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The Wild (2006)

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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africa | zoo | volcano | lion | animal | See All (72) »

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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 film already had thought since 2001. When they saw that DreamWorks did the same to put animals in 3-D with their pretty similar film Madagascar (2005) released the previous year, they alleged that they stole the idea. Disney executives said they took due to the complex that was to make more realistic animations. 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

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

Connections

Spoofs White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolly Boom Boom Boogie
Written, Performed and Produced by Tony Phillips
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User Reviews

Fun for the whole family !
6 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

1st of all, I tend to agree with other users who said that The Wild isn't an original. Yeah, in a way it is not an original. Disney seem to reuse their characters, and follow a somewhat same storyline, like their previous movies.

The storyline goes that the cub, Ryan was fed-up being compared to his Dad, and wished to be in the wild. But unlike the previous Disney movies, the poor Ryan was taken to the wild by accident. So his dad & their friends went on a trip to find and rescue Ryan.

So the adventure started! They found their ways through the urban New York, down the sewer and other places you'd usually do not find that animals there.

The animation is top notch, with details on the color texture, with smooth movement by the characters. The voice-over is also superb, especially Kiefer Sutherland's lion & the cuddly koala bear, Izzerd.

All in all, the movie is good for the whole family, be it a toddler or a teenager as it has very good moral values. The story do not have foul language, unlike Ice Age. The only drawback that this movie has it that the characters are very much alike the previous Disney movies such as Open Season and Madagascar. But apart from that, this movie simply rocks!


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