Brother Bear 2

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Brother Bear 2
Directed byBen Gluck
Produced byJim Ballantine
Carolyn Bates
StarringPatrick Dempsey
Mandy Moore
Benjamin Bryan
Jim Cummings
Michael Clarke Duncan
Jessie Flower
Wendie Malick
Andrea Martin
Rick Moranis
Kathy Najimy
Catherine O'Hara
Jeremy Suarez
Krista Swan
Wanda Sykes
Dave Thomas
Jack Weber
Dana Gonzales
Frank Welker
Music byMatthew Gerrard
Dave Metzger
Robbie Nevil
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date
August 29, 2006
Running time
73 minutes

Brother Bear 2 is a 2006 American animated direct-to-video road movie and the sequel to the animated feature Brother Bear, which was released on August 29, 2006. Melissa Etheridge contributed three songs to the movie. In the movie, the adventures of bear brothers Kenai and Koda continue. While the first movie dealt with Kenai's relationship with Koda, this one focuses more on his bond with a young human of his past, Nita.

Only five of the original characters return for the sequel (excluding Denahi): Kenai, Koda, Rutt, Tuke, and Tug, as Jason Raize died on February 3, 2005. Only four of those actors came back to do their original roles: Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Producer Jim Ballantine was removed from the project and replaced with Carolyn Bates. Jason Marsden, as heard in the first trailer, was originally announced to voice Kenai, after being voiced by Joaquin Phoenix in the first film; Patrick Dempsey ultimately voiced the character. However, the end credits still note Marsden as one of the additional voices.

Voice cast[change | change source]

Additional voices were provided by Wayne Allwine, Bob Bergen, Dave Foley, Bill Hader, Julie Kavner, Jason Marsden, Laraine Newman, Steve Purcell, Martin Short, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Erik von Detten and Owen Wilson.

Reception[change | change source]

Brother Bear 2 did better in critical response than Brother Bear 1, with a higher rating of 50% in Rotten Tomatoes, indicating mixed-to-positive reviews. The consensus is "the story seems lacking along with some annoying plot holes, but Brother Bear 2 is a worth-watching fun family film that will entertain kids and adults along the way".

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