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The Wild 2006

3.8 out of 5 stars (96) IMDb 5.3/10

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.

Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi
Runtime:
1 hour, 18 minutes

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'The Wild' is basically a father-son story about the relationship between Samson the lion and his son, Ryan, residents of the New York Zoo. Samson is forever regaling his son with stories of his days in the wild, and Ryan feels inadequate growing up in his father's shadow. What he doesn't know is that his father's stories are just that - Samson too was born in captivity and has never been to the wild.

When Ryan decides to go to the wild himself, inside one of the green boxes that the animals have heard take you there, Samson mounts a rescue mission together with his friends Benny the squirrel, Larry the anaconda, Bridget the giraffe and Nigel the koala. On their eventual arrival in Africa, however, they must contend with a deranged herd of wildebeest who are determined to ascend to the top of the food chain by eating a lion, and Samson is forced to admit his stories of his exploits in the wild were fictional.

Father and son are finally reunited, and are able to reconnect and start to build a new and deeper relationship with each other.

Though 'The Wild' has obvious similarities to the Dreamworks film 'Madagascar', in that both feature New York Zoo animals who escape and travel to the wild, there are some important differences. For one thing, the animation of 'The Wild' is vastly superior to that of 'Madagascar' - both the appearance and movement of the characters is excellent. For another, where 'Madagascar' is a non-stop comedy romp with no real substance, 'The Wild' has a much more meaningful plot, with the emphasis on family, honesty and being true to yourself. This is not to say, however, that 'The Wild' is not humorous - it has many hilarious moments, with Nigel the koala (voiced by Eddie Izzard) stealing the show.

In all, a delightful film for children and animal-loving adults alike.
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By Mr. Beaumont TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 May 2015
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The Wild is a nice little film. It's by no means as good as other Disney moves, but at the same time it's not THAT bad.

It starts off with two Lions in a Zoo. Samson (the dad), teaching his son, Ryan, how to raw, and telling him all this wonderful stories about the wild. Father & son have a bit of a argument when Ryan storms off & walks into a large green box, he falls asleep and accidentally gets shipped to New York!

Soon after, Samson & a few other animals go chasing after the truck to find little Ryan.... I wont say any more as i don't want to give away the plot. But it really is such a sweet little movie!

The main film running time is 1 hour 18 mins long & the DVD has full English subtitles.
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The Wild is not original or mould breaking (although it does contain some of the most stunning animation I have ever seen). But it does what it sets out to do, Entertain.

It is vastly better than that other 'New York Zoo Animals Escape film' that shall not be named as that was appalling.

I consider myself an animation fan in all it forms and this film is a worthy addition to the art form.

It is funny and touching, telling a simple story well. It can be slightly rushed in places but overall a good film.

Ignore any review that starts off with 'This is finding Nemo meets 'New York Zoo Animals Escape film'' and take it on its own merits. It deserves that at least.
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This movie may not have the universal appeal of many Disney movies, but it's an unsung hero all the same and I can't stop going back and watching some or all of it once more. There's plenty of funny scenes (some involving bottom pinching!) and sharp dialogue, well-pitched cartoon physics and sound effects, and there is a genuine plot that is great to follow.
There's several celebrity voices, as is usual with modern animations. Kiefer Sutherland leads the way as Sampson, a lion from a New York Zoo, who's trying and failing to inspire his son Ryan with false stories of a fictional life in the wild, but then is called on to be the hero he never actually was to save Ryan from being taken away to Africa forever. James Belushi is razor sharp as Benny the squirrel, who is besotted with Bridget, a stubborn but occasionally nervous giraffe voiced by Janeane Garofalo, who might, just might, eventually submit to his charm on their voyage to Africa. In Africa they fall foul of Kazar (William Shatner), a gaunt, mad-eyed wildebeest who has founded a cult that he hopes will elevate his fellow bovines to the status of predators over the lions. The best voice, however, is that of Nigel the wacky koala bear (Eddie Izzard), who resents the fact he has inspired a popular talking plushie doll, but then becomes drunk with power as he finds Kazar's cult worship him as a god.
Pop culture threads through The Wild at numerous levels, such as Kazar paraphrasing James Cagney in White Heat ("Top of the world/food chain, Ma!"), Larry the python channelling the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard Of Oz ("I do believe in spooks! I do I do I do!"), or a scene involving a dustcart that very subtly references the garbage masher scene in Star Wars Episode IV.
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I don't get why this movie get so much criticism. It's a great movie and I really liked to watch it.
I love the limited edition slipcover and disc! The slipcover really makes your collection stand out I love the way it looks!
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