LFE sounds a little lighter than its original counterpart also. Too often, however, this film's lack of a fresh dramatic approach and not its technique makes it difficult to embrace as much as we'd like to". Apr 4, 2004. Between 2000 and 2004, Disney produced underachieving and underdeveloped movies like 'Home on the Range,' 'Treasure Planet,' 'Dinosaur,' and 'Atlantis.' Brother Bear on DVD (786936224023) from Disney / Buena Vista. The aspect ratio shift comes at the moment of transformation, when Kenai's perspective of the world changes. I will be sure to watch the whole thing later though. We know what will happen by the time the end comes as no surprises await. If you liked the presentation on the original you'll enjoy this one too. "I Spy" was written to represent the scene in which Rutt and Tuke play "I spy" while riding on mammoths . 2003's Brother Bear is the 44th film in the Disney Animated Canon, and the second-to-last traditionally animated theatrical film produced by Disney for five years, until 2009's The Princess and the Frog. Three brothers, Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix), Denahi (voiced by Jason Raize), and Sitka (voiced by D.B. They meet up with Kenai again while trying to evade the hunter hoping that he could protect them. Brother Bear. There are also ads for the GameBoy Advance Brother Bear video game and Walt Disney World Magical Gatherings, accessible from the "Sneak Peeks" menu which is accompanied by an intimdiating rift on the familiar Sneak Peeks music. The shaman tells him that the bear connects and unites all things and reveals itself in unexpected ways. Of course, it cannot be seen as much of a return, knowing that Disney has decided to discontinue making two-dimensional animated theatrical films. Onto Disc 2, the disc which presents the film correctly and contains four bonus features. Disney had the pair's trademark sound in mind, but the men were not eager to give up that franchise. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Moose In Brother Bear animated GIFs to your conversations. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Kenai sets out to kill the bear responsible for his older brother's death. After 'Fantasia 2000' things kind of went downhill. Their Disneystrology page. With Denahi on his trail, Kenai sets out with four paws and a lot more hair, for "where the light touches the mountains", a destination where he will be able to be restored to human form. Staring Paul Christie, Joan Copeland, Jason Raize and Jeremy Suarez. Because Blaise, Walker, and Williams enjoyed Duncan's vocal performance, Tug, the de facto leader of the bears at the salmon run, was written into the film. It feels totally improvised, and Moranis and Thomas are in prime form. It focuses on the continued adventures of bear brothers Kenai and Koda. bow", "Brother Bear / Brother Bear 2 (3-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray / DVD] (2013)", "FILM REVIEW; To a Grizzly, Humans Are the Hairy Monsters", "Nothing Scary About Brother Bear's Roaring Start", "An Elf and a Bear Trip Up the Final 'Matrix', "O Brother Bear, Where Art Thou? DVDizzy.com | DVD and Blu-ray Reviews | Disney Animated Classics | DVD & Blu-ray Schedule | Brother Bear 2 | Search This Site I assume that they are the same actors as Bob and Doug McKenzie???? I really liked Brother Bear. As expected from such a recent movie given a digital transfer, there are no flaws at all with the print. In a nice touch, the menus list the running time of the highlighted bonus feature. The film's origins go back to 1994 when Disney CEO Michael Eisner, wowed by The Lion King, asked if any other films about animals were on the drawing board. In a very short amount of time, the film defines these three characters as wise oldest brother Sitka and his two younger siblings, half-witted but well-meaning Kenai and the jesting, hard-headed Denahi. Rutt and Tuke aresupporting characters in Disney's2003animated feature film,Brother Bear and its 2006 sequel. The Disc 1 presentation of Brother Bear is reformatted, but oddly enough it is reformatted in a 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Like they plopped down a standard idea, couldn't think of anything original to combine it with, and simply went with it. Later, Rutt and Tuke were nearly attacked by a human hunter named Denahi and so sought Kenai's protection. including an outrageously funny "Moose Commentary" starring Rutt and Tuke, outtakes, and deleted scenes, games and more! I don't owe you that. As the transfer is enhanced for 16:9 televisions, the first 24 minutes are windowboxed within the anamorphic frame, resulting in a picture that's surrounded on all four sides by the 'black bars,' no matted what kind of TV you're watching it on. . When he does, though, the spirits that govern interspecies transformations see to it that Kenai is transformed into the big brown bear that he has just killed. Again Disney has packaged a less-than-interesting sequel along for the ride. . Big nose (by Tuke) Crusty tail (by Tuke) Hoof for brains (by Tuke), Tuke (brother)Anda (mate)Kata (sister-in-law). In ''Brother Bear'' Mr. Moranis and Mr. Thomas provide the McKenzie-ish voices of two moose named Rutt and Tuke. Surprisingly, Brother Bear's DVD is not housed by a cardboard slipcover the way other recent 2-disc Disney releases have been. Brother Bear is "a charming, enchanting story for kids of all ages!" Both Rutt and Tuke are good-humored and like to entertain. This message of the connections that link us to others, even across species lines, is not new to Native Americans. The development of the film's characters is discussed. Copyright Notice - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy. Dialogue is always clear, delivered through the front speakers. ''We took a feature that normally is a very dull feature and made it more approachable.''