Walt Disney's The Wild
"Walt Disney's The Wild" follows a teenage lion from the New York Zoo who gets accidentally shipped to Africa and freed. His friends at the zoo including an older lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, and a squirrel must unite to bring him back.
"Walt Disney's The Wild" Fun Facts
* Samson the lion has more than six million hairs that each have to be individually created, or “rendered,” by a computer. And Samson’s not even the hairiest animal in the movie. That distinction belongs to a relatively minor character, a poodle, who boasts over fourteen million hairs!
* Most of Nigel’s (the koala) lines were created “off the cuff” in improvisation sessions between Eddie Izzard and the director Spaz Williams.
* The director, Spaz Williams, is a pioneer in the visual effects industry. He created the first animated test of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park, in addition to the water tentacle in the Abyss, the liquid metal in Terminator 2, and the wolf-whistle scene in the Mask for which he earned an Oscar nomination.
STARRING THE VOICES OF: Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard, James Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind, William Shatner, Patrick Warburton, Greg Cipes
DIRECTOR: Steve 'Spaz' Williams
STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures
Wild About Movies Grade: A-
(Graded with the Under 10-year-old crowd in mind only. Sorry mom and dad! But since the little tykes and tykettes can't go to the movies alone, and wouldn't want to sit through The Notorious Bettie Page with you, and have already seen Ice Age 2, twice...this is your best bet to keep them happy this vacation week.)