Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

DVD Release: March 6, 2018
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas


Tad travels to Las Vegas to attend archaeologist Sara Lavroff’s presentation of her latest discovery – the papyrus that show the existence of the Necklace of Midas, the mythical King who turned everything he touched into gold. But this happy reunion will be clouded when an evil rich man kidnaps Sara in order to find the talisman and get infinite wealth. Along with his friends, Tad will have to use his wit to rescue Sara on a trip around the world, where he will meet new friends…and new villains!

Dove Review

Tad the Explorer is back for another adventure in Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas. The video images are terrific, including a snow-capped mountain, a temple which holds great treasures—and mysteries—as well as a storm at sea and the pursuit of King Midas’ golden touch. It is an action-packed adventure and a tug-of-war between the good guys and the villains.

Tad is ready to propose to his girlfriend Sarah—if life ever slows down long enough for him to take the time to do that. Tad is the “Indiana Jones” of the movie, although Sarah certainly helps him with her knowledge and wisdom during their latest adventure. The theme of the “sacrifice of love” plays a big part in this picture, and the film does a good job in making it clear that people are the real treasures in life, more than material objects. Yet there is plenty of fun along the way in this energetic and rousing adventure. We are more than happy to award it our Dove Seal for ages 12+. Our heroes and villains and their action-packed adventures makes this one worth seeing.

Content Description

Faith: Mention is made of gods but not the God of the Bible.
Integrity: Characters learn that people are more important than material things and that a sacrifice of love is a life-changing thing.
Sex: It's mentioned that a kiss took place; an accidental kiss between a mummy and a character; a couple kisses.
Language: OMG-2; Idiots-1; Losers-1
Violence: Characters shoot darts at each other and hit a bad guy and a dog; a large rock falls on a bad guy; a few minor incidents of adventure violence.
Drugs: Truth serum is used on a couple of characters.
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between characters; the mention of Baal, Apollo and the "gods."


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Enrique Gato
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Ed C