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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Brother Bear
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, D. B. Sweeney, Joan Copeland & Michael Clarke Duncan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set offers this movie in a non-theatrical, yet still widescreen 1.66:1

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31553
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Aaron Blaise & Robert Walker
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Brother Bear" is the story of a boy who becomes a man by becoming a bear. Kenai (Phoenix) is a young man set on revenge against a bear he feels is responsible for his brother

DVD Picture:
The anamorphicallly enhanced 2.35:1-framed DVD picture on Disc Two (with the first 20-minutes or so presented in 1.78:1 within the 2.35:1 frame) offers digital-to-digital animated images that are of excellent quality. Supporting the natural environments depicted in the story, the colors of the wild are offered in a lovely palette of greens and browns of the earth and gorgeous oranges and violets of sunsets. There are a few instances in which minor halos are noticed around images, but nothing that is seriously distracting. (Suzanne Hodges) An alternate non-theatrical, yet still widescreen 1.66:1

Both 5.1-channel Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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