sailor mouse on Titanic's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. He is in charge of taking account for the mice who are making the trip. A young mouse from Brazil named Ronny who enjoys playing soccer befriends Connors and Connors falls in love with Ronny's sister Stella. Meanwhile, a rich aristocratic woman named Elizabeth, her family, and a young Romani man named Don Juan board the Titanic, which then sets off.
Connors and Ronny learn all about what's going on with Elizabeth by their observations during their trips throughout the ship's ventilation system. They are appalled by the way Elizabeth is being treated badly and decide to help her. When Elizabeth goes to the bow of the ship that night, some dolphins talk to her due to some magic moonbeams catching her tears. They tell her of Maltravers's evil scheme. Maltravers's manservant Geoffreys spies on Elizabeth's activities and uses a special whistle at the stern of the ship to call the criminal shark named Mr. Ice and use him for causing destruction.
Connors and Ronny introduce themselves to Elizabeth and offer to help her. Listening to their advice, Elizabeth tells her father she doesn't want to marry Maltravers. Meanwhile, Smiley tries to look for Elizabeth to cheer up Juan, meeting Connors and Ronny, who help to arrange a meeting and dance for Elizabeth and Juan.
Elizabeth tells her father that she wants to marry Juan, and he agrees. Elizabeth's stepmother and Maltravers decide to resort to drastic measures, as it is clear that Elizabeth will not marry him. They decide to sink the Titanic using the help of Mr. Ice and his gang of criminal sharks. Maltravers prepares to send news to his whaling ships by telegraph, and the mice decide to chew apart the wires to stop it from being sent.
Ice and his gang of sharks fool a giant octopus named Tentacles into heaving an iceberg to the surface of the ocean. Onboard the Titanic, the Duke is forced to sign the whaling concession at gunpoint, after which Maltravers and his entourage flee the ship in a lifeboat.
Titanic crashes into the iceberg. In order to fix the telegraph wires, the mice enlist the help of another mouse named Camembert by tying the wires to his mustache, seemingly electrocuting him to death. Tentacles tries to hold the bow and the stern together as they are splitting apart.
Elizabeth and Juan manage to save her father and put him on a lifeboat. Suddenly, several whales and dolphins arrive to help with the rescue. Elizabeth, Juan, Connors, Ronny, and Smiley jump off Titanic into the sea and are saved by a whale as well. Once everyone on the ship has been saved, the Titanic finally sinks, taking Tentacles with it and seemingly killing him. In the morning, the passengers are taken aboard the RMS Carpathia.
The Carpathia arrives in New York and disembarks the passengers. Elizabeth and Juan are married, as are Connors and Stella. It is revealed that Tentacles and Camembert have both survived. Everyone celebrate at the Brooklyn Bridge, congratulating Tentacles for saving everyone.
The film ends with old Connors and Stella back in modern-day New York and Connors telling his grandchildren that whales are still hunted. Stella says: "Your grandfather loves to tell stories, but like all sailors, you shouldn't take him too seriously."