THE WILD (2006) 7MATE, 7PM, G, AN­I­MA­TION

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Al­though in the big shadow of Dreamworks’ Mada­gas­car (2005), Dis­ney’s sim­i­lar tale of­fers just enough in­no­va­tion to jus­tify its ex­is­tence. Kiefer Suther­land voices Samp­son, a lion from New York’s Cen­tral Park Zoo, who sets sail for Africa af­ter his young son is accidentally shipped there. A bunch of an­i­mal pals fol­low Samp­son on his quest, in­clud­ing a love-struck squir­rel (Jim Belushi), a stand-off­ish gi­raffe (Janeane Garo­falo), a slow-wit­ted snake (Richard Kind) and a boast­ful koala (Ed­die Iz­zard). More fam­i­lyfriendly than its pop cul­ture-ob­sessed fore­run­ner, it’s geared to­wards warm­ing the heart and re­in­forc­ing cliched (but still wor­thy) lessons about the un­shake­able bonds of fam­ily. ★★★

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