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The Wild (2006)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  14 April 2006 (USA)
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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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Samson (voice)
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Benny (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
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Carmine (voice)
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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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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$380,226 (Brazil) (14 April 2006)

Gross:

$2,521,598 (Australia) (13 October 2006)
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The ship in the film is named the "Hannah W" after director Steve 'Spaz' Williams' daughter, Hannah. See more »

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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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Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland (as Jonathan Buckland), Will Champion (as William Champion) and Chris Martin (as Christopher Martin)
Performed by Coldplay
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Fun, funny and adolescent-friendly
12 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw a preview screening last night, and it was really fun. First, the movie is visually gorgeous. The texture (hair especially!) work alone is enough to recommend the film to animation enthusiasts. To all the comparisons with Madagascar I will add that The Wild is much funnier. And judging by the 10-year-olds sitting with me, kids will love it. As the movie was made by C.O.R.E. in Toronto, was directed by a Canadian, and stars a lot of Canadians -- there are a few Canadian jokes (and sports) in the movie that international viewers might miss. It also has a fun self-referential attitude in the humor that's enjoyable without becoming gimmicky. To build on the previous poster, it is not Citizen Kane -- but has much funnier animals. It's a movie that does what it sets out to do -- entertain you. And it does that very well.


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