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Year of Release: 2003
Director(s): Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker
Animation Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Approx. Running Time: 85 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Two Thumbs Up!"
-Ebert & Roeper
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, it's "pure Disney magic from beginning to end!" raves Clay Smith of Access Hollywood.
When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cut Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths, rambunctious rams and more!
This 2-disc set is loaded with bonus features - including an outrageously funny "Moose Commentary" starring Rutt and Tuke, outtakes, deleted scenes, games and more! Brother Bear is "a charming, enchanting story for kids of all ages!" (Larry King, CNN)
Who says all new animated films have to be 3-D? Old school 2-D animation still has a lot of charm and shines in this touching and funny story of brotherly love and understanding.
Joaquin Phoenix is excellent as the voice of "Kenai" (though, of course, he's never not excellent, even when the movie he's in sucks) and newcomer Jeremy Suarez is delightful as the precocious "Koda."
Rated G (MPAA)