The Wild

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The Wild is a 2006 American animated movie made by Walt Disney Pictures and he is a 46th movie and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures.[1] It was directed by Steve Williams, produced by Clint Goldman, assistant produced by John Burton, and released by Buena Vista Pictures on April 14, 2006 in the United States. In the movie, Samson the Lion in the New York Zoo is taken to Africa by accident, and his friends at the zoo have to help bring Samson back.

Cast[change | change source]

Actor Role
Kiefer Sutherland Samson the Lion
Dominic Scott Kay Young Samson
Jim Belushi Benny the Squirrel
Greg Cipes Ryan the Lion Cub
Janeane Garofalo Bridget the Giraffe
Richard Kind Larry the Snake
Eddie Izzard Nigel the Koala
William Shatner Kazar the Wildebeest
Chris Edgerly Cloak The Chameleon Covert Agent
Bob Joles Camo The Chameleon Covert Agent
Patrick Warburton Blag The Wildebeest
Don Cherry Turtle Curling Penguin MC
Lenny Venito Carmine The Sewer Alligator
Joseph Siravo Stan the Sewer Alligator
Jack DeSena Duke the Kangaroo
Bill Fagerbakke Eze the Hippopotamus
Cody Cameron Fergus the Flamingo
Bronson Pinchot Scraw The Vulture
Jonathan Kimmel Scab The Vulture
Phil Daniels Hamir the Pigeon
Colin Hay Colin the Rock Hyrax
Kevin Michael Richardson Samson's Father
Julianne Buescher/Nika Futterman Dung Beetles

Reception[change | change source]

The Wild opened in 2,854 theaters. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the movie earned 9.5 million dollars in its first weekend at the box office, ranking as #4.

As of November 5, 2006, the movie has grossed a total of $37,384,046 in the United States box office & $102,338,515 worldwide. Its production budget, in contrast, was $80 million. [1]

The Wild was ranked #1 of the top DVD sales twice in Entertainment Weekly (The first time for October 6-12, 2006, the second time for October 13-19, 2006).

Critical reception for the movie has been negative. It currently hold an 18% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 25% rating from a select group of critics.

It received some harsh responses even before the trailer premiered. Movies.com[2] described it as "Madagascar meets Finding Nemo with The Lion King thrown in for effect."

Crew[change | change source]

  • Directed by Steve Williams
  • Written by Ed Decter, Mark Gibson, and Philip Halprin
  • Produced by Clint Goldman, and Beau Flynn
  • Co-producers Jane Park and John Strauss
  • Executive Producers: Eric Darnell, Will Vinton, Stefan Simchowitz
  • Music by Alan Silvestri
  • Edited by Scott Balcerek and Steven Wagner
  • Production designer Chris Farmer
  • Art director Chris Farmer and Michael Goldman
  • Sound Design and Sound Supervision by Andy Newell

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Israel April 6, 2006
 Belgium April 12, 2006
 Slovakia May 4, 2006
 Czech Republic May 11, 2006
 Bulgaria May 12, 2006
 United Kingdom May 26, 2006
 Ireland May 26, 2006
 Poland May 26, 2006
 Czech Republic August 31, 2006
 New Zealand September 21, 2006
 Estonia September 22, 2006
 Iceland September 22, 2006
 Lithuania September 22, 2006
 Latvia September 22, 2006
 Australia September 28, 2006
 Finland October 20, 2006
 Norway October 20, 2006
 Sweden October 20, 2006
 Denmark November 3, 2006
 Japan December 16, 2006

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Wild (2006)" – via www.imdb.com.
  2. "New Movies - Movie Trailers - Movie Times - Reviews". Movies.com.

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