• Brother Bear (2003)

Brother Bear

Release Date: November 1st, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2004

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) is a young Indian brave with a particular distaste for bears. When his brother Sitka (D.B. Sweeney) is killed by one, Kenai in turn kills the bear, only to be magically transformed into one himself. To make matters worse, his other brother Denahi (Jason Raize) vows to kill the bear Kenai has become. Kenai's only hope is a magical mountain where he believes he can be changed back to a human, and he enlists a real bear cub, Koda, to get him there.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, D.B. Sweeney, Joan Copeland, Michael Clarke Duncan

Director: Aaron Blaise , Robert Walker

Genres: Animated , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Playful, Revenge, Tense, Moving, Brother, Quest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A playful movie that celebrates nature and the spirit world with striking imagery and a smooth blend of drama and comedy. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Sweet rather than exciting. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Although the story has more than a little Lion King deja vu-doo going for it, Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix) is likable as both a man, and then a bear. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film