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The Wild Reviews

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Phil H

Super Reviewer

April 6, 2013
Lets get one thing straight here, this isn't a bad animated film, not really, it just had the HUGE misfortune of coming out after 'Madagascar'. Well I'm not sure whether this came out too late or they did indeed try to rip off the aforementioned film, probably just too late.

The plot, settings and entire idea is unfortunately almost identical to 'Madagascar'. A bunch of crazy animals all live together in a zoo lead by the mighty lion 'Samson'. One day 'Samson' accidentally upsets his cub son causing him to run away, get trapped and...you guessed it, get shipped off to Africa. So 'Samson' and the other animals including a Koala, Giraffe, snake and squirrel, all go off on an adventure to rescue 'Ryan' the lion cub.

I can't really go into how utterly stupid this is seeing as its a kids film. But alligators in New York's sewers, the fact they all end up in Africa from leaving NY is pretty amazing, no idea where in Africa though but a volcano?. And the fact there are hardly any humans around anywhere...including in NY. Yes I know its a silly kiddie film but lets have some degree of sense.

One major problem here is the characters aren't too spectacular and AGAIN almost identical to errr that other wildlife animation. The only character that shows any signs of creativity was 'Nigel' the Koala who has a British accent voiced by the brilliant Eddie Izzard. This little guy was pretty neat, Izzard does a great job making him a very nervous, easily scared, unfit, slightly squiffy fellow who hates the fact his likeness is a famous plush zoo toy souvenir. Its Eddie's dry, wry flat deliveries that make you laugh, well for us Brits anyway. Quite liked the Noo Yawker tawk of the sewer alligators also, that's a good accent.

Plus, Patrick Warburton, standard requirement for animated films it seems. Not a problem seeing as his voice is brilliantly funny, lucky huh!.

Its all completely and totally predictable with visual gags that have been used all before. The animation isn't that bad, a different style to 'Madagascar' with fur effects giving a little more realism, 'Ryan' the cub is undeniably cute. The wildebeests actually look pretty cool I though, quite evil and I liked the little intro animation revolving around them at the start.

Shame they chose to include modern pop music within the film but other than that its a fair animation that is fun to watch. Had it come out before that other silly zoo animation then the tables would be turned hehe but such is life.
DreamExtractor
DreamExtractor

Super Reviewer

August 15, 2011
Disneys way of trying to keep up with Dreamworks Madagascar. This was a boring a terrible film.
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

August 15, 2011
It's quite simply a rip off of Dreamworks Madagascar, nothing is interesting and the characters are not at all original making this film one of the worst disney have created.
Jens S

Super Reviewer

June 14, 2006
For an animated Disney film is is very disappointing. Maybe kids will get a kick out of the hectic commotion, but there is very little for grown-ups to enjoy here. The characters are flat, some even annoying, and the gags just don't work most of the time. At least the plot is always moving and doesn't stay in one place for very long. Still, there are very few rewarding qualities to find here, even the animation isn't entirely en par with its competition. If anything, this film shows what an outstanding job Pixar does again and again.
michael e.
michael e.

Super Reviewer

January 5, 2011
Meh Its not that good at all and its not disneys best
Richard C

Super Reviewer

July 21, 2010
D
Movie Monster
Movie Monster

Super Reviewer

June 16, 2010
The animation is unimpressive, story sucks and its not original, there is no memorable scenes or lines, and makes Madagascar look like it never existed.

THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!
KJ P

Super Reviewer

February 5, 2010
I mildly can say this movie sucks, even though it has a lot of wasted heart!
LorenzoVonMatterhorn
LorenzoVonMatterhorn

Super Reviewer

June 20, 2009
"A whole new breed of tourist."

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

REVIEW
Interesting animated feature directed by Steve 'Spaz' Williams. An all-star cast lends voice to a diverse group of animals from the New York Zoo. A young lion Ryan (Greg Cipes) is impatient with his coming of age and acquiring a roar like his dad Samson (Kiefer Sutherland). Samson is living on a false reputation that he was once a king in the African wild. Ryan runs away on a ship destined for Africa to rescue animals. Samson and his friends commandeer a tugboat and head to Africa to find Ryan. Other vocal talent provided by Janeane Garofalo, James Belushi, William Shatner, Eddie Izzard, Richard Kind and Miles Marsico. The Wild is interesting enough for adults, but just not as good as some of the other animated features out there at the moment.
Bannan i

Super Reviewer

May 17, 2008
I kinda liked it.
Chris G

Super Reviewer

March 4, 2008
Rip off of Madagascar and Finding Nemo.
FiLmCrAzY
FiLmCrAzY

Super Reviewer

September 14, 2007
saw the biginnign and middle and wad god and funny worth watching
Luke B

Super Reviewer

June 9, 2007
Almost identical to Madagascar, there is no point even trying to deny the similarities. It stands on its own thanks to simply incredible animation that surpasses Madagascar's. Yes I know Madagascar was about teh comical aspects but still. A bunch of zany characters make this very humorous but not laugh out loud hysterical. Kiefer Sutherland has a strong and powerful voice making him perfect in this film, and there are plenty of quote worthy one-liners. Should be good for the whole family but if you have seen Madagascar or many other animated films this will certainly seem too similar and repetitive.
James A

Super Reviewer

A horrible story with irritating characters that you hope will die during the movie. The Koala is the only ok character and the CG is good. Besides that I hope to never see this limp dicked CG movie again.
Jose Z

Super Reviewer

April 20, 2006
Disney did it again. With great animation and a very good story, this is a must see movie for the whole family.
Bradley W

Super Reviewer

December 2, 2011
Disneys way of trying to keep up with Dreamworks Madagascar. This was a boring a terrible film.
Dillon L

Super Reviewer

May 15, 2011
I already saw Madagascar, and it wasn't total shit. It at least had sporadic laughs and interesting characters, unlike this unoriginal and almost annoying CGI film.
Byron B

Super Reviewer

January 29, 2007
Pretty much the same as Madagascar. Pales in comparison.
Steven V

Super Reviewer

July 25, 2009
At first, this appears to be a rip-off of Madagascar, with New York City zoo animals leaving the comforts of home for the wilds of Africa. However, it is a totally different story and feel to it, more serious and sentimental than Madagascar. The first 50 minutes of this movie was spectacular. The jokes were excellent, the characters mostly funny and the animation superb. The dark, rich colors in here are magnificent. The minor characters are the best in here: the snake, koala bear and squirrel. Eddie Izzard, Richard Kind and James Belushi, in particular, are great in their voices of these characters. The two crocodiles that the wandering zoo animals meet in the sewers are hilarious. The major characters: the lion (Kiefer Sutherland), his cub (Greg Cipes) and the giraffe (Janeane Garofalo) were all a little too much on the serious side. Speaking of serious, the last third of this movie totally switched gears. It got too serious, frightening in spots and then the usual corny Disney ending. It's too bad, this could have been super if they had just continued doing what was working the first 50 minutes.
Juan C

Super Reviewer

June 1, 2011
it's not wild, it's born in captivity and it's very lame to watch it do something. F
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