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The Wild
The Wild
Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
G     2006     1hr 34min

Go wild with the hysterical adventure the New York Daily News calls "truly infectious!" Disney uncages the laughs in the hip and hilarious comedy THE WILD. When a band of furry friends escape from the city zoo, they discov...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Comedy, Animation
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 09/12/2006
Original Release Date: 04/14/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 04/14/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 11/29/2012...
The Wild is one wild ride of a movie and the kids will enjoy it as much as we did!
Tami P. from SAINT JOHNS, AZ
Reviewed on 10/18/2010...
cute and funny. The whole family no matter how old will like
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Shane E. from JAMESTOWN, ND
Reviewed on 6/2/2010...
Almost a cheap knock-off of Madagascar (or vice versa), but worth the watch and the kids like it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

What's With All the Bashing???
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 04/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After going to "The Wild" this weekend with my two kids, I gotta say I don't understand all the bashing of Disney and this film? Maybe "The Wild" isn't on par with "The Lion King" or "Toy Story", but it's far from being a snoozer like "Chicken Little" or "Home on the Range". There may be similar characters in both "Madagascar" and "The Wild", but each film stands on it's own, and both are pretty enjoyable. "The Wild" was a lot of fun, had some laugh out loud moments, and featured some fantastic animation. The soundtrack was fun, and while the songs may be older, who cares, they fit the spirit of the movie. Eddie Izzard's koala bear steals the film, and had my son and daughter laughing all afternoon. I am not sure what some of these other movie goers were expecting from "The Wild" and why it was such a major disappointment, but I say that if you enjoyed "Madagascar" then you will like "The Wild" too. Anything featuring the voices of Keifer Sutherland and William Shatner is worth taking a look at."
Second-hand Lions: "HAVEN'T I SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE?"
Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 04/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

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They say Hollywood is a "race for second place," so you might say that DISNEY'S "THE WILD" is first to be second. Talking animals from an NYC zoo, ending up in an exotic foreign place, facing their fears to become better...talking animals. If this sounds familiar you may have already seen it DREAMWORKS' MADAGASCAR released less than a year ago. I'm not pointing fingers here, Disney has been supposedly working on this for 9 years, but THE WILD comes across as a "second-hand lion," watered down and "toothless."

The only differences, apart from the film and production company names, are style and voice casting. Whereas MADAGASCAR'S visual style is more cartoonish, THE WILD's approach is ultra-realistic in details. While Madagascar had characters voiced by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer, the voice casting for THE WILD is up to Disney's high standards: Respected leader SAMSON (guess HIS species) is voiced by Kiefer Sutherland , street savy Benny the Squirrel by Jim Belushi, dim-witted Larry the Snake by Richard Kind (of "the Producers") and Janeane Garofalo as Bridget the Giraffe. Don Cherry, Canadian hockey announcer cameos as the penguin MC. One possible breakout character is Nigel the British kolala, voiced by Eddie Fizzard, trying to shed his cuddly image, later becoming idol to a pack of wildebeests along with their choreographing leader dancing to the beat of different drum, Kazar, voiced brilliantly-straight by William Shatner (who provides voice for another animated animal in the upcoming "Over the Hedge.")

The WILD'S Director Steve Williams and producer Clint Goldman helped to revolutionize CG character animation during their long association with ILM ("The Mask," "Jurassic Park," "Terminator 2"), and were responsible for the popular Blockbuster commercials featuring Carl the rabbit and Ray the guinea pig. The film is scored by Academy-nominated composer Alan Silvestri ( known for the" Back to the Future Trilogy," and "Polar Express"), the soundtrack is also filled with familiar tunes by such r recording artists EVERLIFE, COLDPLAY, LIFEHOUSE, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Other new material provided by ex-"Monty Python" member Eric Idle and fellow songwriter John Du Prez, the team responsible for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "SPAMALOT" writing and performing the song, "Really Nice Day" for THE WILD.

As the animals embark on a dangerous journey to rescue one of their own, THE WILD, like its DREAMWORKS counterpart, is suitable for children with themes of teamwork, friendship and father-son relationships ( Samson's son's desire to get out of his father's shadow and have his own adventures). Overall it comes down to this: If you haven't seen MADAGASCAR you will enjoy this film infinitely more.
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Don't listen to others, this was a GOOD MOVIE.
Blitz Patel | Napa, CA, USA | 08/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't really care what these other people are saying, this movie was really good. It's the perfect movie for young children to watch with adults, or kids of any age. It's very entertaining and a success as a animated movie (better than Madagascar)."