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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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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Eze (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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africa | zoo | volcano | lion | animal | See All (67) »

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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

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

In the part where the animals are in the garbage truck you can see a sign advertising Radio Disney and another advertising for Kodak. There is also an advertisement of a theater showing The Lion King (1994) on stage when they are being chased by dogs. See more »

Goofs

The Hyrax knows of Nigel's species, even though Koala's are not native to Africa like Hyraxes are. 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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All main (and lots of the minor) characters interact with the end credits See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) See more »

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Bolly Boom Boom Boogie
Written, Performed and Produced by Tony Phillips
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You're kidding...right?
23 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If the case on the DVD didn't say Disney, I wouldn't have believed it. Disney has been synonymous with quality in everything...but not in this case. This was so bad, my little girl asked if she could go to bed before it was half over. Go to bed! She hates going to bed, but she'd rather go to bed than be subjected to this piece of...trash. And a 'G' rating? Really? The adult humor and innuendos? All that violence and scenes of fright? A 'G'? Please. Whoever was in charge was trying to rip off other Disney movies with every new scene. In case you haven't gotten it yet, it stinks. There, I said it. And Disney, please don't even think about sequel here, it couldn't get much worse. Rent Madagascar instead. The Wild makes Madagascar look like an Oscar contender.


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