. For instance Rutt and Tuke point out that the appearance of a chipmunk in an animated film is always a harbinger of danger. A minor drawback is that title screens turn up from time-to-time which break up continuity. And for the DVD feature they get to let their antlers down completely: as the movie . Yes, you're not losing quite as much (29%) of the picture as a normal pan & scan job (43%) of such a wide film. The moral of the story here is that if you want to watch a worthwhile animated movie about someone turning into a bear watch 'Brave.'. Movies. He is visited by the spirit of his older brother, and is told that, if he wishes to be changed back into a human, he must travel to the place where the lights touch the Earth, in other words, the . A minor drawback is that title screens turn up from time-to-time which break up continuity. When watching the movie, you'll want to see it the right way, so make sure to put in Disc 2 to watch the movie itself. While on their way to the Salmon Run, Kenai and Koda run into Rutt and his brother, Tuke, both of whom are fleeing a female buffalo. In "Bone Puzzle", you select from a pallette of uniquely-shaped bones to fill in the prints of various animals. Cancelled projects: Brother Bear: The Series, Entertainment: Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party Rivers of Light: We Are One He objects to his totem, stating that bears are thieves, and believes his point is made a fact when a brown bear steals their basket of salmon. It proclaims that true grooming of one's character comes through love and caretaking. Kenai comes across young Koda, who is going in the same direction and lends Kenai some much-needed bear sense and the audience some personality as kid-friendly travelling company to our stern protagonist. After successfully completing a puzzle, you are treated to a short montage of facts and clips of the animal whose part you just assembled. Bambi (1942) Bambi II (2006) Pom Poko (1994) Adventures of The Gummi Bears: Volume 1 (1985-87) [8] Because Blaise desired a more naturalistic story, Blaise and producer Chuck Williams produced a two-page treatment of a father-son story in which the son is transformed into a bear, and in the end, remains a bear. He tends to take direction from his older brother Tuke, sometimes to his chagrin, and is more attentive in nature. THX-Certified There's no way to lose, and ultimately, they start repeating the same ones, so I suspect the (safe) assumption is that you'll tire of it eventually, even if the "prize" clips are fun. We did! Something to point out here is that 'Brother Bear' opens with a window boxed presentation (black bars on the top, bottom, and sides). Brother Bear. DTS 5.1 (English) His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of . But on a standard 4:3 TV, you wind up with black bars on top and bottom, plus tiny black bars on the side (most likely covered by overscan). This, nonetheless, allows a submenu to give the option to watch any portion of the documentary by itself, breaking it up into 12 short segments which each run a few minutes long (like last fall's disappointing bonus disc of The Lion King). [26] In April 2004 alone, 5.51 million DVD copies of the film were sold. Of course, Kenai doesn't hear a word she says. Release Date: March 30, 2004 The two movies that tried to stand out amongst the chaff were 'Lilo & Stitch' and 'The Emperor's New Groove.' There was a McKenzie comedy album, ''Great White North,'' in 1981; a film, ''Strange Brew,'' in 1983; commercials for Molson's beer in the 1990's. The plan goes underway, with Koda pretending to play hide-and-seek with Rutt and Tuke. Bear Legends Rutt and Tuke's Commentary Making Noises: The Art of Foley Art Review He agrees and tells the moose to ride on mammoths in order to cover their tracks. "[29] Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 48 based on 28 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Review Date March 25th, 2013 by, Rutt & Tuke's Audio CommentaryThe Making of Brother BearDeleted ScenesDeleted songBear LegendsSing-Along SongsMusic VideoBehind the Music of Brother Bear 2, See what people are saying about this story or others, The latest Blu-ray, news, releases & pre-orders, Stephen Soderbergh's Magic Mike's Last Dance Gyrates on Blu-ray April 18th, Empty Out Your Wallet! Of course, the entertainment value of the commentary, like Strange Brew, is totally subject to taste. The only one Disney cares about is Lilo & Stitch and pretty much only because Stitch sells a ton of merch. Subtitles: English; His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths, rambunctious rams and more! Though it calls to mind elements of some recent, successful Disney films, it has enough of its own in the way of story and characters to remain unique. They heeded Kenai's advice to ride on mammoths to cover their trails, though they lost the bears in the process. He then haltingly confesses that he loves Rutt, and Rutt responds in kind. [5] At the time, the original idea, which was inspired by King Lear, centered around an old blind bear who traveled the forest with his three daughters. Their 'MST3K' style commentary wears thin after a while. ''We said, 'If you're asking us to improvise wall-to-wall nonstop, what you're talking about is an original comedy album,' '' Mr. Moranis said. So, like Walt Disney Company says, 'Draw a bear exactly like this,' and they get thousands of drawings of bears in, and then they put them all together and color them in, and that becomes the bear part of the movie.''