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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Ryan (voice)
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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

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,371,315 (USA) (11 August 2006)
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Trivia

The first of 3 Fully CGI Films released in 2006 to have a Squirrel as one of the Main Characters. The other 2 films being Over the Hedge (2006) and Open Season (2006) which also starred William Shatner and Patrick Warburton respectively, the voices of the Villainous Wildebeest in this film now voicing Good Guys in those films. See more »

Goofs

Benny the squirrel blames Nigel for throwing him off the garbage truck, but actually it was Bridget who unknowingly knocked him off with her tail. See more »

Quotes

[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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All main (and lots of the minor) characters interact with the end credits See more »

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Featured in AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Wild (2013) See more »

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Big Time Boppin' (Go Man Go)
Written and Produced by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
Arranged by Josh Levy
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Recorded by Charlie Paakkari
Mixed by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
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You don't have to worry about it being like Madagascar and Nemo
7 April 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I went to the Premiere this weekend of THE WILD and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I was concerned about the same thing that everyone else was.

Is it going to be like Madagascar mixed with the same theme as Finding Nemo?

To my surprise I did not even once think about either of those films while I was watching THE WILD. There were some great jokes and gags and it had the pacing of a good action film. This movie is nothing like either of those movies. I encourage everyone to see this movie for themselves and am curious what they think of it. There is a couple plot holes and weak story points. But other than those few moments it's a fun film to watch. The look is refreshing because it doesn't look like every other CG feature in the world. My final statement is this. Kids will absolutely love it. And the parents will be entertained and won't be bored.


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