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Brother Bear (2003)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  1 November 2003 (USA)
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When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kenai (voice)
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Koda (voice)
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Denahi (voice)
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Rutt (voice)
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Tuke (voice)
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Sitka (voice)
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Tanana (voice)
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Tug (voice)
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Old Denahi (voice)
Paul Christie ...
Ram #1 (voice)
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Ram #2 (voice) (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)
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Old Lady Bear (voice)
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Male Lover Bear (voice)
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Storyline

Kenai, a man who resents bears after a fight with one kills his older brother, is turned into a bear so he can see life from a different perspective. He is visited by the spirit of his older brother, and is told that, if he wishes to be changed back into a human, he must travel to the place where the lights touch the Earth, in other words, the Northern Lights. Fueled by hope, Kenai sets off on his long journey, and, along the way, encounters a younger bear, Koda, who is a chatterbox and a fun-loving spirit; Koda is trying to find his way back to his home, the Salmon Run, which, coincidentally, is right next to where the lights touch the Earth. Koda and Kenai team up, but are hunted by Kenai's other brother, Denahi, who fears that the bear has killed Kenai as well. Along the way, the two bears meet other friends, including two moose, some rams, and some mammoths, with whom they hitch a ride. However, Kenai discovers that he likes being a bear, and realizes that humans aren't only ... Written by fallgeek

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This November, see through another's eyes, feel through another's heart, and discover the meaning of brotherhood. See more »


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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,143,150 (Spain) (26 March 2004)

Gross:

$80,239,025 (Europe) (4 June 2004)
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Trivia

The leader of the bears in the salmon run is a clear caricature of his voice actor, Michael Clarke Duncan. See more »

Goofs

In the closed-captions on the DVD, the narrator at the beginning and end of the film is ID'd as the character Sitka. The voice is Harold Gould and the character is actually Old Denahi. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Denahi as an Old Man: This is a story from long ago, when the great mammoths still roamed our lands. It's the story of my two brothers and me. When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic. The source of this magic is the ever-changing lights that dance across the sky. The shaman woman of our village told us that these lights are the spirits of our ancestors, and that they had the power to make changes in our world. Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One ...
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the end credits, Koda appears to announce the standard declaration that no salmon were harmed in the making of the film. However, he is embarrased by a bear chasing a salmon behind him and signals for shooting to stop. Koda covers the lens with his paws and the picture goes black as he accidently breaks the camera while the fishing bear belches. See more »

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Referenced in Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 4 (2013) See more »

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Look Through My Eyes
Written by Phil Collins
Produced by Rob Cavallo
Arranged by Phil Collins and Rob Cavallo
Strings Arranged and Conducted by David Campbell
Recorded by Allen Sides
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Performed by Phil Collins
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Amazingly funny and entertaining!!
26 May 2004 | by (Cheney) – See all my reviews

Brother Bear seems to be following the mold for the newer Disney Movies. In an effort expand their horizons and take a look at more diverse and different cultures, Brother Bear takes a look at early American Indian culture. The story involves Kenai is the youngest of three brothers and feels he must prove himself to the tribe in an effort to get a mighty animal as his totem. What he gets is an experience of life as a bear after a tragedy befalls his family. He meets many different animals along the way including two moose whose voices are portrayed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas and who revise their roles and Doug and Bob Mckenzie those two crazy Canadians. They as well as some rams on a mountain top and the young Koda, Kenai's bear companion are very funny. I found myself laughing out loud by myself.


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