7.1/10
55,950
233 user 106 critic

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors:

Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook

Writers:

John Fusco (screenplay by), Michael Lucker (co-writer)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Brother Bear (2003)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Directors: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson
Stars: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton
Dinosaur (2000)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright
Anastasia (1997)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd
Tarzan (1999)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed
Brother Bear 2 (Video 2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old female friend of Kenai needs his help on a quest, much to Koda's growing consternation.

Director: Ben Gluck
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez
Balto (1995)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matt Damon ... Spirit (voice)
James Cromwell ... The Colonel (voice)
Daniel Studi ... Little Creek (voice)
Chopper Bernet ... Sgt. Adams (voice)
Jeff LeBeau ... Murphy / Railroad Foreman (voice)
John Rubano John Rubano ... Soldier (voice)
Richard McGonagle ... Bill (voice)
Matt Levin ... Joe (voice) (as Matthew Levin)
Adam Paul ... Pete (voice)
Robert Cait ... Jake (voice)
Charles Napier ... Roy (voice)
Meredith Wells Meredith Wells ... Little Indian Girl (voice)
Zahn McClarnon ... Little Creek's Friend (voice)
Michael Horse ... Little Creek's Friend (voice)
Donald Fullilove ... Train Pull Foreman (voice) (as Don Fullilove)
Edit

Storyline

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Motion Picture Experience For Everyone See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Dreamworks [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spirit See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,213,736, 27 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,280,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,563,539
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Little Creek is letting Spirit go free from the horse pen, the scale of Little Creek to Spirit is completely off as he slaps the horses hind quarters. Little Creek actually towers over Spirit for a brief moment. See more »

Goofs

When a young Spirit and the other colts are playing in the water, before being approached by the herd of bison, Spirit is shown drinking water by lapping at it with his tongue, as would a dog. Horses do not drink in this fashion, rather they submerge their mouths and suck at the water. See more »

Quotes

Spirit: And so I grew from colt to stallion, as wild and as reckless as thunder over the land. Racing with the eagle, soaring with the wind. Flying? There were times I believed I could.
See more »

Crazy Credits

No opening credits (for music composer, producers, screenplay and directors, etc.) are shown, which is story are about western horses is beginning well after the title of the film, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron", although for the 2010s it conscious not quietly for commonplace and major films to not have opening credits. It was stuck of considered involving in 2002. See more »

Connections

Featured in Videofobia: The Spirit (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Go
Written by Bryan Adams, Gavin Greenaway, R.J. Lange & Gretchen Peters
Performed by Bryan Adams & Sarah McLachlan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not for the hard bitten cynics
2 January 2003 | by nealkleinSee all my reviews

Why do people who already have a preconceived notion of what is an acceptable amount of tenderness in a film write reviews for films like "Spirit"? I have one message to anyone with a blindly scathing opinion of this film: if you just don't like children's films, or if you have the rigidness of mind that makes it impossible for you to go back to a time of greater innocence, DO NOT REVIEW THIS FILM! Please.

That said, I can continue that "Spirit" is extraordinary. The animation is technically impressive, from the opening shot to the locomotive scene at the end. The storytelling is straightforward and pure, yet has many totally original moments that combine with the more formulaic, tried and true story elements. Objectively speaking, you can see that a great deal of time and money went into making the movie something that would stand a little taller than its competitors.

Sadly, "Spirit" suffers from its subject matter in a way unfair to the film itself. The film will likely appeal more to the sensitive (read: women, girls and young boys) than a general audience. The story is about a horse, and that means it is NOT likely to have lots of guns, swordplay, singing animals, characters saying, "It's all my fault", or distinct good vs. evil. My word, what happens when someone is courageous enough to make a movie that so deviates from tried and true storytelling devices? The answer: they don't make as much money as the recyclers at the Mouse.

"Spirit" was outshone and outmarketed by "Lilo and Stitch" and did not have nearly as long a run as a result. Guess who lost out because of that? You did, very likely. I saw this in the theater and on home DVD. "Spirit" loses an enormous amount of its power going to the small screen. The opening panoramic, long shot behind the eagle is reduced to a clever camera trick. And the experience of being engulfed in the thunder and masterfully recreated power of the galloping herd of mustangs is reduced to a moment of natural drama and little else. If you missed this movie during the summer of 2002, it is little wonder why you might overlook (or worse, pan) this magnificent milestone in animation.

See "Spirit" with an open mind. Enjoy its fresh take on the Bambi/Kimba/animal adventure tale. If you can, watch it with *children* so you can get a glimpse at the magic that they can easily see in this superior film. When it's over, take a moment and imagine what imagination and heart went into creating this film.

And if you still cannot decide favorably on it at all, watch "Scary Movie" or something that appeals better to your sense of intelligence and taste.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 233 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed