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Brother Bear 2 (2006)

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

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Ben Gluck

Writers:

Rich Burns (screenplay), Ben Gluck (additional screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Kenai (voice)
Mandy Moore ... Nita (voice)
Jeremy Suarez ... Koda (voice)
Rick Moranis ... Rutt (voice)
Dave Thomas ... Tuke (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Anda (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Kata (voice)
Wanda Sykes ... Innoko (voice)
Wendie Malick ... Aunt Siqiniq (voice)
Kathy Najimy ... Aunt Taqqiq (voice)
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Tug (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Bering & Chikoot (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jessie Flower ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Kenai, still a bear and Koda strongly believe that they do not need any girl, just each other. Kenai dreams of Nita, a girl he had met and saved when he was very young. After giving her an amulet, and promising they'd be friends forever, Nita leaves for her home and Kenai never sees her again. We then see Nita, now grown up, beautiful and preparing her her wedding. However, the ancestors are not pleased, as Nita is already tied to Kenai. The only way for Nita to break their bond and be happily married is to journey to the very place where Kenai gave her the amulet and burn it together. As Kenai, Nita and Koda journey to the place together, Koda cannot help but feel worried that Kenai might abandon him altogether for Nita. Will Nita break the bond she shares with Kenai and marry another? Will Koda be abandoned by his big brother? Written by Bonquishis

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The moose are on the loose.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother Bear 2 See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Brother Bear 2 has some deleted scenes that were unfortunately not included on the DVD Bonus Features:
  • Full Complete Childhood Scene (including a Young Atka).
  • Kenai's Nightmare involving Atka (Kenai has a nightmare surrounding the death of his brother Sitka).
  • Alternate Ending (Kenai decides to return to his human form permanently).
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Nita's Father: Once you love someone, they stay in your heart forever.
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It works, but just bearly.
8 November 2007 | by KonedimaSee all my reviews

Let me just make this clear from the start: I love the original Brother Bear, but as a rule I despise direct-to-video sequels (there are exceptions though). To put it simply... I went into this not expecting much, but I wished I was wrong. And I'll warn you... if you don't like being sequels being reviewed solely compared to the original, you probably won't like my review.

Story: I've read reviews saying that the original's basic story was copied from other movies... I never saw that. This, however, is your general "we think there's a writers strike on right now" copied story. Not a blatant rip-off of anything in particular, but its been done before.

Writing: To be honest, this probably disappointed me the most. While the original was deep and meaningful (or at least as can be for whats supposed to be a kids movie), this relies on a lot of cheap humour, particularly at the start. It levels off, but it never reaches the quality what was in the original. I'm probably one of the few who don't like Rutt and Tuke, although they didn't seem as bad this time around (probably because they had less time on screen and more to do, so less time to waste).

Art/Animation: This was probably the part which disappointed me the least. While it's more than adequate (its pretty good) it just doesn't have the same flair as the original did (or some of the fancier effects). Other than that, no major complaints.

Acting: With most of the returning characters are voiced by their original actors, Kenai's recasting stands out. Don't get me wrong, its not too bad... it's just not the same. Everyone else does a decent job though.

Music: Obviously no Phil Collins music this time around. I'm not quite sure who does the music in this (nobody immediately recognisable) and while the music is appropriate and fits in well, there's nothing memorable like "No Way Out" was for me.

Closing comments: It might not sound like much, but this movie ends up to be more than the sum of its parts (not much though). I don't accept it as a sequel up to the standards of the original Brother Bear, by its own merits, it's a decent movie. I do think it's worth buying, but I'd have no problem recommending it as a rental (especially if you're a fan of the original). Just don't go in expecting too much, and you won't be disappointed.


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