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Road to El Dorado.

In the animated musical adventure The Road to El Dorado, two con men named Tulio and Miguel think their dreams have come true when they win a map to the legendary "city of gold." When they arrive in El Dorado, the High Priest tells the local people that Tulio and Miguel are gods so he can take control of the city himself. To protect their lives -- and the future of El Dorado -- the two con men keep their real identity secret, with the help of a beautiful native girl.

The real legend of El Dorado goes back to the 16th century when the gold-rich country was thought to exist somewhere in South America. Many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, searched for it in vain.

El Dorado, which means "gilded man" in Spanish, was named after its legendary ruler. He was said to be so rich, he covered his body with gold dust each day then washed it off in a lake each night. This legend may have been inspired by the traditions of the ancient Chibcha Indians of Colombia.
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Publication:Kidsworld Magazine
Article Type:Movie Review
Date:Mar 22, 2000
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