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Writers:
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Release Date:
1 November 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The story of a boy who became a man by becoming a bear. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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One of Disney's last gasps retains most of what made the studio great. See more (152 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Joaquin Phoenix ... Kenai (voice)

Jeremy Suarez ... Koda (voice)

Jason Raize ... Denahi (voice)

Rick Moranis ... Rutt (voice)

Dave Thomas ... Tuke (voice)

D.B. Sweeney ... Sitka (voice)

Joan Copeland ... Tanana (voice)

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Tug (voice)

Harold Gould ... Old Denahi (voice)
Paul Christie ... Ram #1 (voice)

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Ram #2 (voice) (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)

Estelle Harris ... Old Lady Bear (voice)

Greg Proops ... Male Lover Bear (voice)

Pauley Perrette ... Female Lover Bear (voice)
Darko Cesar ... Foreign Croatian Bear (voice)

Bumper Robinson ... Chipmunks (voice)
Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley ... Inuit Narrator (voice)
Patrick Pinney ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Pat Pinney)

Brian Posehn ... Additional Voice (voice)

Phil Proctor ... Additional Voice (voice)

Pamela Adlon ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Pam Seagall)

Bob Bergen ... Additional Voice (voice)

Rodger Bumpass ... Additional Voice (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Additional Voice (voice)

Debi Derryberry ... Additional Voice (voice)

Bill Farmer ... Additional Voice (voice)

Hope Levy ... Additional Voice / Valley Girl Bear (voice)

Sherry Lynn ... Additional Voice (voice)
Mickie McGowan ... Additional Voice (voice)
Caitlin Rose Anderson ... Additional Voice (voice)
Maxi Anderson ... Additional Voice (voice)

Carmen Carter ... Additional Voice (voice)
Randy Crenshaw ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Randel Crenshaw)
Trey Finney ... Additional Voice (voice)
Ben Johnson ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Ben Johnson)
Bethany Johnson ... Additional Voice (voice)
Luke Johnson ... Additional Voice (voice)
B. Wyatt Johnson ... Additional Voice (voice)
Amy Keys ... Additional Voice (voice)
Rick Logan ... Additional Voice (voice)
Susie Stevens-Logan ... Additional Voice (voice)
Arnold McCuller ... Additional Voice (voice)
Tim Mertens ... Additional Voice (voice)
Josef Powell ... Additional Voice (voice)
Lamont Van Hook ... Additional Voice (voice)
Julia Waters ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Julia Tillman Waters)
Maxine Waters Willard ... Additional Voice (voice) (as Maxine W. Waters)
Oren Waters ... Additional Voice (voice)
Willie Wheaton ... Additional Voice (voice)
Fred White ... Additional Voice (voice)
Terry Wood ... Additional Voice (voice)
Terry Young ... Additional Voice (voice)

Directed by
Aaron Blaise 
Robert Walker 
 
Writing credits
Tab Murphy (screenplay) and
Lorne Cameron (screenplay) &
David Hoselton (screenplay) and
Steve Bencich (screenplay) &
Ron J. Friedman (screenplay)

Stephen J. Anderson (story supervisor) (as Stephen Anderson)

Nathan Greno (story) &
Stevie Wermers (story) (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton) &
Kevin Deters (story) &
Woody Woodman (story) &
Thom Enriquez (story) &
Kevin Harkey (story) &
Broose Johnson (story) &
John Norton (story) &
John Puglisi (story)

Tim Hodge (additional story) &
Tom LaBaff (additional story) &
Ray Shenusay (additional story) &
Brian Pimental (additional story) &
Jim Story (additional story) &
Don Dougherty (additional story) &
Don Hall (additional story) &
Samuel Levine (additional story) &
Aurian Redson (additional story) &
Chris Williams (additional story)

Jeff Hand (additional story material)

Produced by
Igor Khait .... associate producer
Chuck Williams .... executive producer
Chuck Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Phil Collins 
Mark Mancina 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Mertens 
 
Casting by
Matthew Jon Beck 
Mary Hidalgo 
 
Art Direction by
Robh Ruppel 
 
Production Management
Bruce Anderson .... production manager
Michael Brassell .... assistant production manager: CAPS
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Stephen R. Craig .... assistant production manager: Sweatbox
Coralie Cudot-Lissillour .... production manager: Paris
Michael De La Cruz .... assistant production manager: production, Paris (as Michael de la Cruz)
Kelley Derr .... assistant production manager: publicity, California
Jeff Hand .... assistant production manager: editorial
Krissie Kaufman .... assistant production manager: layout
Etienne Longa .... assistant production manager: production, Paris
Jenni Magee-Cook .... assistant production manager: production, California
Michael J. Miller .... assistant production manager: production, California
Leslie Moes .... post-production manager: Florida
Frederika Pepping .... assistant production manager: production, Paris
Berenice Robinson .... post-production manager (as Bérénice Robinson)
Jackie L. Shadrake .... assistant production manager: clean-up
Kelly Slagle .... assistant production manager: publicity, Florida
Stephanie Green Spahn .... assistant production manager: production (as Stephanie Green-Spahn)
Jennifer Christine Vera .... assistant production manager: digital production
Elizabeth Watts .... assistant production manager: backgrounds/animation check (as Lisa Watts)
Shellie West .... assistant production manager: color models
Judy Wolf .... assistant production manager: story
 
