The Wild

2006 animated film by Steve Williams

The Wild is a 2006 American animated movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the 46th animated movie and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures.[1] It was directed by Steve Williams, produced by Clint Goldman, assistant produced by John Burton, and released on April 14, 2006. In the movie, Samson the Lion in the New York Zoo is taken to Africa by accident, and his friends at the zoo have to help bring Samson back.

Main cast


Supporting cast


Additional voices


Additionally, Nolan North provided additional voices.



The Wild opened in 2,854 theaters. According to, the movie earned 9.5 million dollars in its first weekend at the box office, ranking as #4.

As of November 5, 2006, the movie has grossed a total of $37,384,046 in the United States box office & $102,338,515 worldwide. Its production budget, in contrast, was $80 million. [1]

The Wild was ranked #1 of the top DVD sales twice in Entertainment Weekly (The first time for October 6-12, 2006, the second time for October 13-19, 2006).

Critical reception for the movie has been negative. It currently hold an 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 25% rating from a select group of critics.

It received some harsh responses even before the trailer premiered.[2] described it as "Madagascar meets Finding Nemo with The Lion King thrown in for effect."

  • Directed by Steve Williams
  • Written by Ed Decter, Mark Gibson, and Philip Halprin
  • Produced by Clint Goldman, and Beau Flynn
  • Co-producers Jane Park and John Strauss
  • Executive Producers: Eric Darnell, Will Vinton, Stefan Simchowitz
  • Music by Alan Silvestri
  • Edited by Scott Balcerek and Steven Wagner
  • Production designer Chris Farmer
  • Art director Chris Farmer and Michael Goldman
  • Sound Design and Sound Supervision by Andy Newell


  1. "The Wild (2006)" – via
  2. "New Movies - Movie Trailers - Movie Times - Reviews".

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