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A handful of zoo animals leave behind their well-protected environment for the streets of the big city in this computer-animated comedy. Sampson (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) is the king of a make-believe jungle far from the African plains -- he's a lion on display at a zoo in New York City's Central Park, and he lords it over the other animals, including Nigel (voice of Eddie Izzard), a testy koala bear; Larry, a dumb but well-meaning snake; ; Bridget (voice of Janeane Garofalo), a bright but cynical giraffe; and Benny (voice of Jim Belushi), a very New York-ish squirrel who is good friends with Sampson and is trying to romance Bridget without much success. The pride and joy of Sampson's life is his son, Ryan (voice of Greg Cipes), and he's devastated when one day Ryan is crated up and shipped back to Africa. Sampson is desperate to find his boy, and with the help of his pals he escapes the zoo and sets out on a daring mission to rescue Ryan, battling the unfamiliar terrain and Kazar, a wildebeest with a will to power and a passion for choreography (voice of William Shatner) along the way. The Wild was the first directorial credit for animator and special-effects artist Steve "Spaz" Williams. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 14, 2006

Cast

Kiefer Sutherland
as Sampson
Jim Belushi
as Benny
Eddie Izzard
as Nigel
Janeane Garofalo
as Bridget
William Shatner
as Kazar
Richard Kind
as Larry
Greg Cipes
as Ryan
Colin Hay
as Fergus Flamingo
Miles Marsico
as Duke
Don Cherry
as Penguin MC
Christian Argueta
as Hamir
David Cowgill
as Hamir
Lenny Venito
as Stan
Joseph Siravo
as Carmine
Colin Cunningham
as Hyrax
Patrick Warburton
as Blag
Jonathan Kimmel
as Scab
Eddie Gossling
as Scraw (Voice)
Clinton Leupp
as Mama Hippo
Kevin Michael Richardson
as Samson's Father
Dominic Scott Kay
as Young Samson
Nika Futterman
as Dung Beetle #1
Julianne Buescher
as Dung Beetle #2 (Voice)
Chris Edgerly
as Cloak (Voice)
Bob Joles
as Camo
Bob Joles
as Ringleader
Keith Anthony
Greg Berg
Bob Bergen
Jason Connery
Debi Derryberry
Terri Douglas
Jeannie Elias
Patrick Fraley
as (Voice)
Eddie Frierson
Nicholas Guest
Jess Harnell
Jason Harris
Bridget Hoffman
Emily Johnson
John Kassir
Daniel A. Kaz
Joshua Keaton
Carolyn Lawrence
Danny Mann
Mona Marshall
Laraine Newman
Nolan North
Paul Pape
Peter Pamela Rose
as (Voice)
Fred Tatasciore
Audrey Wasilewski
Steve "Spaz" Williams
Nika Futterman
as Dung Beetle #1
Dominic Scott Kay
as Young Samson
Colin Cunningham
as Hyrax
Kevin Michael Richardson
as Samson's Father
Clinton Leupp
as Mama Hippo
Eddie Gossling
as Scraw (Voice)
Miles Marsico
as Duke
Jonathan Kimmel
as Scab
Christian Argueta
as Hamir
Patrick Fraley
as (Voice)
Julianne Buescher
as Dung Beetle #2 (Voice)
Patrick Warburton
as Blag
Peter Pamela Rose
as (Voice)
Don Cherry
as Penguin MC
David Cowgill
as Hamir
Chris Edgerly
as Cloak (Voice)
Bob Joles
as Ringleader
Joseph Siravo
as Carmine
Lenny Venito
as Stan
Bob Joles
as Camo
Colin Hay
as Fergus Flamingo