Art Department
Jonathan Annand .... additional visual development artist
Sunny Apinchapong .... additional visual development artist
Hans Bacher .... visual development artist
Kirk Bodyfelt .... artistic coordinator
Richie Chavez .... visual development artist
David Crane .... additional visual development artist
Guy Deel .... additional visual development artist
Paul A. Felix .... visual development artist (as Paul Felix)
Douglas Henderson .... visual development artist
Andrew Hickson .... layout artist: journeyman
Xiangyuan Jie .... visual development artist
Paul R. Kashuk Jr. .... assistant artistic coordinator (as Paul Kashuk Jr.)
Sai Ping Lok .... visual development artist (as Saiping Lok)
Rick Maki .... additional visual development artist (as Roderick Maki)
James J. Martin .... additional visual development artist (as James Martin)
Bill Perkins .... visual development artist
Franc Reyes .... visual development artist
Harald Siepermann .... visual development artist
Gabor Tom Steisinger .... additional visual development artist (as Gabor 'Tom' Steisinger)
Marcelo Vignali .... visual development artist
Charles R. Vollmer .... additional visual development artist (as Chuck Vollmer)
Terryl Whitlatch .... visual development artist (as Terryl A. Whitlatch)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound effects editor
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Ron Bartlett .... supervising sound mixer
Mark Binder .... assistant sound designer
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... sound assistant
Eric Bretter .... sound re-recordist
Vince Caro .... original dialogue recording engineer
Mike Chock .... supervising sound effects editor
Chuck Choi .... technical consultant
Mark Coffey .... assistant sound effects editor
Dan Cubert .... additional dialogue recording engineer (as Daniel Cubert)
Evan Daum .... stage engineer
Charles Hewitt .... post-production sound
Rob Hill .... additional dialogue recording engineer
Eric Cameron Hosmer .... sound re-recordist (as Eric Hosmer)
Doc Kane .... additional dialogue recording engineer
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Steve Lee .... sound effects editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
Piero Mura .... adr editor
Michael Novitch .... stage engineer (as Mike Novitch)
Chris Pinkston .... post-production audio coordinator (as Christopher Pinkston)
Erin Michael Rettig .... sound engineer
Mark Rinaldi .... dialogue recording assistant
John Roesch .... foley artist
James A. Sandweiss .... additional dialogue recording engineer
Jackson Schwartz .... additional dialogue recording engineer
Reuben Simon .... foley editor
Mark Smith .... supervising sound mixer
Ralph Stuart .... assistant sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Donald Dowd .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Bekuhrs .... additional digital production supporter
Cindy Leopold Beltz .... assistant production manager: animation
Bob Bennett .... visual effects animator (as Robert Bennett)
Joel Biske .... effects breakdown artist (as Joel M. Biske)
Robert Blalock .... assistant effects animator
Paul Briggs .... key assistant effects animator
Christopher Robert Bromby .... effects breakdown artist
Michael Budd .... assistant technical director
Jason Buske .... compositing supervisor (as Jason Leonard Robert Buske)
John Cashman .... assistant effects animator
Thierry Chaffoin .... additional effects animator: Paris
Helene Cnockaert .... additional effects animator: Paris
Earl Coffman .... compositor (as Earl Scott Coffman)
Jason Michael Crossley .... 3D character animator (as James Michael Crossley)
Michael Curtis .... main title animation
Mathilde Danton .... additional effects animator: Paris
Christian M. Elsensohn .... render I/O administrator: Walt Disney
Bill Fadness .... visual effects supervisor
Jazno Francoeur .... visual effects animator
Kirk Garfield .... 3D effects technical director (as Kirk Alan Garfield)
Joseph Gilland .... visual effects animator (as Joseph F. Gilland)
Sandra Groeneveld .... modeler (as Sandra Maria Groeneveld)
Eric Guaglione .... modeler
Troy A. Gustafson .... visual effects animator
William J. Haas .... effects breakdown artist
Darlene E. Hadrika .... 3D effects animator
Kelly Hoover .... assistant production manager: visual effects (as Kellie M. Hoover)
Chris Hummel .... 3D effects technical director
Brian Jefcoat .... lead modeler
Scott Kersavage .... CGI supervisor
Jamie Kirschenbaum .... assistant technical director
Sean Locke .... herd animator
Sean Locke .... model technical director
Joseph M. Lohmar .... additional digital production supporter
Dan Lund .... visual effects animator
Andrea Lösch .... 3D effects technical director (as Andrea Losch)
Derrick L. McKenzie .... visual effects animator: 3D waterfalls (as Derrick Lee McKenzie)
Adeline Monin .... additional effects animator: Paris
Michael Todd Montgomery .... key assistant effects animator
Carlos Muñoz .... assistant technical director
Maria Nemeth .... additional effects animator: Paris
Simon O'Connor .... additional digital production supporter
Michael Oliva .... key assistant effects animator (as Michael L. Oliva)
Mouloud Oussid .... additional effects animator: Paris
Randy Parker .... digital production manager
Tony Plett .... look development supervisor
Chalermpon 'Yo' Poungpeth .... look development technical director
Sean Simon Ramirez .... assistant effects animator
Paitoon Ratanasirintrawoot .... key assistant effects animator
Gregory Regeste .... additional effects animator: Paris
Nicolas Ruedy .... additional effects animator: Paris
James 'J.R.' Russell .... compositing supervisor: California (as James 'JR' Russell)
Gary Schumer .... visual effects animator
Heather M. Shepherd .... effects breakdown artist
Brad Smith .... render I/O administrator
Rochelle Doriot Smith .... effects breakdown artist
Lora M. Spran .... assistant effects animator
Kip Lanai Stone .... x-sheet/data entry: effects
John David Thornton .... visual effects animator
Tony West .... visual effects animator
Jayme Wilkinson .... additional digital production supporter
Jason W. Wolbert .... 3D effects animator (as Jason William Wolbert)
Garrett Wren .... visual effects supervisor
Karel Zilliacus .... additional effects animator: Paris
Michael D. Lusby .... assistant technical director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Grealy .... camera operator (as Tom Grealy)
Suzy Zeffren .... camera department coordinator (as Suzy Zeffren-Rauch)
 
