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Wild, The
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 112 (Sept 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner, Richard Kind & Greg Cipes

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include five deleted scenes, the Everlife Real Wild Child music video, the 3-1/2-minute Eddie Izzard Unleashed and 2-1/2-minute Meet Colin: The Rock Hybax featurettes, sneak peeks, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 37088
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all ages
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 82
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/12/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve "Spaz" Williams
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Sampson (Sutherland) is king of the jungle, ah... zoo, and the only thing he loves more than telling stories is his son Ryan (Cipes). When Ryan is crated away one day, Sampson makes his escape and hits the streets of New York. And with zoo pals Benny (Belushi), Nigel (Izzard), Bridget (Garofalo), and Larry (Kind) along for the rescue, they discover just how dangerous it can be out in The Wild. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
With incredible detail and dimensionality, the CGI-based anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture can look very realistic. The artists used elaborate defocusing techniques to impart a sense of dimension, which is occasionally overdone, creating a blurred mess that makes things difficult to recognize. The colors are slightly desaturated, which really seems out of place with this being an animated title. The fantastic detail easily conveys the textures of the various fur, hair, and vegetation, also making it easy to determine which animals are wild and which are zoo animals, based on their hygiene. It really is a delight to watch. (Danny Richelieu)

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