Crew

Steve "Spaz" Williams
Director
Donna Parker
Producer
Clint Goldman
Producer
Beau Flynn
Producer
Philip Halprin
Screenwriter
Philip Halprin
Screen Story
Edward Decter
Screenwriter
John J. Strauss
Screenwriter
Mark Gibson
Screenwriter
Mark Gibson
Screen Story
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Balcerek
Editor
Steven L. Wagner
Editor
Chris Farmer
Production Designer
Chris Farmer
Art Director
Michael E. Goldman
Art Director
Chad Owens
Art Director
Jane Park
Co-producer
John J. Strauss
Co-producer
Edward Decter
Co-producer
Jim Burton
Associate Producer
Stefan Simchowitz
Executive Producer
Kevin Lima
Executive Producer
Will Vinton
Executive Producer
Aric Cheng
Set Designer
Louis Katz
Set Designer
Bill Beck
Set Designer
Sandy DeCrescent
Consultant/advisor
Troy Quane
Singer
Robb Denovan
Animator
Pierre Leduc
Animator
Matthew Otto
Animator
Sebastien Bruneau
Animator
David Zach
Animator
Christian Argueta
Animator
Andres Puente
Animator
Shelagh Kitney
Animator
Benjamin Su
Animator
Garfie James
Animator
Catherine Feraday
Animator
Richard Oey
Animator
Keith Osborn
Animator
Bryan Engram
Animator
Oskar Urretabizkaia
Animator
Phil McNally
Animator
David Stodolny
Animator
Lesley Headrick
Animator
Joel Brinkerhoff
Animator
Jessica Chan
Animator
Mike Beaulieu
Animator
Alexander Poei
Animator
Daryl Sawchuk
Animator
Todd Wilbur
Animator
Drew Adams
Animator
Chris Sauve
Animator
Benoit Dubuc
Animator
Dana Boadway
Animator
Jeremy Lazare
Animator
Michael Langford
Animator
Katie Cheang
Animator
Lee McNair
Animator
Jen Rudin-Pearson
Casting
Dennis S. Sands
Sound Mixer
Corbin Bronson
Casting
Graham Moloy
Production Manager
Laurie Handforth
Production Manager
Ross Moshell
Production Manager
Jacqueline Tager
Assistant Music Editor
Shaun Comly
Visual Effects
Matthew Clubb
Lighting
Cassandra Fauss
Production Assistant
Robert Fisher, Jr.
Additional Editing
Mac Smith
First Assistant Sound Editor
Betsy Bagg
Casting Assistant
Terri Douglas
ADR Voice Casting
JP Giamos
Production Assistant
Piet Kroon
Storyboard Artist
Stephen Pham
Production Assistant
Kirk Henderson
Conceptual Design
Jeff Bastedo
Lighting
Kenneth Landrum
Lead Compositor
Cheryl Davis
Compositor
Isaac Irvin
Lighting
Scott Leberecht
Storyboard Artist
Rebecca Warner
Production Assistant
Peter Moehrle
Matte Artist
Matt Brundige
Additional Editing
Jeff Cappleman
Lighting
Boogab Youn
Lighting
Kevin MacPhail
Technical Director
Mark Nonnenmacher
Conceptual Design
Walter Einenkel
Production Assistant
Frank Rinella
Foley Mixer
Vishal Patel
Lighting
Mohand Zennadi
Lighting
Alan Silvestri
Conductor
Sean Samuels
Matte Artist
Steven Elford
Lighting
Belma Abdicevic
Lighting
Eirik Paye
Character Design
Kevin Althans
Compositor
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Animation Producer
Troy Quane
Storyboard Artist
Chad Nixon
Lead Scenic Artist
Kenneth Karman
Music Editor
Anja Stitic
Lighting
Scott Dagostino
Production Secretary
Justin Strock
Production Assistant
Ellen Heuer
Foley Artist
Cory Hansen
Post Production Coordinator
Daniela Ziegler
Lighting
Daniel Abramovich
Compositor
Chris Bankoff
Compositor
Robert Deas
Lighting
James Willetts
Foley Recordist
Ryan Grobins
Lighting
Mark Pacella
Storyboard Artist
Dennis S. Sands
Recording
Anthony Zamlich
Production Assistant
Matthew Welker
Supervising Technical Director
Chris Gridley
Sound Effects Editor
Lyndon Ruddy
Storyboard Artist
Guy Herzog
Lighting
Ashraf Kotaal
Compositor
Jim Bandsuh
Conceptual Design
Victor Hawkins
Mold Department
Matthew Daw
Supervising Technical Director
Priyes Shah
Lighting
Marshall Almeida
Character Design
Jimmy Chim
Lighting
Terry O'Bright
Re-Recording Mixer
Andrew Vurlumis
Production Assistant
Manfred Kraemer
Lighting
Kathy Burslem
Production Accountant
Steven Dean Moore
Storyboard Artist
Tom Moser
First Assistant Editor
Shawn Colbeck
Lead Scenic Artist
Jeremy Molod
Foley Editor
Rick Sander
Lighting
Marnie Moore
Foley Artist
Barrett Lewis
Visual Effects
Barrett Lewis
Compositor
Andrew Woodhouse
Matte Artist
Ronald Van Rij
Compositor
Keith Rogers
Re-Recording Mixer
Paula Goldstein
Lead Compositor
Kyle Menzies
Lighting
Nephi Sanchez
Production Controller
Rolph Thomas
Compositor
Ben Hong
Production Assistant
Margaret Andres
Second Assistant Editor
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