I am not a fan of Nemo... I'll just toss that on the table right now!
It seems that whenever an overlay on Subs is brought up most quickly point to Atlantis as the "one that got away". It was supposed to be the overlay, then the movie flopped, and the sub lagoon became a duck pond for a decade.
Since my kids never saw Atlantis Tinkmomma and I rented it. I'd planned on buying it at a discount (picked up Treasure Planet that way) but no store carried Atlantis anymore (I got lucky scoring the last copy of Treasure Planet). So... watched it... watched it a few times actually (4 kids, so anything new will play several times at our house). I'm so GLAD I didn't buy it. I'll spare the movie critique and go to the point of the thread...
Atlantis takes place at the turn of the century. There is a specific comment about finding the power source of Atlantis which is "more powerful then steam or coal". Granted Atlantis itself is advanced... but the explorer team that "re-discovered" it would fit better in the old theme of Adventureland or Main Street USA. So I am curious, how would Atlantis fit the theme of the world of Tomorrow? or was it simply a stylistic design change and a cheap overlay (queue Nemo comments now...) ?
And because I really have to say this... no kid movie should ever open with subtitles and a foreign language! One of many problems I had with Atlantis. oh and Treasure Planet still ranks up there as one of my modern favorites, so lucky I found it!