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Year of Release: 2006
Director(s): Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Animation Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Approx. Running Time: 82 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
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 discover the New York City is the biggest, craziest jungle of all. Now, faced with a new journey and the challenge of a lifetime, they must work together if they are going to survive on the outside. The Wild is ferocious fun thatwill have your whole family roaring with laughter.
Okay, so this is an animated movie about animals that escape from Central Park zoo and end up in the wild. Sound familiar? I thought so, too. However, the similarities between this film and Madagascar pretty much end there.
While the animation of The Wild has a much more realistic appearance than that of Madagascar and boasts an excellent voice cast, the characters lack the wit and soul of those in the DreamWorks film. Also, being a G rated film, it lacks the edginess that is the trademark of that other animation studio (DreamWorks). The pacing is slow and some of the movements of the characters are, in a word, awkward. It just lacks the magic of other recent animated films. It's not unwatchable, by any means, but it's not a movie I would recommend, either.
Rated G (MPAA)