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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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Benny (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
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Nigel (voice)
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Kazar (voice)
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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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The Circle Of Life, meets the big apple. See more »


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14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Break  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,521,598 (Australia) (13 October 2006)
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"Kazar" is the name (with a hyphen added, rendering it "Ka-Zar") of a Marvel Comics character, a Tarzan-style hero from the Savage Land. "Kazar" also means "beware" in the language of the people of Caspak in a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. See more »

Goofs

Benny the squirrel blames Nigel for throwing him off the garbage truck, but actually it was Bridget who 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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References Lost (2004) See more »

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Real Wild Child
Written by Johnny Greenan (as John Greenan), Johnny O'Keefe (as John O'Keefe) and Dave Owen (as David Owens)
Performed by Everlife
Produced and Arranged by Mark Hammond
Recorded by Dave Dillbeck
Mixed by Serban Ghenea
Everlife appears courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Wild is classic Disney. About a zoo lion and his cub who both work out how life is supposed to be. Some great sight and dialog gags as well as wonderful animation make this a movie for everyone of any age. When the cub accidentally gets sent to Africa on a boat, the lion and his friends follow the cub and try to get him back. The group consists of the lion, giraffe, squirrel, snake, and koala. The meet some wildebeests who want to become carnivores and the group has to fight for their lives. During the adventure the animals learn a lot about themselves and life. The only questions is whether Disney will have a happy ending for the movie.


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