. Like The Lion King, but unlike most of the studio's animated features, Brother Bear is not based on any famous literary work and required an original story to be developed and fine-tuned over several years. Kenai is excited to be receiving his totem from tribe elder Tanana, but when he winds up with the "Bear of Love" as his symbol he is disappointed. Kenai comes across young Koda, who is going in the same direction and lends Kenai some much-needed bear sense and the audience some personality as kid-friendly travelling company to our stern protagonist. In theaters, Brother Bear began presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and then after 24 minutes, expanded to fill the wider 2.35:1 screen for the rest of the film. In a number of ways, it suceeds, though not to the extent of the masterpieces from last decade that it emulates like The Lion King and Tarzan. In the German version, Rutt and Tuke are called Benny and Bjrn, after the two iconic male members of the same name from the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was getting really late and I have to get up at 5 am. Of course, it cannot be seen as much of a return, knowing that Disney has decided to discontinue making two-dimensional animated theatrical films. [10], In March 2001, Joaquin Phoenix confirmed he was cast in the film, exclaiming, "Oh, but forget the Oscar nomination (for Gladiator). google_ad_type = "text_image"; When they were younger Kenai gave Nita a necklace that turned into a symbol of their love after Kenai saved her from drowning. They share stories and Kenai learns more about the true identity of Koda's mother. google_ad_width = 728; We did! "Confession" employs preliminary black-and-white animation and provides an alternate to the film's existing "No Way Out" scene between Kenai and Koda. The native Inuit's of the North find themselves battling the elements every single day. It is one of the best documentaries I've seen on a recent Disney animated film, or any recent studio film, for that matter. Brother Bear has a dramatic story--after he kills a bear, a young hunter named Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator) in prehistoric North America is turned into a bear himself and hunted by his own brother--but the animated movie's tone is more earnest and warm than tragic, focusing on the unfolding relationship between Kenai and an orphaned bear cub named Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). Disc 1 also contains Rutt & Tuke's audio commentary (reviewed with other Bonus Features) below. But on a standard 4:3 TV, you wind up with black bars on top and bottom, plus tiny black bars on the side (most likely covered by overscan). Later, Rutt and Tuke attend Kenai and Nita's wedding. The pleasing menus offer some environmental animation which ranges from subtle to not-so-subtle. Source. and this time "family-friendly" actually does mean the film has been cropped from its original aspect ratio, as opposed to Disney's normal use of the term. [30] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Topics covered include the voice cast, the real locations that inspired animators, and the changing aspect ratio. His feelings certainly don't change when it is when the three brothers are fighting a bear that Sitka is killed. Product is In Stock at our warehouse, ready for immediate shipment if ordered before 3pm ET. He is the brother of Tuke, and the mate of Anda. google_ad_height = 250; Anda and Kata are surprised by his sensitivity and leave Rutt's side to join him instead. Believing him to be crazy, the moose joke that he is an abnormally large beaver and that they are not really moose themselves. VIDEO and AUDIO Both the Dolby Digital and DTS tracks sounded great. BROTHER BEAR is "a charming, enchanting story for kids of all ages!" . Even if Brother Bear can't quite rank among the studio's greatest films, the movie is highly commendable and this satisfying 2-disc release once again gives the latest Disney animated classic the proper treatment it deserves. Kenai accepts his new surroundings and is comfortable living with the other bears. The hard-nosed back-and-forth apparently paid off. When the Disney film ''Brother Bear'' came out last year, some critics complained that it was short on the savvy humor that has worked so well in the company's most popular animated hits. Brother Bear follows an Alaska native boy named Kenai as he pursues a bear and kills it, but the Spirits, incensed by this unnecessary death, change Kenai into a bear himself as punishment. The performance was then arranged by score co-composers Collins and Mark Mancina, and vocal arranger Eddie Jobson. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. However, before he can reply, his human friend Nita approaches, which spooks Rutt and Tuke. The film's philosophy, on the other hand, comes across both a bit heavy-handed and shallow. In a first, Collins also wrote the film's score, with help from Mark Mancina, who scored Collins' previous Disney collaboration, Tarzan. The series would have taken place directly after the events of the film and would have seen Kenai and Koda adopt other orphaned animals into their family. The three sequences and introduction from the two directors run 11 minutes and 5 seconds altogether with a "Play All" function. Anyone can read what you share. #1. Sweeney. It's a black dual amaray keepcase, which holds two discs in a standard single case size. Rutt is a male moose.He is the brother of Tuke, and the mate of Anda.. Rutt and Tuke met Kenai, a bear, while in the forest.Though he attempted to explain that he was a human who had been transformed into a bear, the moose simply believed him to be crazy. //2006-11-26: brother bear, animated classics reviews Kenai is also a screw up. When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. This transformation tale of viewing events and conditions through different perspectives is an entertaining film experience. These include some clips from other Disney films and shorts; the raccoon featurette, for instance, briefly features Pocahontas' Meeko. The gatherers then watch as Nita is transformed into a bear by the Great Spirits. His feelings certainly don't change when it is when the three brothers are fighting a bear that Sitka is killed. [5] They also traveled through Denali National Park and the Kenai Fjords National Park, where they visited Exit and Holgate Glacier. Rutt is a medium-sized animal. In its limited release, Brother Bear played only in two selected theaters in Los Angeles, California and New York City, grossing $291,940 for a per-screen average of $145,970. Surprisingly, Brother Bear's DVD is not housed by a cardboard slipcover the way other recent 2-disc Disney releases have been. Its insert folds out to six pages and contains a scene selection list, a two-page map of bonus features, and previews of the supplements on Discs 1 and 2. Orders of $25.00 or more will be shipped our Standard Shipping option and the shipping is completely FREE. google_color_link = "634978"; It was unofficially released in 2003 as part of the film's complete score. More dicey was whether Rutt and Tuke's 85-minute commentary for the DVD should bring compensation for the two performers. Of course Nita finds herself becoming attracted to Kenai again (nobody really describes how strange this is, or if this is considered bestiality, oh well). '', These Two Talking Moose Let Their Antlers Down, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/06/movies/these-two-talking-moose-let-their-antlers-down.html. While some Disney DVD collectors may buy Brother Bear quite simply because it's the latest animated classic, those who are more selective are strongly recommended to check this out too. The girl in question is Nita (voiced by Mandy Moore). Share the best GIFs now >>> They are a pair of Canadian moose and brothers who befriend Kenai and Koda. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. [40] On its second wide weekend, the film continued its strong showing grossing $18.6 million against new competing films such as Elf and The Matrix Revolutions, collecting $44.1 million in three weeks. Tukes name could be based on a toque, a Canadian name for a hat. Rutt and Tuke the moose discover that brotherly love endures even through disagreements in Disney's Brother Bear. Next is the "Deleted Scenes" section. Kenai and his brothers pursue the bear, but a fight ends on top of a glacier, during which Sitka gives his life to save his brothers by dislodging the glacier, although the bear survives the fall. On the mountain, Kenai is cornered by Denahi, but their battle is interrupted by Koda, who steals Denahi's spear. Closed Captioned While the pilot tested well, it was not picked up as Disney Channel executives felt that adapting the film as a series was "counterproductive" to their goal of trying to reach a tween audience, combined with the fact that the movie performed below expectations.[42]. they encounter a forest full of wildlife, including hilarious moose brothers Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths, rambunctious rams and more!The legend comes to life with awesome bonus features including a hilarious "Moose Commentary . You can choose to listen to the commentary with visuals or without; with the former selected, you occassionally get to see well-done silhouettes of the moose. Thus Rutt and Tuke sound quite a bit like Bob and Doug, but they aren't. [31], On the syndicated television show At the Movies, film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper both gave the film positive reviews. Kenai asked the two for directions to the Mountain Where the Lights Touch the Earth, but when they proved to be of no help, Kenai moved on . The two of them tease Kenai for insisting that he is not a bear and play along with him, pretending that they are different animals as well. The Spirits, represented by Sitka's spirit in the form of a bald eagle, arrive and transform Kenai into a bear after the dead bear's body evaporates and joins them. It is VERY clear what he is saying, even my kids noticed it. Sadly, they seem to get lost somewhere in this mediocre era of Disney films. Let us help you with your next Disney Vacation. raves Clay Smith of Access Hollywood. 