Watch: The Wild 2006 123movies, Full Movie Online – Ryan is a lion who wants to go to the wild, where his dad (Samson) once lived. When he gets himself shipped to Africa, his zoo friends (and Samson) work together to bring him back. When they get to Africa, however, the animals find themselves in a pile of danger. They have to fight an evil wildebeest called Kazar. But Kazar’s safe compared to the other danger on the island- a volcano that’s on the edge of eruption. Can the animals find Ryan and get out of Africa before the volcano erupts in so little time?.
Plot: 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.
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|5.2/10 Votes: 26,240
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A Nutshell Review: The Wild
2006 is the year of the animal animation. Earlier in the year, we had the local stinker Zodiac Race, and over the next few months, there are offerings like Over the Hedge, Barnyard, Happy Feet (no doubt inspired by March of the Penguins) and Open Season. It’s an animal world out there in the world of animation.
I’m not too sure why this was made. Sure, the graphics were photo-realistic and crisp, and it had the usual elements of modern day animated flicks. But I guess it’s time for filmmakers in this genre to realize that the substance of the story is of paramount importance too. Then again, it’s meant strictly for kids.
However, even a 3-year old kid who attended the same screening as me, sensed a deja-vu, and didn’t take too long to realize that it’s so “Madagascar” (2005’s offering from Dreamworks). The premise, if you strip it all down, is also about a group of animals from New York Zoo who made their way (so the motivations might differ slightly) to Africa, where they meet nasty native animals, and engage in plenty of mindless song and dance.
The Wild also adapted a few more plot elements from its own library like The Lion King, and incorporated the father-son seeking acceptance relationship from last year’s died-in-its- own-hype Chicken Little, and borrowed the “I am God, worship me” plot from Ice Age 2. What gives folks? I’m aware of some rumours that the filmmakers between the Wild and Madagascar split, and those who jumped shipped to Dreamworks managed to get their product out in the market first. Still, having two movies battling each other, doesn’t work well for the one released later.
The first half of the movie was bogged down by its melodrama in the fore-mentioned dad- son plot, while the second half dealt out more madcap humour. It’s build up to the finale with the bulls wanting to top the food chain, sounded familiar too. There are funny characters abound, but they all lacked somewhat, especially the snake and the giraffe. The joke on the Koala, while fun initially, was repetitive and you’ll really want to kick and rip any Koala soft toy out there by the time you’re true.
The voice talents did a commendable job with the flimsy story, with the likes of Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, and even William Shatner grunting like animals. But the lineup is quite forgettable, especially with rival Dreamworks’ offering in the horizon (also about animals!) Over The Hedge (Hey, got William Shatner too!)
As mentioned, the graphics were great though, but the storyline just stinks. I like the way the Lions were done, could have been a showcase of what The Lion King could have looked like if it was conceived some 10 years later. But you probably want to walk out of the theatre as soon as the animals start dancing to the music in the finale.
This is Citizen Kane compared to Chicken Little
This movie was presented to the Dutch press in a small viewing room, but we sure got a good look at it. And really: this movie isn’t bad at all. But compared to Chicken Little everything looks great I suppose.
The bad thing about The Wild is the appearance of its characters. They all look like they were borrowed from a toy store. That’s probably good for merchandise, but for the movie that’s plain bad. In a time in which even giant gorillas can make a believable performance thanks to CGI you can wonder why Disney chose for this option.
The first 20 to 30 minutes, when all the action takes place in the zoo, is very entertaining. There’s a wonderful scene that involves curling and the escape out of the zoo is big fun. But when the animals enter the wild the movie becomes rather dull. The finale is okay though.
Of course people will compare this movie to the overrated Madagascar. But because of the story – a young lion wants to be as cool as its father – it resembles The Lion King more than the Dreamworks movie. So here’s the good news: I think that viewers who liked Madagascar, will enjoy this movie too. It fills up the time until the real Disney computer animated blockbuster of this year will be released: Cars.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (Philippines), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (USA), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (USA)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams
Writer Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard
Country Canada, United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby SR, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (prints)
Film Length 2,259 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema