Brother Bear 2 - 2006 (G)

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Year of Release: 2006
Rated: G
Director(s): Ben Gluck
Animation Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Approx. Running Time: 73 minutes
Format(s): Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Sure To Become Another Disney Classic."
-Bryan Erdy, NBC-TV

We're back in an all-new movie, eh? Beauty. And not just us moose, but the large bear (that's Kenai) and his little brother bear (that's Koda) and also this new girl named Nita. She's a handful, eh?

Nita knew Large Bear way back when he wasn't a bear. That was in the first movie, remember? Anyway, they thought they were gonna be together forever even though they get along like two angry beavers in a mud hut. Okay, so now the Great Spirits say they have to go on a great big, exciting journey to break the pact.

So, don't trample off. Join me and my brother - oh, and there's a couple fetching moosettes in this story, too - for all sorts of laughs and wild adventure. (See what I did. I used the word "wild" 'cause we're out in the woods.) Beauty. It's gonna be tons of fun for the whole family, eh?

My Comments:

I have some mixed feelings about this one. As straight-to-DVD animated sequels go, it's actually quite good. It's funny, has most of the original voice cast, and the same breathtaking imagery as the original. So, in that way, it is a fun movie.

However, one key element is missing: the voice of Joaquin Phoenix. Now, don't get me wrong, I like Patrick Dempsey - a lot, actually - but he's no Joaquin and it's really irritating when you're watching a movie, expecting a certain voice to come out of the lead character's mouth, and a wholly different voice is heard instead. Oh and Patrick Dempsey's laugh - as much as I like him otherwise - is annoying as hell.

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Rated G (MPAA)
3 Stars
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