TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY (2022) Reviews of animated comedy adventure



Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy is a 2022 Spanish animated comedy film about the titular character’s adventures. Also released as Tad the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet

Directed by Enrique Gato from a screenplay co-written by Manuel Burque and Josep Gatell. English version by Neil Landau.

Produced by Álvaro Augustin, Ghislain Barrois, Nicolás Matji, Edmon Roch, Marc Sabé and Javier Ugarte.

Tad’s biggest dream is to be accepted by his archaeology colleagues, but his accident-prone nature gets in his way. When he inadvertently destroys a rare sarcophagus, a spell is cast putting his friends’ lives in danger. Saving Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni will lead Tad and Sara to travel to the far corners of the world to find a way to stop the curse of the Emerald Tablet…


” …the pair’s standard-issue 200mph quest for some curse-lifting doodad sporadically tosses up inventive and dynamic design in its wake: lots of secret doors, artefacts and hieroglyphs to puzzle over, and a fun mid-film chase along the Seine involving a motorised bathtub and an odd-landing Notre-Dame joke. (Too soon, surely.) This is never more than inessential screen filler, but agreeably jolly with it…” 3 out of 5, The Guardian

“Overall, this is a marked improvement on the earlier, second film Tad The Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Enrique Gato, 2017), which also got a UK theatrical release, demonstrating that the Spanish are perfectly capable of making anything as good as (or better than) your average, contemporary, Hollywood blockbuster family animation. Far more fun than anyone – well, this writer at least – expected…” Jeremy C. Processing

September 9, 2022.


Voice cast and characters:
Óscar Barberán … Tad
Luis Posada … Mummy
Michelle Jenner
Anuska Alborg … Ramona
Alexandra Jiménez … Victoria
Tito Valverde … Pickle
Cecilia Suárez … Ramirez
Berta Cortés … Ann
Pablo Gómez … Brian
José Corbacho … Ryu
Manuel Burque … Martin
Roser Aldabó … Emilia
Gloria González … Mrs. Wolfstrom
Marcel Navarro … Reporter
Claudio Serrano … Gendarme
Ben Cura … Rayan

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