Tad: The Lost Explorer

DVD Release: September 18, 2017
Tad: The Lost Explorer


Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon… in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara are waiting for the famous professor to crack the code. Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon, but Max has secretly betrayed the professor by teaming up with the evil Kopponen and his shady Odysseus corporation. Time for Tad to step up.

Dove Review

“Tad: The Lost Explorer” is the Indiana Jones for his generation! Tad has so many adventures in this action-packed animated feature that Indiana Jones just might envy him! Tad was raised by his grandmother and always dreamed about becoming an archaeologist and experiencing great explorations and journeys. When he loses his job as a construction worker, he finds himself headed to Peru where he meets a beautiful young woman named Sarah. They have a lot in common, and Tad does not fail to recognize this fact. After all, he is all about facts.

Tad and Sarah face several bad guys together, including a real baddie named Odysseus. This action-filled movie features the bad guys and their several pursuits of Tad and Sarah, a few fights, Tad and Sarah racing across the top of a train, the search for treasure, and a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. Due to a few rude comments and a few intense fighting and dangerous moments, we are recommending this film to be best suited for the 12-Plus Dove Seal. You’ll be out of breath by the time this one is over! It’s a non-stop thrill ride all the way.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses; a man jokes about his ex-wife.
Language: A few rude comments such as "Bite me" being repeated and seen on a sign; moron; loser.
Violence: A female character slaps a rude man; several pursuits of good characters by the bad guys; explosions; fistfighting; characters are shot at and their car is shot at; poison darts are shot at a man fleeing in a small boat.
Drugs: A character accidentally gives another character several sleeping pills instead of a few energy pills; it is mentioned the character who was given the pills will have to have his stomach pumped.
Nudity: A woman in shorts and cleavage in several scenes.
Other: A few comments about the death of loved ones and it is obvious a couple of characters still miss their loved one; a comment about the magic powers of a golden Indian; tension between a few characters; a few characters are kidnapped.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Enrique Gato
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Ed Carpenter