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Brother Bear (2-Disc Special Edition)
Brother Bear
2-Disc Special Edition
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize, Dave Thomas
Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
G     2004     1hr 25min

Disney proudly presents BROTHER BEAR, an epic animated adventure full of comedy and heart. With five great new songs from Academy Award winner Phil Collins (1999 Best Original Song, "You'll Be In My Heart," from TARZAN(R))...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize, Dave Thomas
Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Creators: Aurian Redson, Brian Pimental, Broose Johnson, Chris Williams, David Hoselton, Don Dougherty
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Animation
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
Original Release Date: 11/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Jocelyn W. from GREENFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 11/27/2012...
Good movie. My son (4) likes it.
Lorrie W. from HUDSON, NH
Reviewed on 12/31/2011...
nice family movie...
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michelle N. from PALM BCH GDNS, FL
Reviewed on 4/26/2010...
Elementary age movie. Great message of the importance of thinking of others rather than "the world revolves around me". Excellent movie, funny, lovable characters.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Matilda T. from MANLIUS, NY
Reviewed on 4/25/2010...
A cute movie.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

SEE THIS MOVIE
11/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I went to Brother Bear not really knowing what to expect. Some of the recent Disney hand drawn animated releases have fallen short of expectations. I have to say that I was extremely impressed by the plot and character development in this movie. The story, while it is a relatively simple one, is one that draws you in and makes you care about the characters. And while many of us can see where the plot is going, the journey is highly enjoyable with some unexpected twists along the way. For those of you who don't know what the movie is about, it is a coming of age movie about a boy who becomes a man by becoming a bear. Beyond that, it is about breaking stereotypes, and developing a respect for life. It is about dealing with anger and loss. The emotional intensity of this movie is much more similar to Lilo and Stitch or Finding Nemo, than it is to older hand animated movies such as Aladdin or The Little Mermaid. My four year old is very sensitive and had to be held at several points during the movie. But my six year old loved it, and learned some valuable lessons as well.If I had anything negative to say, it would be that the music is not as memorable as I would have liked. I wish that they had asked Sir Elton John to contribute to the music for the picture. I like Phil Collins, but the music is too reminiscent of Tarzan for me. Still, it's not enough of a negative in this movie to make me change my rating.Overall, I think that if they made more hand animated movies like this, they could continue to put them out forever. CGI is nice, but part of what makes Pixar movies memorable is the care given to the plot. This movie will probably be one of the great animated sleeper movies of all time--definitely can't wait to own it on DVD as well."
Typical Disney concept, superior execution
bensmomma | Ann Arbor, Michigan | 11/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Brother Bear" has all the traits we are familiar with from Disney, but they are more nicely done than in some recent efforts. There is a grand sentimental theme (brotherly love), a soaring musical score, an earnest effort to incorporate another culture into the film (Inuit), an ornery lead who has something to learn (Kenai), a loveable little sidekick (Koda), and secondary characters for comic relief (Rutt and Tuke, two goofy mooses, played by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis re-enacting their "McKenzie Brothers" routine). Somehow it comes together better than most. The quality of the animation is excellent, the characterizations clearer, the funny bits genuinely funny (my favorite bit was the mooses' penchant for doing yoga poses). Moreover, the ending was a bit less trite than is sometimes the case. Disney true-blue fans will definitely want to see it, but even if you usually have a low tolerance for Disney stories, give this one a look."
Beautiful!!!
Kimberly Oh | 10/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was lucky enough to see a screening of Brother Bear, and I was really impressed! At a time when there seems to be a glut of 3d slick animation, this movie really shows the beauty and grace of hand drawn animation through the lush backgrounds and impressive performances by the characters. Its sad that it seems disney is going to be making strictly 3d animated movies after this one, b/c they've got some AMAZING artists there who can really bring things to life with pencil and paper. People should really enjoy this tale of brotherly love! Koda and Kenai are really endearing; and their relationship really tugs at the heart. The two moose are hilarious!!!!"