Animation Department
Dominic A'Vant .... breakdown artist: "Kenai - Human"
Georges Abolin .... additional animator: Paris
Laurence Adam-Bessière .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Benjamin William Adams .... breakdown artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Jo Anne Adams .... blue sketch artist (as Joanne Johnson Tzuanos)
Joyce Alexander .... painter
Marco Allard .... additional animator: Paris
Phil Allora .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Philip J. Allora)
Paulo Alvarado .... rough inbetweener (as Paulo R. Alvarado)
Carmen R. Alvarez .... paint mark-up (as Carmen Regina Alvarez)
Leyla C. Amaro Nodas .... registration (as Leyla C. Amaro-Nodas)
Bill Andres .... painter
Merritt F. Andrews .... key assistant animator: "Denahi" (as Merritt Faye Andrews)
Jonathan Annand .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Ruben A. Aquino .... supervising animator: "Denahi"
Carlos Arancibia .... additional rough inbetweener
Carlos Arancibia .... inbetween artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Stephen Nelson Austin .... breakdown artist: "Denahi"
Kirk E. Axtell II .... painter (as Kirk Axtell II)
Gregg E. Azzopardi .... animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Gregg Azzopardi)
Doug Ball .... additional background supervisor: Los Angeles
Tom Bancroft .... additional animator: "Tuke"
Kevin A. Barber .... breakdown artist: "Kenai - Human"
Javier Espinosa Bañuelos .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Brian Beauchamp .... breakdown artist: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
Janelle C. Bell-Martin .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Human" (as Janelle Bell-Martin)
Michael Benet .... animator: "Kenai - Human"
Rachel R. Bibb .... lead key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Rachel Renee Bibb)
Katherine Blackmore .... assistant animator: "Koda"
Travis Blaise .... animator: "Koda"
Russell Blandino .... assistant paint supervisor
Jason Boose .... animator: "Koda"
Claire Bourdin .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Philip S. Boyd .... clean-up supervisor (as Philip Scott Boyd)
David Braden .... 2D animation processing supervisor
Rune Brandt Bennicke .... character designer
Rune Brandt Bennicke .... lead animator: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
Russell Braun .... breakdown artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Todd Bright .... rough inbetweener
Philippe Briones .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Jeff Brown .... inbetween artist: "Kenai - Bear" (as Jeffrey Scott Brown)
Robert Bryan .... additional animator: "Tuke"
Robert Bryan .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
James Burks .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Scott A. Burroughs .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Human"
Joey Calderon .... painter
Ofra Afouta Calderon .... painter (as Ofra Afuta Naylor)
Dominic M. Carola .... animator: "Denahi"
Irma Cartaya-Torre .... color models supervisor
Hortensia Casagran .... paint supervisor (as Hortensia M. Casagran)
Janice M. Caston .... painter
Michael Cedeno .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Darko Cesar .... animator: "Koda"
Farouk Cherfi .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Karen China .... painter (as Karen N. China)
Chang Yei Cho .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles (as Chang Cho)
Wesley Chun .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Anthony Cipriano .... character sculptor (as Tony Cipriano)
Casey Clayton .... paint mark-up
Caroline Clifford .... key assistant animator: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
Ron Cohee .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Human"
Daniel Cohen .... animation check supervisor
Hugo J. Giraud Collazo .... breakdown artist: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
Beth Collins-Stegmaier .... animation editor (as Beth A. Collins-Stegmaier)
Brad S. Condie .... rough inbetweener (as Brad Condie)
Frank R. Cordero .... breakdown artist: "Koda"
Robert O. Corley .... animator: "Koda" and "Rams"
James Crossley .... CG animator
Lee Crowe .... breakdown artist: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
Don Crum .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
John Cunningham .... scene planning/camera supervisor
Lea Dahlen .... painter
Dan Daly .... key assistant animator: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
Tammy Daniel-Biske .... assistant animator: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears
Cheryl Davis .... color model stylist
Nicole de Bellefroid .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Antony De Fato .... assistant animator: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears (as Antony de Fato)
Tom De Rosier .... breakdown artist: "Koda" (as Tom de Rosier)
Ron DeFelice .... background artist (as Ron De Felice)
Peter J. DeLuca .... key assistant layout artist
Robert Dettloff .... painter
Jeff Dickson .... layout supervisor
Frank DiGregorio .... inbetween artist: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom" (as Frank Digregorio)
Sasha Dorogov .... animator: "Koda"
Bernard Dourdent .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Tom Dow .... key assistant layout artist
Amy Drobeck .... additional rough inbetweener
Amy Drobeck .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Sam Ewing .... lead key assistant animator: "Koda"
James Falkowski .... inbetween artist: "Kenai - Bear" (as Jeremy Falkowski)
Xin-Lin Fan .... background artist
Perry Farinola .... breakdown artist: "Koda"
Phyllis Fields .... assistant paint supervisor (as Phyllis Estelle Fields)
Christine Lawrence Finney .... clean-up supervisor
Trey Finney .... animator: "Koda"
