The Wild
The Wild (2006)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: April 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a rehashed plot and unimpressive animation, there's nothing wild about The Wild.

Derek Adams
Time Out

The animation here impresses more than in the equally defunct Madagascar, but everything else smacks of an easy money-making exercise of such dimwitted inanity even the youngest kids will see through it.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

As a movie that kids will enjoy with a few adult-oriented gags to keep parents from going completely insane with boredom, The Wild accomplishes its unambitious mission.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

For all the rest of the film's unoriginality, The Wild moves along with solidly crafted wit.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

The animation is exquisitely detailed, down to the lions' individually moving whiskers -- but when's the last time you enjoyed a cartoon for its realism?

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A bulky, uneven script with too many narrative cul de sacs (including a pointlessly lengthy curling match at the zoo) makes it hard to stay interested in The Wild.

Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

The Wild is pretty tame, and in the increasingly crowded, competitive, survival-of-the-fittest world of computer animation, it meows but does not roar

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Another animated film from 2006 that's right in that average category.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Technically, The Wild is impressive. Until you realize that the lifelike animated fur is the product of more professional care than the script.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Seems like a dull Madagascar ripoff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Lets get one thing straight here, this isn't a bad animated film, not really, it just had the HUGE misfortune of coming out after 'Madagascar'.… More
Jens S.
For an animated Disney film is is very disappointing. Maybe kids will get a kick out of the hectic commotion, but there is very little for grown-ups to enjoy… More
Jim Careter
Disneys way of trying to keep up with Dreamworks Madagascar. This was a boring a terrible film.
Michael Edwards
Meh Its not that good at all and its not disneys best
Directors Cat
It's quite simply a rip off of Dreamworks Madagascar, nothing is interesting and the characters are not at all original making this film one of the worst… More
Richard C