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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Benny (voice) (as Jim Belushi)
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Nigel (voice)
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Kazar (voice)
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Larry (voice)
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Ryan (voice)
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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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Also Known As:

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

Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton and Dick Rudolph (as Richard J. Rudolph)
Performed by Minnie Riperton
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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