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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix
Jeremy Suarez
Jason Raize
Dave Thomas
Rick Moranis
Joaquin Phoenix
Jeremy Suarez
Jason Raize
Rick Moranis
Directors
Aaron Blaise
Bob Walker
Aaron Blaise
Robert Walker
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Steve Bencich
Ron J Friedman
Tab Murphy
Lorne Cameron
David Hoselton
Steve Bencich
Ron J Friedman
Running Time
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Brother Bear
Animated Disney fable about a prehistoric hunter transformed into a bear.


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Plot
Kenai longs to complete the rites of manhood, but after his older brother drowns in a tragedy involving a bear, he hunts down and kills the animal. Unhappy with this vengeance, the spirit world decides Kenai must live life as a bear himself.


Verdict
Short, sweet, entertaining and mercifully low on the musical numbers (supplied by Phil Collins and Tina Turner), this is good, old-fashioned family fun. Though Brother Bear probably won't enjoy The Lion King's share of success.


Reviewed by Natasha Aitken

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