Tom Fish .... lead key assistant animator: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears
Michael Foley .... painter
Doug Frankel .... additional animator: Los Angeles (as Doug Frankle)
Maria Angela Iturriza Freire .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Cliff Freitas .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Tom Gately .... lead animator: "Tanana"
Cindy Ge .... rough inbetweener (as Cindy Ge Benet)
Steven Charles Geer .... breakdown artist: "Koda"
Billy George .... layout artist
Hugo Giraud .... breakdown artist (as Hugo J. Giraud Collazo)
Patricia L. Gold .... paint mark-up
Daniel A. Gracey .... lead key assistant animator: "Denahi"
Craig Anthony Grasso .... layout artist
Thomas Grealy .... scene planning pre-checker (as Tom Grealy)
Christopher F. Greco .... background artist
Debbie Green .... painter
Gizella Gregán .... additional clean-up artist: Paris (as Gizella Maros Gregan)
Vernette Griffee .... painter
David Wang Ying Guang .... background artist
Juanjo Guarnido .... additional animator: Paris
Jan Barley Gutowski .... animation checker
John E. Hailey .... assistant animator: "Mammoths" and miscellaneous animals (as John O'Hailey)
Andrew Edward Harkness .... layout artist
James A. Harris .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Krista Heij .... rough inbetweener
Kris Heller .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Arturo A. Hernandez .... additional animator: Los Angeles (as Arturo Hernandez)
Greg Hill .... inbetween artist: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears
Suzanne Hirota .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Gontran Hoarau .... additional animator: Paris
Bill Hodman .... key assistant layout artist
Dave Holbrook .... inbetween artist: "Kenai - Bear" (as David Holbrook)
Christopher Holland .... scene planner
Allison Hollen .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Jacqueline Hooks .... animation checker (as Jacqueline Hooks-Winterlich)
Byron Howard .... supervising animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Janette Hulett .... painter
Tom Humber .... layout artist (as Thomas Humber)
John E. Hurst .... animator: "Kenai - Human" (as John Hurst)
Roland Mechael B. Ilagan .... key assistant animator: "Denahi"
James Young Jackson .... supervising animator: "Kenai - Human"
Xiangyuan Jie .... background stylist
Broose Johnson .... lead animator: "Tuke"
Carl Jones .... additional background artist: Los Angeles
Phillip A. Jones .... breakdown artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
David Karp .... painter
Angelika Katz .... painter (as Angelika R. Katz)
Mi-soon Kim .... painter (as Misoon Kim)
Seung Beom Kim .... assistant animator: "Denahi"
Yung Soo Kim .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Sally-Anne King .... painter
Fran Kirsten .... CAPS manger
Mark Koetsier .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Barry Kooser .... background supervisor (as Barry R. Kooser)
Geraldine Kovats .... background artist (as Dean Kovats)
Alex Kupershmidt .... supervising animator: "Koda"
Cynthia Landeros .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Kenneth Landrum .... color model stylist (as Kenneth Carlyle Landrum)
Christine Landés-Tigano .... additional clean-up artist: Paris (as Christine Landes)
Lisa G. Lanyon .... breakdown artist: "Denahi"
Todd LaPlante .... animation checker
Christine Laubach .... digital touch-up artist: California
Kukhee Lee .... painter
Miyul Lee .... key assistant animator: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Roberta Lee-Borchardt .... paint mark-up (as Roberta Lee Borchardt)
Karan Lee-Storr .... registration
Mary Lescher .... scene planner
Ludovic Letrun .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Kellie D. Lewis .... lead key assistant animator: "Mammoths" and miscellaneous animals
Richard Carl Livingston .... layout artist
Sai Ping Lok .... additional background artist: Los Angeles
Sean Luo .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Heidi Lin Mahoney .... painter
Philippe Malka .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
David Mar .... inbetween artist: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
Monica Marroquin .... painter (as Monica Albracht Marroquin)
James J. Martin .... additional background artist: Los Angeles
Steve Mason .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Tim Massa .... breakdown artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Pamela Mathues .... key assistant animator: "Koda"
Beth Ann McCoy .... painter (as Beth Ann McCoy-Gee)
Paul McDonald .... rough inbetweener (as Paul N. McDonald)
Teri McDonald .... painter (as Teri N. McDonald)
Brian McKim .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles (as Brian B. McKim)
Sarah Mercey .... animator: "Koda" (as Sarah Mercey-Boose)
Benoit Meurzec .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Anthony Wayne Michaels .... lead animator: "Sitka"
Karrie Keuling Michaels .... color model mark-up
Branko Mihanovic .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Debbie Mihara .... painter (as Debbie Henson)
Florence Montceau .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Deborah Mooneyham .... painter (as Deborah Jane Mooneyham)
Albert Francis Moore .... assistant animation check supervisor
Maurilio Morales .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Richard S. Morgan .... additional rough inbetweener
Richard S. Morgan .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Human"
Monica Murdock .... lead key assistant animator: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Margarito Murillo .... painter
David Murray .... background artist
Leigh Nelson .... 2D animation processor (as Leigh A. Nelson)
David Nethery .... lead key assistant animator: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom" (as David T. Nethery)
