Brother Bear (2 Disc Special Edition)

Theatrical Release: March 23, 2004
DVD Release: March 23, 2004
Brother Bear (2 Disc Special Edition)
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Synopsis

An impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, and he must literally walk in the bear’s footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of other bears, bear cubs and moose. This is a 2 disc set with many added features, such as “moose commentary,” games and more.

Dove Review

When I watched this video, which is beautifully packaged into 2 discs with many added features, I was wondering if this is the Eisner effect at Disney: going too far into animism. Watching the boy morph into a bear is portrayed so that a 3 yr. old child will understand.

There are far more entertaining Disney productions that I’ve seen: “Snow White” and “Fantasia” to name just two, which go way back. There are some cute scenes in the forest, but the songs make it clear: we’re all one, brothers with the animals. The boy eventually morphs back into his own body, but not without another animism-type scene. Dove has approved this video, but there are better offerings by this company!

Content Description

Info

Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Genre: Children
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Judy Mate