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The Wild

Rating:G
Genre:Animation, Action/Adventure, Family
Release Date:April 14, 2006
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard, Dominic Scott Kay, Jonathan Kimmel, Joseph Siravo
Director:Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Producer:Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson
Writer:Ed Decter, Mark Gibson
Distributor:Buena Vista

Description: In this wild and outrageous computer-animated comedy-adventure, an odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo -- including a lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala, and a squirrel -- discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. The film boasts an impressive vocal ensemble -- Kiefer Sutherland (as the respected lion leader, Samson), Greg Cipes (as Samson's son, Ryan), Jim Belushi (as Benny, the street savvy squirrel and Samson's best friend), Janeane Garofalo (as a quick-witted giraffe), Richard Kind (as a dim-witted anaconda), William Shatner (as a wicked wildebeest), and Eddie Izzard (as Nigel, an acerbic koala) -- along with cutting edge animation, and a story filled with hilarious situations. Director Steve "Spaz" Williams and producer Clint Goldman helped to revolutionize CG character animation during their long association with ILM, and were responsible for the acclaimed Blockbuster Entertainment commercials featuring Carl the rabbit and Ray the guinea pig.

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