Talk:Brother Bear

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I would like to point out that finding nemo is not a disney studios film. It is a film by pixar distributed by disney. A mistake like calling cinderella a buena vista film. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ravenclawnerd (talkcontribs) 00:25, 7 January 2015 (UTC)


Nowhere in this article does it mention if this is a cell-drawn or computer-rendered animated feature. I sure can't tell from the picture of the poster. Glaring oversight? Alvis 01:08, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I'll check the facts. I think the characters are hand-drawn, but I'll double check.  :) --Starionwolf 05:40, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

2.35:1 or 2.39:1?[edit]

According to the DVD cover, the original theatrical ratio for the film was 2.35:1.

Technical data[edit]

I don't think this article needs the techinical data section as the infobox renders most of it redundant.

The most depressing line[edit]

I think the most depressing line is "your mother's not coming". I would put this in, but I don't know how to put it in without the "I think..." or where to put it. I will place it in (with some help as in changing opinion into fact and guidance as in where to put it) as "the most depressing line in the movie is 'your mother's not coming.'" if more that 50% of the responders of this section agree. Sir Intellegent 05:19, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


For years I’ve referred to Kenai and Koda as Grizzly Bears. Now I am not so sure. So, I ask you the wiki-community, what are they: Grizzlies or Kodiaks? I know they are certainly brown bears but there are many types of brown bears. In the Brother Bear 2 article, Kenai is referred to as a grizzly, but I would like to know the source of this information. By the way, in the Dakota language, Koda means “friend” (too perfect). ( 04:08, 30 March 2007 (UTC))

  • Yes, Kenai and Koda are Grizzly Bears. I think in the official site and other sites claim they are grizzlies.

The Bear[edit]

Strike me if I am wrong, but does the plot of this movie appear to have been influenced by The Bear (1988)? (Mchelada 04:40, 20 April 2007 (UTC))

  • I own the book Brother Bear: A Transformation Tale, which explains in detail all the progress they went through in making this movie. While it has some similarities, this movie wasn't influenced by The Bear, at least as far as I know of but I'm sure of this. (Kenichi340 06:45, 20 April 2007))

Mistake in Summary?[edit]

The article implies that the Great Spirits sing to Kenai in English, explaining why he's being transformed. They don't. The song 'Transformation' has two versions. The Phil Collins single version does include the English lyrics "Everything will become clear to you when you see things through another's eyes"; but the version of the song heard during that scene of the movie, performed by the Bulgarian Women's Choir, is in the Inuktitut language and is not meant to be understood. The lyrics cited in the summary as being sung by the Great Spirits are not actually heard in the movie at all. -- (talk) 23:30, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Koda the Cub[edit]

Was the character of Koda the bear cub possibly a reference to Cub Koda? (talk) 01:32, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, that was me. Forgot to log in. Stonemason89 (talk) 01:38, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Christian Fundamentalists: Are Their Views Notable?[edit]

I'm wondering if the Christian Fundamentalists who criticized this movie are even notable enough to mention here. From what I can gather, this same crowd (Berit Kjos, for example) has had a tendency to see sinister or unbiblical messages in just about every Disney or animated movie ever made, from The Lion King to The Jungle Book to Happy Feet to The Sword in the Stone to Pocahontas ad nauseam. What is it about this movie that makes the usual negative reaction from the fundamentalist crowd more notable than similar reactions against other similar movies? Stonemason89 (talk) 01:38, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm not seeing it either. Since no one has stepped forward to defend the inclusion, I'm going to go ahead and remove it. (talk) 01:26, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Willie Wheaton[edit]

The bottom of the cast list mentions and links to Wil Wheaton, however as stated in the following section, the voice actor was Willie Wheaton, not Wil Wheaton.

Mention of Wil Wheaton should be removed from cast list.

OHB (talk) 23:17, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 25 February 2012[edit]

The inspiration for the plot of Brother Bear seems to be inspired by N. Scott Momaday's 'In The Bear's House', which was released 4 years prior to the movie.

Jlanssie (talk) 10:51, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

The idea seems to spring from an important Indian writer who wrote a novel 4 years prior to the film where a man transforms into a bear. Though there is no real evidence or claim from the makers this is the case, it is highly plausible and likely it is inspired on Momaday's novel. Furthermore, Momaday is not the first the best writer, he is the present most prominent Native American Writer, along with James Welch and perhaps Silko.

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Based on what you provided, this appears to be original thought, which will not be an appropriate basis for an edit to this article. --McDoobAU93 21:43, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Art Shift?[edit]

"The film begins with an aspect ratio much closer to Academy than to Cinemascope, the colors are more drab, and the subject matter presented more seriously. Once Kenai becomes a bear, the film goes to full-blown widescreen, grows more colorful, and takes on a more comedic tone." Any way that this could be included? It seems worth an inclusion in my opinion, as it perhaps shows that Kenai was 'blind' to what was going on around him before he was able to see it from the bear's point of view. (talk) 20:52, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

The bear species[edit]

The article lists Tug as being a grizzly bear; he looks more like a short-faced bear, with the shorter muzzle, the larger size, and the darker fur. What do you make of it? -- (talk) 21:40, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 April 2015[edit]

2607:FCC8:D2C0:6700:34F6:F638:1BA0:74B (talk) 19:34, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Amortias (T)(C) 19:49, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


The budget is 128,000,000 and it should be changed back. -- (talk) 02:29, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

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