PHOTOS, VIDEO: Jim Hawkins from “Treasure Planet” Greets Guests at Walt Disney World

Well, here’s someone we didn’t expect to see today. As we strolled through Tomorrowland, we saw a face from our distant memories: Jim Hawkins from “Treasure Planet”!

The famed explorer took time to greet guests and learn more about the treasures found in the futuristic land. Thankfully, pirates didn’t follow him here.

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Here’s Jim! He’s very down-to-Earth. While his appearance seemed a bit random to us, there is a possibility Jim was training for an upcoming special Disney or Disney-affiliated event. He was very engaged in conversation, so he might have been honing his skills. After all, we haven’t seen him in quite some time.

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“Treasure Planet” was an animated film released in 2002 and is a sci-fi take on the better-known book “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Jim, and other well-known actors like Martin Short and Emma Thompson provided voice work.

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Though it was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Animated Feature” in 2002, “Treasure Planet” was not a box office success and only earned $110 million worldwide, however it did garner a cult-like following.

Watch our meet-and-greet with Jim below. We had a great chat!

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