Phil Noto .... assistant animator: "Mammoths" and miscellaneous animals
Karen Nugent .... painter (as Karen Lynne Nugent)
Rosaleen O'Byrne .... animation checker
Devon Oddone .... painter
Eric Oliver .... painter
Stephanie Olivieri .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Vera Pacheco .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Lisa Jeanne Padawer .... final checker (as Lisa Padawer Ratanasirintrawoot)
Flora Sung Sook Park .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Jason Peltz .... assistant animator: "Koda"
Catherine Peterson .... painter (as Catherine Mirkovich-Peterson)
Jason Pichon .... inbetween artist: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
John J. Pierro .... assistant animator: "Koda"
Barbara J. Poirier .... 2D animation processor
Christine Poli Chatal .... additional clean-up artist: Paris (as Christine Chatal Poli)
Doug Post .... additional animator: Los Angeles (as Douglas Post)
Catherine Poulain .... additional animator: Paris
Linda Praamsma .... painter (as Rosalinde Praamsma)
Kevin Proctor .... key assistant layout artist
Steve Quentin .... inbetween artist: "Denahi"
Teresita Quezada .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Teresita Quezada-Geer)
Saskia Raevouri .... painter
Bonnie Ramsey .... paint mark-up (as Bonnie A. Ramsey)
Peter Raymundo .... breakdown artist: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears
Yolanda Rearick .... painter
David Recinos .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Mary-Jean Repchuk .... additional clean-up artist: Los Angeles
Franc Reyes .... assistant layout artist
Daniel Lawrence Riebold .... additional rough inbetweener
Daniel Lawrence Riebold .... breakdown artist: "Kenai - Bear"
Lynn Rippberger .... color model mark-up (as Laura Lynn F. Rippberger)
Ania Rubisz .... painter
Al Salgado .... additional animator: Los Angeles (as Albert Salgado)
Tony Santo .... inbetween artist: "Koda"
Danny R. Santos .... inbetween artist: "Kenai - Human"
Chris Sauve .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Kathy Schoeppner .... digital touch-up artist
Christine Schultz .... painter
Armand Serrano .... layout artist
Elsa Sesto .... breakdown artist: "Denahi" (as Elsa Sesto-Vidal)
Pierre Seurin .... additional clean-up artist: Paris (as Pierre Seurin Landreau)
Heidi Shellhorn .... painter (as Heidi Woodward Shellhorn)
Jacqueline Shepherd .... inbetween artist: "Rutt" and "Tuke" (as Jacqueline M. Shepherd)
Grace Shirado .... painter (as Grace H. Shirado)
Debra Y. Siegel .... color model stylist (as Debra Siegel-Furlin)
Harald Siepermann .... character designer
William T. Silvers Jr. .... background artist
Andrew Simmons .... final checker
Vincent Siracusano .... key assistant animator: "Tanana" and miscellaneous bears
Christian Slade .... inbetween artist: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom"
Lon Smart .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Bryan M. Sommer .... lead key assistant animator: "Kenai - Human"
Phirum Sou .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Bob Spang .... rough inbetweener
Ken Spirduso .... background assistant (as Kenneth Spirduso)
Ken Spirduso .... key assistant layout artist (as Kenneth Spirduso)
Tony Stanley .... lead animator: "Rutt"
Robert E. Stanton .... background artist
Paul Steele .... scene planner
Rusty Stoll .... key assistant animator: "Tug" and "Koda's Mom" (as Russell 'Rusty' Stoll)
Susan Sugita .... additional animator: Los Angeles
Sean Sullivan .... background artist
Roxanne M. Taylor .... painter
Myrian Ferron Tello .... paint mark-up
Sylvaine Terriou .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Tami Terusa .... painter
Chad Thompson .... breakdown artist: "Denahi"
Thomas Thorspecken .... key assistant animator: "Koda"
Colleen Tomlinson .... 2D animation processor (as Colleen Elise Tomlinson)
Marshall Lee Toomey .... additional animator: Los Angeles (as Marshall Toomey)
Kim Torpey .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Marc Tosolini .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Christina Elaine Toth .... painter (as Christine Toth)
JC Tran-Quang-Thieu .... animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Jean Claude Tran)
Patrick Tuorto .... additional rough inbetweener
Patrick Tuorto .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Theodore Ty .... animator: "Denahi" (as Theodore Anthony Lee Ty)
Britt Van der Nagel .... painter (as Britt-Marie Van Der Nagel)
Irma Velez .... assistant paint supervisor
George Villaflor .... key assistant layout artist
Xavier Villez .... additional clean-up artist: Paris
Yer 'Za' Vue .... lead key assistant animator: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
Bill Waldman .... additional animator: Los Angeles
John R. Walsh .... key assistant animator: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
John Webber .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Ian White .... animator: "Kenai - Bear"
Natalie White .... breakdown artist: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
Matt Whitlock .... inbetween artist: "Mammoths" and miscellaneous animals
Ronnie Williford .... rough inbetweener
Jaison Duell Wilson .... color model stylist
Ginger Wolf .... additional rough inbetweener (as Ginger Wolf-Browning)
Ginger Wolf .... assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear" (as Ginger Wolf-Browning)
Thomas Woodington .... additional background artist: Los Angeles
Rebecca Wrigley .... breakdown artist: "Sitka" and miscellaneous characters
David Yorke .... background artist
David W. Zach .... additional animator: "Rutt"
Ron Zeitler .... assistant animator: "Rutt" and "Tuke"
Jane Zhao .... key assistant animator: "Kenai - Bear"
David J. Zywicki .... painter
 
