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The Wild (2006)

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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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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)
Miles Marsico ...
Duke (voice)
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Eze (voice)
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Penguin MC (voice)
Christian Argueta ...
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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Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Break  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,684,809, 16 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,384,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,338,515
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the biggest movie ever produced in Canada. Over four hundred animators were put in a large building to work on the film. See more »

Goofs

Larry the anaconda is shown blinking numerous times in the film. Snakes have no eyelids and cannot blink. He's also rather thin for an anaconda - they are heavy-bodied snakes - and has no trouble hearing the other characters when they talk to him, even though snakes have no external ears and are deaf to airborne sound. 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

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

Connections

Spoofs A Chorus Line (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolly Boom Boom Boogie
Written, Performed and Produced by Tony Phillips
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I think it was wonderful
30 December 2006 | by 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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