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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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Ed Decter (screenplay), John J. Strauss (screenplay) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Samson (voice)
Jim Belushi ... Benny (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Nigel (voice)
Janeane Garofalo ... Bridget (voice)
William Shatner ... Kazar (voice)
Richard Kind ... Larry (voice)
Greg Cipes ... Ryan (voice)
Colin Hay ... Fergus Flamingo (voice)
Miles Marsico Miles Marsico ... Duke (voice)
Jack De Sena ... Eze (voice)
Don Cherry ... Penguin MC (voice)
Christian Argueta Christian Argueta ... Hamir (voice)
David Cowgill ... Hamir (voice)
Lenny Venito ... Stan (voice)
Joseph Siravo ... 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) »

Taglines:

Hitting the streets 2006 See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Break See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenplay ideas were being written dating all the way back to 1991. See more »

Goofs

Benny the squirrel blames Nigel for throwing him off the garbage truck, but actually it was Bridget who unknowingly knocked him off with her tail. 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 Madagascar (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bolly Boom Boom Boogie
Written, Performed and Produced by Tony Phillips
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The wild is definitely worth checking out
11 April 2006 | by lisa_katherynSee all my reviews

I know what many of you are thinking. How is this film going to be any different from Madagascar. Disney and Dreamworks are in direct competition. The wild was in production for quite sometime due to the fallout of Pixar and the discovery of a new animation team to finish the film. It just so happens that Madasgascar was rushed and released before the wild, making Disney look like the bad guy. That being said I have to be honest and say the two are similar..... by premise only. Both films contain a group of animals escaping the New York Zoo to go to the wild. That alone leaves plenty of room for creativity and THE WILD accomplishes just that. I thoroughly enjoyed this film from beginning to end. Its quite charming, full of jokes, has an amazing attention to detail and visually stunning. I actually found myself HOWLING at some parts of this film. Everyone at the premiere came to a consensus that the wild is a great movie. Children and parents were both laughing in hysterics. Plus the movie includes morals and lessons to be learned for the kiddies. I understand that many of you are reluctant to see this film given the timing. But I urge you to give it a chance. It is worth your $10 dollars at the box office, and you just might be surprised.


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