Casting Department
Ruth Lambert .... additional casting
Jen Rudin .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Robert Bagley .... transfer room operator (as Robert H. Bagley)
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer
Jeff Draheim .... associate editor
Robert J. Hansen .... transfer room operator
Rich Mackay .... negative cutter
Brion McIntosh .... first assistant editor
Timothy Peeler .... digital colorist
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Shannon Stein .... assistant editor: avid
Bruce Tauscher .... color timer
Mike Kenji Tomizawa .... post-production engineer (as Michael Kenzi Tomizawa)
Valerie Flueger Veras .... post-production coordinator (as Valerie Anne Flueger)
 
Music Department
Joel Berke .... music production assistant
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
David Campbell .... arranger and conductor
Carmen Carter .... vocal contractor
Chuck Choi .... music technical consultant
Phil Collins .... songs: music and lyrics by
Phil Collins .... vocal arranger
Sandy DeCrescent .... score contractor
George Doering .... musician
Daniel Gaber .... assistant music editor
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Steven Gizicki .... music consultant
Don Harper .... orchestra conductor
Jill Iverson .... music production assistant
Eddie Jobson .... choral arranger
Steve Kempster .... score recordist
Steve Kempster .... song recordist
Deniece LaRocca .... music production coordinator (as Deniece Hall)
Tom MacDougall .... music production supervisor
Mark Mancina .... vocal arranger
Dave Metzger .... orchestrator (as David Metzger)
Dave Metzger .... vocal arranger (as David Metzger)
Andrew Page .... music production manager
Bobbi Page .... vocal contractor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Booker White .... supervising music copyist
Reggie Wilson .... songs contractor
Frank Wolf .... song recordist
Ed Woolley .... music engineering assistant
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Aardal .... digital film recorder operator
Brett Achorn .... additional technology supporter: California
Patricia L. Adams .... production staff
Garret E. Albritton .... production assistant
Ross Allard .... technology supporter
Raul Anaya .... technology supporter
Stephen J. Anderson .... story supervisor (as Stephen Anderson)
William Aylsworth .... digital film recorder operator
Hank Barrio .... additional technology supporter: California
Jason Bergman .... additional technology supporter: California (as Jason L. Bergman)
Matt Bialosuknia .... technology supporter
Richard Bingle .... technology supporter
Mike Blum .... additional technology supporter: California (as Michael S. Blum)
Sheldon M. Bridge .... post production assistant
Christin Ciaccio Briggs .... production assistant
Brad Brooks .... additional technology supporter: California
Letha L. Burchard .... additional technology supporter: California
Rodolfo Cardenas .... production assistant (as Rodolfo Cardenas-Rios)
William T. Carpenter .... additional technology supporter: California
Raines Carr .... development team
Nancy Cartwright .... voice coach
Rikki Chobanian .... production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles
Chuck Choi .... technical consultant
Leo Chu .... vice president of production
Peter Chun .... additional technology supporter: California (as Peter Lee Chun)
Michael Clay .... technology supporter
Shirley Collier .... assistant production accountant
Tom Corrigan .... additional technology supporter: California
Susan Childs Crum .... production assistant
Jefferson Crutchfield .... technology supporter
Jamal Davis .... production assistant: film & digital services (as Jamal M. Davis)
Charles E. Deal .... additional technology supporter: California
Rick Dempsey .... voice coach
John Derderian .... digital film recorder operator
François Desnus .... additional technology supporter: Paris
Mimi Doss .... assistant to producer
Don Dougherty .... additional story material
Brett Drogmund .... development team
Nanette K. Drumtra .... production assistant
Brendan Duncan .... additional technology supporter: California
Larry Edminister .... technology supporter (as Larry Grant Edminister)
Joshua P. Edwards .... additional production supporter
Bill Fadness .... film & digital services supervisor (as William Fadness)
Norbert Faerstain .... additional technology supporter: California
Juan Antonio Fernandez .... technology supporter (as Juan Antonio Fernandez Bayon)
Megan J. Fish .... additional technology supporter: California (as Megan Jana Fish)
Bérangère Frésard .... production assistant
Christopher W. Gee .... technical supervisor: film & digital services
Jefry G. Georgianni .... production assistant (as Jeffry G. Georgianni)
Jennifer Gibson .... production assistant
Mark Gilicinski .... manager of technology (as Mark W. Gilicinski)
Michellina Carola Grealy .... production assistant
Don Gworek .... technology supporter
Don Hall .... additional story material
Jeff Hand .... additional story material
Dwayne Harris .... technology supporter
Dana Haukoos .... technology supporter
Stephanie C. Herrman .... assistant manager: digital & film services
Tim Hodge .... additional story material
James P. Hurrell .... additional technology supporter: California
Michael Lee James .... additional technology supporter: California
Jennifer L. Kagel .... production assistant
Christelle Kam .... assistant to production manager: Paris
Terrence Sean Kane .... technology supporter
Kevin E. Keech .... additional technology supporter: California
Kimberly W. Keech .... additional technology supporter: California
Michael D. Kliewer .... additional technology supporter: California (as Mike Kliewer)
Tom LaBaff .... additional story material
Catherine Lam .... additional technology supporter: California
Renato Lattanzi .... production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles
Ben Lemon .... assistant manager: disk space & retakes
James Edward Leslie .... technology supporter
Samuel Levine .... additional story material
Joseph M. Lohmar .... additional technology supporter: California
John Longhini .... additional technology supporter: California (as John A. Longhini)
Pascal Lopes .... additional technology supporter: Paris
James MacBurney .... additional technology supporter: California
Jean Mandonnet .... additional technology supporter: Paris
Michael Martines .... production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles
Anne-Marie Martinez .... production assistant
Brenda McGirl .... manager: disk space & retakes
Stephanie Mendoza .... production accountant
Christophe Meslin .... additional technology supporter: Paris
Tammy Middleton .... technology supporter (as Tammy Nabors Middleton)
Randy Miller .... bear supplier
Thaddeus P. Miller .... additional technology supporter: California
Charlene Moncrief .... production assistant
Ramon Montoya Vozmediano .... additional technology supporter: California
Ken Moore .... additional technology supporter: California
Ninka Katarina Mortensen .... production assistant (as Ninka K. Mortensen-Clérin)
Jennie Kepenek Mouzis .... digital film recorder operator
Greg Neagle .... additional technology supporter: California
Marssa Paolercio-Leslie .... technology supporter (as Marssa Paolercio)
Tamara R. Payton .... additional technology supporter: California (as Tamara Payton)
Jennifer R. Peltz .... production assistant
Carmen Perreault .... technology supporter (as Carmen Binette Perreault)
Brian Pimental .... additional story material
Aurian Redson .... additional story material
Nathalie Antoniolli Roca Ripoll .... additional technology supporter: Paris (as Nathalie Roca-Ripoll)
Melissa Rivas-Torres .... executive assistant
Lyn Rookachat .... production coordinator
Daryl Rosenberg .... production assistant
Michael Saitta .... technology supporter
Andrea Salhab .... production assistant
Matthew F. Schnittker .... additional technology supporter: California (as Matt Schnittker)
Arthur H. Shek .... additional technology supporter: California
Ray Shenusay .... additional story material
Virginia Perry Smith .... assistant to producer
Nora Quinn Souffir .... production assistant
Chris Sparkes .... additional technology supporter: California
William J. Sperounis .... production assistant
Jim Story .... additional story material
Byron Stultz .... additional technology supporter: California
Barbara Thornton .... technology supporter
Michael Tighe .... additional technology supporter: California
Bond-Jay Ting .... additional technology supporter: California
Alexandre Torija-Paris .... additional technology supporter: California (as Alex Torija-Paris)
Jennifer Tymkiw .... production assistant
Lewis Wakeland .... additional technology supporter: California
Kevin Waldvogel .... human resources
Dawn Watson .... production assistant (as Dawn M. Watson)
John W. Wheeler .... technology supporter
Chris Williams .... additional story material
David Willnerd .... production assistant
Terence Worley .... additional technology supporter: California
John Yoon .... additional technology supporter: California
Fran R. Zandonella .... additional technology supporter: California (as Fran Raquel Zandonella)
Michael Zarembski .... additional technology supporter: California
 
