It was animation from after effects I believe, composited and finished in FCP 7.
Anyway, this thread I found after posting my own. Seems similar, except I still think the way Compressor handles this is weird, crashing or re-timing without being told ot do so are both bad options.
I read what you're experienceing (speeded up play) and what the other threads are saying about this as different, Compressor should spit out a 24 (23.98) fps MPEG2. However, DVD SP will report it as 29.97 with pulldown, which the player should read correctly – preserving the 24 fps "look".
But it sounds as though your movie is running at about 120, which I've never encountered. Does it also play that way in QT Player?
I have to ask why a 24fps DVD? PAL is 25fps. NTSC is 29.97fps, this means that you are attempting to create a DVD that is not meeting any device playback specifications.
If you are trying to create a HD file for playback then you need to reassess the codec you are using, yes a bluray compatible file can be written to a DVD.