“Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas” (2017)

“Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas” [original title “Tadeo Jones 2: El secreto del Rey Midas] is a new Spanish animation directed by Enrique Gato.

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Movie poster [source]

This is the second part of the adventures of Tad – a construction worker, who since childhood dreams to become an archaeologist. Previously, in “Tad, the Lost Explorer” (2012), Tad had an opportunity to search for the Lost City of the Incas (see the foto below):

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Tad and Sara inTad, the Lost Explorer” (2012)  [source]

Already in the first part of Tad’s adventures, we could find some traces of the of Graeco-Roman Antiquity, like for example the name of the organization Odysseus Inc., which was the main antagonist in the movie:

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A car with the Oysseus Inc. company logo [source]

In “Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas” (2017)  however, the creators decided to build the whole story in reference to mythology:

In the movie, Tad goes to Las Vegas to visit Sara and see the exposition of her latest discoveries. It turns out that the girl found a papyrus which indicates the location of the magical necklace that belonged to the mythical King Midas. When a famous and greedy millionaire (Jack Rackham) finds out about it, he decides to steal the papyrus and kidnap Sara to force her to find the hidden secret of King Midas.

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“Luxorious Midas: Myth vs Truth” – a discovery by Sara Lavrof. [source]
Sara Lavrof with a papyrus [source]
 Interesting fact: at the beginning of the movie Tad is reading about Herodotus. 🙂

“Herodotus was considered the father of history. Cool!” [source]
Found by Dr. Karolina Kulpa, elaborated by Dorota Bazylczyk

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