Thanks
Franchesca Arata .... very special thanks
Travis Beckner .... very special thanks
Dianne Bennaissa .... very special thanks
Steve Berry .... very special thanks
Kevin L. Briggs .... very special thanks
Donna Cartee Brown .... very special thanks
Chantal Beck Bumgarner .... very special thanks
Andy Burnell .... very special thanks
Marian Carchidi .... very special thanks
Jayne Carter .... very special thanks
Alex Chatfield .... very special thanks
Nathalie Cuzenic Christopher .... very special thanks
Paul Colacchio .... very special thanks
Lisa Cook .... very special thanks
Melissa Crabtree .... very special thanks
Dana Rosati Dillon .... very special thanks
Joshua P. Edwards .... very special thanks
Natasha Foster-Owens .... very special thanks
Maryann Gromoll .... very special thanks
Amy Hodman .... very special thanks
Karen Greco Hofheimer .... very special thanks
Scott Hutton .... very special thanks
Steve Langdon .... very special thanks
Jack P. Lew .... very special thanks
Rachele Oliver Lord .... very special thanks
Francine Luna .... very special thanks
Sanj Marosi .... very special thanks
Carolyn McClendon .... very special thanks
James Melton .... very special thanks
Stuart Sumida .... very special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Tierra de osos" - USA (Spanish title)
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The only one of the major animated Disney movies (which do not include Dinosaur (2000)) to include the black and orange Disney Pictures logo in its initial release. The black and orange logo was first used in 2000 and only lasted until 2006 when an elaborate CGI logo was unveiled during the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006).See more »
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Factual errors: In the opening scene, the DVD subtitles identify the narrator as Sitka, when it is actually Denahi.See more »
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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...
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31 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
One of Disney's last gasps retains most of what made the studio great., 8 August 2004
Author: Akbar Shahzad (rapt0r_claw-1) from Karachi, Pakistan

