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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Cast

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Samson (voice)
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Benny (voice)
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Nigel (voice)
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Bridget (voice)
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Kazar (voice)
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Larry (voice)
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Ryan (voice)
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Fergus Flamingo (voice)
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Duke (voice)
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Eze (voice)
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Penguin MC (voice)
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Hamir (voice)
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Hamir (voice)
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Stan (voice)
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Carmine (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:

The Big Break  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$255,073 (Argentina) (14 April 2006)

Gross:

$37,384,046 (USA)
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Trivia

The ship in the film is named the "Hannah W" after director Steve 'Spaz' Williams' daughter, Hannah. 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samson: So there I was, face to face with the biggest, meanest leopard on this side of the Serengeti. And...
Ryan: You roared so loud, his spots flew clean off. Dad I've heard this like a billion times.
Samson: Do you know the one where I made the laughing hyenas...
Ryan: Cry? Yep.
Samson: The croc attack?
Ryan: Dad.
Samson: OK. Think.
Ryan: Yeah, you do that.
[chuckles]
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Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
I think it was wonderful
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would have to say I personally thought this movie was wonderful. The animation was superb, the characters were amusing, and the dialog and banter was fabulous. I laughed throughout the movie, sometimes so hard I thought I might hurt myself. My husband also enjoyed it.

And I have to say, I disliked Madagascar immensely. I never laughed once during that entire film. The humor in The Wild was much more believable. And I thought that the plot in Madagascar was much more predictable than that of The Wild.

Overall I would have to give The Wild a 9 out of 10. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if it was longer. But you know, you really can't go wrong with an all star cast.


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