The Road to El Dorado
|Name:||The Road to El Dorado|
|Date(s):||March 31, 2000|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||The Road to El Dorado at Wikipedia, IMDB|
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The Road to El Dorado is a DreamWorks adventure comedy animated film.
"In 16th-century Seville, Spain, and tells about two men named Tulio and Miguel. During a dice game using loaded dice, they win a map that supposedly shows the location of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold in the New World. However, their cheating is soon discovered and as a result, they end up as stowaways on Hernán Cortés' fleet to conquer Mexico. They are discovered, but manage to escape in a boat with Cortés' prize war horse and eventually discover the hidden city of El Dorado, where they are mistaken for gods." 
- Miguel - one of the con artists and is more fun-loving compared to Tulio
- Tulio - the other con artist and is the planner
- Chel - a young native from El Dorado who discovers Tulio and Miguel's con and decides to play along
- Altivo - Hernán Cortés' prize war horse than accidently joins Miguel and Tulio on their adventure
- Tzekel-Kan - a fanatically vicious high priest of El Dorado
- Chief Tannabok - the kind chief of El Dorado
Road to El Dorado fandom is fairly small, probably due to it being a box-office bomb back in 2000. However, there are still fans of the movie which with the help of the internet such as Tumblr and Deviantart along with FanFiction.net and Archive of Our Own, the fandom is steadily growing despite it being over 14 years since the movie was released. Gifs, picspams, and fanart are often seen on Tumblr as well as Deviantart. On youtube, various crossover pairing vids can be found featuring Miguel, Tulio or Chel. Fans of Road to El Dorado often cosplay it mainly as Miguel, Tulio, and Chel.
The main pairings are Miguel/Tulio, Tulio/Chel, Chel/Miguel and the threesome Chel/Miguel/Tulio. Various crossover pairings also appear in different types of fanworks, especially when crossovered with other DreamWorks and Disney films.
Other Fandoms & the Gifs
Fans from other fandoms often use gifs of the characters to portray their feels for example the "Both? Both. BOTH. Both is good." gif (seen to the left) is often portrayed when fans can't decide between two pairings, and decide to ship a threesome.
There are many other good gifs used by fans from other fandoms -  has a lot of examples.
- Many fans believe that Miguel and Tulio are Tangled's Flynn Rider's fathers due to how alike the characters look and act. Various fanworks and headcanons portray this   . This sometimes leads to Altivo and Maximus being somehow related as well.
- The Perfect Solution by Person4. Tulio has a problem, and Chel thinks she knows how to fix it. ChelTulioMiguel Wordcount: 788
- A Road to El Dorado Parody by meggannn. What in the name of all things sexually ambiguous is this? Wordcount: 7,878
- Road to El Do-Asgard by muirin007, an artwork depicting Thor and Loki in an iconic scene from the RtED film along with Altivo from the film.
- Shaun of El Dorado by Samoubica, a movie mashup of Shaun of the Dead & RtED.
- the road to el dorado by kingli
- Dorks in El Dorado by Dootsyblue
- Genderbent Road to El Dorado by s0alaina
- Miguel by esai8mellows
- Chel by esai8mellows
- Chel by ricenrice
- Chel Dorado by oolinstant0miso0soup
- Chel & Tulio by mistytang
- Miguel and Chel by MsLyoness
- Altivo by Rahxy
- Miguel and Tulio by heyheyanna
- Miguel and Tulio by hvit-ravn
- Blonde Misadventures by kra (Tangled crossover: Miguel, Tulio, Eugene, and Rapunzel)
- Eugene got his obsession for treasure from someone right? (Tangled crossover gif: Miguel, Tulio & Eugene)
- Chel & Kuzco (Emperor's New Groove crossover gif)
- Tell me your secrets... by IkymDLS (Atlantis: The Lost Empire crossover: Chel & Kida)
- Tulio, I WANT TO BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND! (Miguel/Tulio)
- if you could only see.. (Miguel/Tulio)
- Broken (Tulio/Chel)
- One Two Three (Chel, Tulio & Miguel)
- Mighty and Powerful Goddesses - Elle Dorado by Courtoon & MangoSirene (female!Tulio & female!Miguel)
- The Road To El Dorado by TheSinisterLove & alcblueyes (Tulio & Miguel)
- The Road to El Dorado: Chel cosplay by Adurnah
- Mighty and Powerful Gods: The Miguel/Tulio Manifesto by baelarion for ship_manifesto (May 2005)
Archives and Communities
- Road to El Dorado works tagged at AO3
- Road to El Dorado & crossovers works at FFN
- eldorado, a LJ community
- The Road to El Dorado at DreamWorks Wiki