The Wild 2006 Animated Film | Samson the Wild Lion



What's your review of the 2006 animated film the Wild with Samson the Wild Lion? It's directed by Steve Williams. #TheWild #Samson #WildLion Do you want to watch the Wild? Did you enjoy the full movie or just parts of it? Scroll down for more information!


About the Wild


Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Disneys 46 The Wild, Jungle City, La vie sauvage, The Big Break, Wildlife, Divljina, În salbaticie, 野蠻任務, De Wilde, Disney Klassiker 46 - Villdyr


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The Wild plot from IMDb: "An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back."


The trailer can be found online.


Cast and Characters (descriptions from Wikipedia):

Kiefer Sutherland as Samson, a male lion, leader of the Central Park Zoo and the main protagonist of the film.

Dominic Scott Kay as the voice of the young Samson

Jim Belushi as Benny, a heroic Eastern gray squirrel who is Samson's best friend. He is the only one who knows about Samson's past.

Eddie Izzard as Nigel, an eccentric British-accented koala and co-leader of the zoo. He has an intense loathing for the zoo's koala plushes portraying him as "cuddly".

Janeane Garofalo as Bridget, an insecure reticulated giraffe and Benny's love interest (in which she’s not interested in).

Richard Kind as Larry, a dull-witted, but friendly green anaconda

Greg Cipes as Ryan, a 11-year old male lion cub and Samson's son

William Shatner as Kazar, a megalomaniacal male blue/black wildebeest hybrid and the main antagonist of the film. He is the tyrannical leader of a herd of wildebeests and seeks to change the food chain by eating an animal so that "Prey become Predators" and vice versa.

Colin Hay as Fergus, an American flamingo

Miles Marsico as Duke, a male teenage red kangaroo joey

Jack DeSena as Eze, a male teenage hippopotamus calf

Don Cherry as Penguin MC, a Southern rockhopper penguin

Christian Argueta and David Cowgill as Hamir, a pigeon.

Lenny Venito as Stan, a male American alligator

Joseph Siravo as Carmine, a male American alligator

Patrick Warburton as Blag, Kazar's right-hand man

Colin Cunningham as Colin, a male hyrax

Jonathan Kimmel and Eddie Gossling as Scab and Scraw, a pair of male Rüppell's vultures who serve as minions of Kazar.

Kevin Michael Richardson as Samson's father and Ryan's grandfather

Chris Edgerly as Cloak, a male common chameleon

Bob Joles as Camo, a male Jackson's chameleon and the circus ringleader

Greg Berg as a third unnamed vulture

Bob Bergen as Donald, a pond slider turtle, a cheering black rhinoceros fan and several wildebeests

Jason Connroy as a flamingo

Debi Derryberry as Dung Beetle #3, Monkey Girl

Terri Douglas as the Koala Toy, a pullstring koala plush which Nigel feuds with.

Jeannie Elias as the monkeys

Eddie Frierson as a penguin

Jess Harnell as the garbage man and a sailor

Jason Harris Katz as Victor, a Magellanic penguin

Josh Keaton as a Rhino

Carolyn Lawrence as Ladybird, Monkey Girl

Danny Mann as the geese

Mona Marshall as Woman, Lionesses and Dung Beetle #4

Paul Pape as Man #1

Fred Tatasciore as Victor, Man #2

Kari Wahlgren as Baby Hippo, Baby

John Du Prez as several wildebeests

Eric Idle as a wildebeest

Miss Coco Peru as Mama Hippo

Non-Speaking characters including


The Gazelles, a herd of Thomson's gazelles that Ryan accidentally causes to stampede.

The Dogs, a Poodle, a Rottweiler and a Boxer, a pack of rabid stray dogs who were chasing after Samson and the gang.

The Elephant, an African bush elephant who gets scared of Ryan by escaping out of the box.


Directed by Steve "Spaz" Williams

Screenplay by Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin

Story by Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin

Produced by Clint Goldman, Beau Flynn

Edited by Scott Balcerek, Steven L. Wagner

Music by Alan Silvestri

Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Hoytyboy Pictures, Sir Zip Productions, Contrafilm

Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures

Release date: April 14, 2006

Running time: 82 minutes

Budget: $80 million

Box office: $102.3 million

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