'Brother Bear 2,' however, doesn't seem to drop that much. Why do the indigenous people speak like modern day kids? It's not like we need to think too hard about it. Why is it 1.66:1 instead of the standard 1.33:1 'fullscreen' pan-and-scan job? Dialogue is clear for the most part though. [12], The film is traditionally animated but includes some CG elements such as "a salmon run and a caribou stampede". It was really funny! As expected from such a recent movie given a digital transfer, there are no flaws at all with the print. Rutt invites the ladies to watch the aurora with him while Tuke sits off to the side sulking. It's like the "Princess Personality Profile" game. The two bears set off on their pilgrimage and are joined by two wayward and slow-witted moose (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). But Mr. Williams said the project made it through the Disney gantlet remarkably unscathed. Rutt starts to sob miserably, and the moosettes find this appealing, as it means he is sensitive. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Brother Bear (DVD, 2004) at the best online prices at eBay! Here the word of the spirits intermingles with the everyday lives of a Native American tribe in a tale about totems, bears, and brotherhood. Rutt and Tuke are . Brother Bear Commentary Kenai Turn Back Into Bear .Brother Bear. "The Fishing Song" (3:45) is a number that was written for the film's salmon run scenes, but ultimately replaced by "Welcome", one of the film's most memorable tunes. The efforts to add gravitas and depth to Brother Bear's story do detract from it a bit, and make the film's ending disappointingly witless. From its shrill song "Great Spirits" peformed by Tina Turner which attempts to create a dramatic opening in the vein of "Circle of Life," Brother Bear seeks a return to the top form Disney that marked the '90s. The website's consensus reads, "Brother Bear is gentle and pleasant if unremarkable Disney fare, with so-so animation and generic plotting. While 'Brother Bear' doesn't compare to the lush visuals of other Disney movies like 'Beauty and the Beast' or 'The Lion King' it still manages to offer up some colorful, if simple, animation. Here is a family film that delivers the message in a winning way that is accessible to young children. Kenai asked the two for directions to the Mountain Where the Lights Touch the Earth, but when they proved to be of no help, Kenai moved on to find it on his own. ''Essentially they wanted the McKenzie brothers,'' Mr. Thomas said. with comedy and breathtaking adventure, is the story of the powerful and playful bond between. Rutt and Tuke are in the forest when they spot a bear named Kenai. The movie takes place during the Ice Age. The film, which was released in the United States on November 1, 2003, received mixed reviews from critics and received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 76th Academy Awards, losing to Pixar's Finding Nemo. I guess I'm thinking a little too hard about it, but this stuff irks me from time to time. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Rare 2003 Disney's Brother Bear Northwest Adventure Pack w 6 fun Figurines MIB at the best online prices at eBay! 'Brother Bear' isn't going to knock your socks off with its astounding audio mixing, but Disney does a nice enough job incorporating enough ambient sound to produce a believable surround sound mix. For Mr. Thomas and Mr. Moranis, it was a chance to resurrect their McKenzie personas, first developed a quarter-century ago for the ''SCTV'' comedy show (which itself has just been released on DVD for the first time). Black Dual Amaray Keepcase Rutt and Tuke Some of the Disc 1 menu screens feature banter from Rutt & Tuke talking all around the 5.1 surround speaker setup. "Rutt & Tuke's Commentary" Watch Along with the Hilarious Moose From the FilmFully Animated Outtakes - Exclusive to the DVDDeleted Scenes - Including a Funny New Character2 Exciting Games Featuring Your Favorite Animals from the FilmAll-New Song by Phil Collins, "Fishing Song"Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear"Look Through My Eyes" Music Video Featuring Phil CollinsAnd Much More! You know, the standard coming-of-age stuff. Nita's father Chilkoot approaches and reacts with shock that he can understand Rutt and Tuke's speech. If you're a fan of the characters I guess you'll like this commentary. Eschews the competitive and self-centered values of popular culture and proclaims the grooming of one's spirit with love and caretaking. Koda's Outtakes (2:45) present Disney Feature Animation's attempt to create a series of bloopers which treat the film's characters as actors. A good portion of the documentary is devoted to the film's music; the songs were written by Phil Collins and originally planned to all be performed by him, too. Release Date: March 30, 2004 Blinded by grief and revenge Kenai sets out to kill the bear. Copyright 2023 LLC, MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. raves Clay Smith of Access Hollywood. Chuck Williams, the film's producer, said the idea for a Rutt and Tuke commentary came out of a brainstorming session several years ago, as the film itself was taking shape. [9] A year later, the production team took additional research trips through the Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the Sequoia National Park.
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