Sadly, Disney Feature Animation closes down after "Home on the Range." I'm waiting for Disney's last cartoon on DVD, but the subject of this review is "Brother Bear." This is the second last traditional Disney animated feature.

"Brother Bear" is a good story of love, sin, understanding, forgiveness and brotherhood, as the title suggests. It's set in Alaska in the time of the Inuit and the mammoth. Sitka, Denahi and Kenai are brothers (eldest first). After Sitka is killed by a bear, Kenai sets out to kill the bear, whilst Denahi doesn't blame the bear. Kenai kills the "monster," but Sitka, now a powerful spirit, turns Kenai into a bear to take the other's place and atone for his wrongdoing. Denahi thinks the bear has killed his other brother as well, and vows to track down Kenai and kill him. It is different from most other stories. The message is clear, the story straightforward, not muddled by subplots and separate story lines. The film tells a story that is just a fable. Fortunately, that's all it needs to be.

The animation isn't all that gorgeous, yet remains high quality. The bears are realistically depicted, all the animals are their true forms but for the caricature of their funniest features and habits. The forest, which is CG, is beautiful. The color and the realism of it is magnificent. But again, some of the computer effects don't work. The film was clearly trying to aim for something like the DreamWorks half-and-half pictures, with hand-drawn characters acting in photo-realistic environments and effects (i.e. "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" and "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas"). The water in "Brother Bear," in its early stages, looks nearly as bad as that in "The Jungle Book 2." It's flat, with a bit of shine, unlike the fast-flowing, moving torrents of other films. It just looks lame. Don't get me wrong, this is a minor mishap. The Cg layout looks fantastic.

Phil Collins did the score for this! What a surprise! NOT! The soundtrack for "Tarzan" was inspirational: the soundtrack for "Brother Bear" is varying and lackluster. The opening Tina Turner number is decent at best. Collins' songs, which form the bulk of the music in the film, have stupid lyrics, although his great voice saves it from being totally painful. The best song by far was sung by a Bolivian women's chorus, written by Colins. The lyrics for this song were better than the other songs', not bothering to include idiotic rhymes since the English words are never heard. The words were translated into Inuit. When at last the grand performance is over, you whisper: "Wow."

The characters are funny and not at all one-dimensional. Of the brotherhood, Sitka, who plays such a pivotal role, is the weakest. His character is no deeper than enough to make it clear he is brave, wise and self-sacrificing. Everyone's dream big brother to beat up the bad guys. Denahi and Kenai are have much more to them. They, of course, are the typical siblings that incessantly antagonize each other, their battles being a good source of comic relief. "Brother Bear" may have fallen flat on its face without the two distinctly Canadian moose brothers (notice the number of brothers in the film) that are by far the funniest of Disney's recent creations. They get cramps from eating grass and need to do yoga before starting, and spar to practice for the rutting season. Kenai reluctantly allows a young bear cub separated from his mother. This cub is Koda. Correction: The moose are the funniest SIDEKICKS from Disney in recent times. Koda is a lead player. He's funny, exceedingly better equipped to survive than his older chum, and most importantly: extremely cute.

So, does "Brother Bear" live up to the classics of old? Honestly, no, it doesn't. On the other hand, it doesn't exactly make it impossible for them to show their faces in public again. All in all, Disney hasn't ended a creative vacuum. But if you think about it, would Walt have approved? No. He wouldn't have. But what matters isn't how "Brother Bear" compares to other Disney films, but how much you enjoy it in a single viewing. Admittedly, it's funnier than any of than many older films. "Brother Bear" rating: 8/10

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