Music Mondays: Where the Dream Takes You (Atlantis)
Over the weekend my family and I watched the Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). I couple things to quickly mention that learned. The movie was produced by Don Hahn (Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King and Maleficent (2014) and Joss Whedon (Agents of Shield, Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The main character in this movie is Milo Thatch who is voiced by Michael J. Fox. It was a pretty interesting movie with lots more voices you might recognize.
Anyways, at the very end of the movie, there is a ballad that plays through the credits. Written by songwriter, Diane Warren (How Do I Live, Music in My Heart, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing), the song is called Where the Dream Takes You. It is sung by pop star, Mýa
The song has some great lyrics and message that reflects the movie about the search for Atlantis and also following whatever the dream is in your heart. In the movie, there is misfit but endearing cast of supporting characters that all have individual dreams. You can't help but root for them.
There's something in your soul
That won't be denied
It's the faith to dream that keeps the dream alive
So you still believe and you know you must go
Where the dream takes you
First, I think this is an underrated Disney movie. It's kinda of a sci-fi adventure film. Maybe it was before it's time or maybe it was just bad timing. This song that was released with the movie is a bit underrated, too. It's got a great song title and lyrics. It has that epic kind of sound. Maybe if someone with a more powerful voice had sung it, Where the Dream Takes You could have had a chance to climb the charts in the way that songs like A Whole New World, Beauty of the Beast and Let It Go did. Make time to watch Atlantis, The Lost Empire.