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Brother Bear [DVD Boxset] [2-Disc Special Edition]

  • G
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In Walt Disney Pictures' feature BROTHER BEAR, beautiful animation of the Pacific Northwest complements an upbeat musical score that includes songs by Phil Collins and Tina Turner. From snowcapped mountains and glaciers to lush springtime forest scenes, the colorful drawings are dazzling and dreamlike. Children will especially enjoy the animals in the film. There are rivers full of leaping salmon, forests inhabited by squirrels and chipmunks, and processions of giant wooly mammoths. The story carries messages about the power of friendship and community, the difficulty of losing a loved one, and the highs and lows of growing up. Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) is a boy who longs to become a man but must learn a valuable lesson before he can achieve the maturity it requires. At a tribal ceremony the spirits give him the symbol of the bear, which stands for love. Then, through a series of events, he is transformed into a bear. Kenai must brave the wild, with only a little bear-cub brother, Koda (Jeremy Suarez), to guide him. In their travels, Kenai and Koda meet a couple of hilarious moose (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) who provide comic relief to this otherwise heartrending family tale.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3155303

  • Critic Reviews
    "BROTHER BEAR is a sweet celebration of brotherhood in its many forms. It gently encourages human communion with animals, nature and our fellow man..."
    USA Today

    "...The best thing about BROTHER BEAR is the richness and fluidity of its visuals..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The colors grow resplendently rich..."
    Variety

    "[T]he majestic Pacific West setting is strongly portrayed."
    Sight and Sound

    "It's ambitious in its artistry, incorporating images from prehistoric cave paintings and playing with the screen width."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Sweepingly beautiful animation combines with timeless themes of family and a hefty serving of Canadian jokes in this surprisingly affecting picture."
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