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Brother Bear is gentle and pleasant if unremarkable Disney fare, with so-so animation and generic plotting. Read critic reviews

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Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) is a young Indian brave with a particular distaste for bears. When his brother Sitka (D.B. Sweeney) is killed by one, Kenai in turn kills the bear, only to be magically transformed into one himself. To make matters worse, his other brother Denahi (Jason Raize) vows to kill the bear Kenai has become. Kenai's only hope is a magical mountain where he believes he can be changed back to a human, and he enlists a real bear cub, Koda, to get him there.

Cast & Crew

Jason Raize
Denahi
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Rick Moranis
Rutt
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Dave Thomas
Tuke
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D.B. Sweeney
Sitka
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Joan Copeland
Tanana
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Harold Gould
Old Denahi
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Paul Christie
Ram #1
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Mark Mancina
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Critic Reviews for Brother Bear

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  • Dec 28, 2014
    The only thing worth watching this film for was the soundtrack by Phil Collins. Brother Bear is a dull film with cliches and bad jokes.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2012
    When you need a passable family animation for an afternoon in, turn to "Brother Bear". It has nice moments and a good animation style, but the storyline was generic and predictable, with overplayed stereotypes of natives and of Canadians (mooses that constantly say eh?). It is enjoyable, but it is definitely not one of Disney's best, even in terms of original songs.
    Chihoe H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Fun, but gets really in to spirits and crap. Great music, horrible story, good voice acting. I liked it, but didnt love it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2011
    A bizarre Navajo version of Lion King that strangely works in some ways. Sure, the plot had many holes in it, and there didn't really seem like there was any real conflict. However, this is probably the most spiritual of Disney fanfare, getting into discussions revolving around personality, the importance of family, and eternal destiny through animal todums.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer

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