Sunday, December 4, 2022


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tad the lost explorer

There were some great adventure movies featuring explorers looking for historical treasures playing on the big screen at movie theaters when I was a kid. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, Romancing the Stone, Firewalker, River of Death and The Goonies had the youth of the day all wanting to become archeologists in search of excitement. Then as it was time to actually start pursuing careers, we discovered archeology was more about digging up shards of pottery and fossils rather than having rip roaring exploits looking for mythical artifacts. So, life went on for most of us in more traditional fields like business, construction, medicine or law, but for most 80s kids the dream of going on an exotic quest remains.

That is why Tad Stones is such a relatable character to us 40 and 50-somethings and his movies are a fun way to share the enjoyment of these action/adventure movies from our youth with our children today. Watching Tad, The Lost Explorer animated adventures make for great family movie nights. There is a trilogy of these films to enjoys: TAD THE LOST EXPLORER; TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS; and the newly released TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE EMERALD TABLET. All of these animated movies are available to view on Amazon Prime.

Tad Stones is a bricklayer who lives in Chicago, working on the construction of the city's subway. Ever since he was five years old, he has dreamed of being a professional archaeologist. After being fired from his job for daydreaming, Tad visits his friend Professor Humbert to ask the archeologist to look at a vintage bottle of Coca-Cola he found on the construction site. While Tad is visiting his friend's office, the professor receives a mysterious message summoning him to Peru to re-unite his half of a stone "key" that will unlock the legendary Incan city of Paititi. On his way to the airport, the Professor suffers an accident preventing him from going on the journey. Tad takes the professor's place and this sets in motion a series of adventures that makes this unlikely explorer's wildest dreams come true.

tad the lost explorer

Get ready to journey across the world with the most ambitious (and the most clumsy) adventurer of all time — “Tad” Stones! When a slight blunder destroys a rare sarcophagus, an ancient spell is unleashed. Now, Tad must team up with his friends Sara and his 'oldest pal' Mummy to race across the far corners of the Earth to stop the curse of the Emerald Tablet before things get really out of hand. 

TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE EMERALD TABLET is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The MPAA rating is for action, peril, rude humor and language. It has a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes.

tad lost explorer emerald tablet

My family had a fantastic movie night experience excavating an Egyptian pyramid and watching TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE EMERALD TABLET courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment sending us an Eduman Toys Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Dig Kit and a Digital Code for the movie. Utilizing archeological excavation tools we searched through a model pyramid uncovering replica relics including a mummy case, Tutankhamen's Funeral Mask and a statue of Queen Nefertiti as well as treasures such as gold coins and amethyst gems. This Egyptian Pyramid Dig Kit, intended for ages 6+, contained 12 Egyptian toys, chisel, hammer, brush, and an adventure guide to give young geologists a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization. After our archeological dig, we watched the hijinks of Tad as he embarked on his own archeological adventure. It was a fun evening of treasure hunting! 

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TAD THE LOST EXPLORER movies are English voice over releases by Paramount Pictures of popular Spanish Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones films directed by Enrique Gato. These films are based upon the graphic novel Tadeo and the Secret of the Toactlum, illustrated and co-written by Juan López Fernández and written by Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallón, and Enrique Gato. The theatrical release of TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE EMERALD TABLET was the second highest grossing animated film in Spain in 2022 and the second biggest opening weekend for a Spanish film for the year. An enjoyable family friendly movie with international flair. 

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