In 2004, Tadeo Jones made its debut. The Spanish animated short, from director Enrique Gato, followed the story of an adventurer (similar to Indiana Jones) who explores a mummy-filled pyramid.
Upon release, this animated short was met with plenty of praise, and a number of industry awards, prompting its director to work on a follow-up short, called Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom. This in turn inspired Gato to develop a series of feature-length movies, renamed Tad the Lost Explorer, which were based on the Tadeo Jones character.
But how many Tad the Lost Explorer movies are there? For all the details and more, keep reading!
The Tad the Explorer movies in order
To date there are three feature-length films in the Tad the Explorer movie series, as well as the two original animated shorts. The shorts & movies appear in the following order:
As discussed above, the Tad the Lost Explorer movie series began life as a collection of shorts:
- Tadeo Jones (2004)
- Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (2006)
Due to the success of the shorts, the Tadeo Jones concept was reworked for a collection of feature-length movies:
- Tad the Lost Explorer (2012)
- Tad the Lost Explorer: The Secret of King Midas (2017)
- Tad the Lost Explorer: The Curse of the Mummy (2022)
Are all of the feature-length Tad the Lost Explorer movies part of the same series?
All of the Tad the Lost Explorer movies are part of the same series.
Who are the cast of the Tad the Lost Explorer movies?
Notable cast members in the Tad movie series include Kerry Shale, Ariel Winter (US), Fiona Glascott (UK), Cheech Marin (US), Lewis MacLeod (UK), Adam James, Mac McDonald, Bruce Mackinnon, Trevor White, Alex Kelly, and Gemma Whelan.
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