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) (as Jim Belushi)
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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

Screenplay ideas were being written dating all the way back to 1991. See more »

Goofs

The three lionesses in a flashback (as they were attacking a wildebeest before a Nigel plush fell to the ground (and later ran away)) make sounds of the cougar/Mountain lion. 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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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Really Nice Day
Written and Performed by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
Produced by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Recorded and Mixed by Larry Mah
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User Reviews

 
Boy was a I surprised
28 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have heard mostly bad reviews for this movie so when I was told to rent it for my preschool movie day I was wary. Boy, was I surprised! This movie was awesome. The writing and characters were well done ( I loved the Hindi Pigeons) and the song Really Nice Day was stuck in my head for weeks. But what really got me was the graphics. The characters actually looked like the animals they were supposed to represent instead of bad caricatures. I do not know how anyone could not love this movie. I watched it with roughly fifty children ranging in age from 3 to 8 and they all loved it. They were laughing and singing along it was a great experience.

I have learned a valuable lesson from this, Disney rocks. I used to know that but I had begun to doubt it because of such negative press they have been getting. The Wild reminded me of how creative Disney can be and the amazing skill they bring to the table In short, give this movie a chance and it will not disappoint you. And to all of those who didn't like it, I feel bad for you. You missed out on a great movie. To those of us who know a good movie when we see it We're havin' a REALLY NICE DAY, REALLY NICE DAY, REALLY NICE DAY!!!


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