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An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

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Storyline

Ryan is a lion who wants to go to the wild, where his dad (Samson) once lived. When he gets himself shipped to Africa, his zoo friends (and Samson) work together to bring him back. When they get to Africa, however, the animals find themselves in a pile of danger. They have to fight an evil wildebeest called Kazar. But Kazar's safe compared to the other danger on the island- a volcano that's on the edge of eruption. Can the animals find Ryan and get out of Africa before the volcano erupts in so little time? Written by movieguy3

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14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$460,162 (Australia) (22 September 2006)

Gross:

$2,521,598 (Australia) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

Two boats in the New York harbor scene, "The Lily Maia" and the "Nicolai" are named after production designer Chris Farmer's daughter Lily and the producer's son Nick. See more »

Goofs

If you watch very closely the edge of Larry's mouth during the first scene in the garbage truck drifting through New York, Larry opens his mouth, and there is a very visible bright line where the interior of his mouth should line up with his lips, but doesn't. It's a tear in the CG model, and should have been fixed before the character was animated. What you're viewing through the tear is the New York city scape. See more »

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[first lines]
Samson: So there I was, face to face with the biggest, meanest leopard on the savannah and...
Ryan: You roared so loud, his spots flew off. Dad I've heard that story a billion times.
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Spoofs White Heat (1949) See more »

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Really Nice Day (Finale)
Written and Performed by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
Produced by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Recorded and Mixed by Larry Mah and Tony Phillips
Remixed by Tony Phillips
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Well.....I thought it was great!
27 May 2006 | by (Rovaniemi, Finland) – See all my reviews

Now, I'm an 18 year old male and I took my girlfriend to see it and we both thought it was a fantastic movie. I am getting increasingly annoyed with the amount of people who say that The Wild is a rip off of another movie, it isn't! Madagascar and The Wild are two completely different movies, so what if they're similar? The animation in the Wild was far more better than in Madagascar, the plot was more exciting/funny and all in all it was a great movie.

I think this movie is going to get a bad rating because of all the pathetic people complaining about rip offs. Seriously, what is everyone's problem? Even if it is a rip off, that doesn't affect you in any way, so why complain? I for one rate it above Madagascar and Finding Nemo which some people are comparing it too for some reason *is confused*

In the short, it does not deserve the bad reports because it IS a good movie.


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