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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) »

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A whole new breed of tourist. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$37,384,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,338,515
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This and A Bug's Life (1998) and this film are the only Disney movies with similarities to Dreamworks Animation films with A Bug's Life (1998) being similar to Antz (1998) and this film being similar to Madagascar (2005). See more »

Goofs

If you watch very closely the edge of Larry's mouth during the first scene in the garbage truck drifting through New York, Larry opens his mouth, and there is a very visible bright line where the interior of his mouth should line up with his lips, but doesn't. It's a tear in the CG model, and should have been fixed before the character was animated. What you're viewing through the tear is the New York city scape. 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

Referenced in Quiet Chaos (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Really Nice Day (Finale)
Written and Performed by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
Produced by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Recorded and Mixed by Larry Mah and Tony Phillips
Remixed by Tony Phillips
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Fun, funny and adolescent-friendly
12 April 2006 | by kschullerSee all my reviews

Saw a preview screening last night, and it was really fun. First, the movie is visually gorgeous. The texture (hair especially!) work alone is enough to recommend the film to animation enthusiasts. To all the comparisons with Madagascar I will add that The Wild is much funnier. And judging by the 10-year-olds sitting with me, kids will love it. As the movie was made by C.O.R.E. in Toronto, was directed by a Canadian, and stars a lot of Canadians -- there are a few Canadian jokes (and sports) in the movie that international viewers might miss. It also has a fun self-referential attitude in the humor that's enjoyable without becoming gimmicky. To build on the previous poster, it is not Citizen Kane -- but has much funnier animals. It's a movie that does what it sets out to do -- entertain you. And it does that very well.


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