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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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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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DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vincent Pastore were considered for the role of Larry. See more »

Goofs

The Hyrax knows of Nigel's species, even though Koala's are not native to Africa like Hyraxes are. 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

References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Time Boppin' (Go Man Go)
Written and Produced by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
Arranged by Josh Levy
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Recorded by Charlie Paakkari
Mixed by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
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You're kidding...right?
23 February 2007 | by jenn121298See all my reviews

If the case on the DVD didn't say Disney, I wouldn't have believed it. Disney has been synonymous with quality in everything...but not in this case. This was so bad, my little girl asked if she could go to bed before it was half over. Go to bed! She hates going to bed, but she'd rather go to bed than be subjected to this piece of...trash. And a 'G' rating? Really? The adult humor and innuendos? All that violence and scenes of fright? A 'G'? Please. Whoever was in charge was trying to rip off other Disney movies with every new scene. In case you haven't gotten it yet, it stinks. There, I said it. And Disney, please don't even think about sequel here, it couldn't get much worse. Rent Madagascar instead. The Wild makes Madagascar look like an Oscar contender.


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