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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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Plot Keywords:

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The line by Kazar, "Step, kick, pivot, kick, walk, walk, walk" is a parody of the line from the stage play "A Chorus Line," which goes "back step, pivot step, walk, walk, walk!", from the song "I Hope I Get It". 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

Good Enough
Written and Performed by Lifehouse
Produced by Jude Cole
Strings Arranged by Jude Cole
Recorded by Florian Ammon
Mixed by Mike Shipley
Lifehouse appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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It's good a movie for kids...
18 April 2006 | by womack238See all my reviews

The Wild was advertised as a movie for kids, and it lived up to it's billing. I saw it this past weekend with my 5 year-old. It had a good story line and enough action and music to keep him entertained. He has already asked can we buy it when it comes out on DVD. Since it is a clean movie I will happily get it for him. I didn't have to cringe or be on edge because of suggestive dialog or foul language like Ice Age 2 has. I don't enjoy exposing my son to entertainment that contains language he cannot repeat. If you want to treat your kids to a real kid's flick, take them to see this. It's not a contender for an Oscar, but you'll enjoy it, too.


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