Brother Bear (2003) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.6/ 10 (33285 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Walt Disney Feature Animation [us]
Walt Disney Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 20 October 2003
(USA) - 24 October 2003
(Canada) - 1 November 2003
(USA) - 1 November 2003
(Argentina) - 4 December 2003

Running Time

The story of a boy who became a man by becoming a bear. This November, see through another's eyes, feel through another's heart, and discover the meaning of brotherhood. Nature Calls. The Moose Are Loose! Welcome to a world where animals rule and the only human around... isn't human anymore.

american-indian, animal-in-title, aurora-borealis, battle, bear, bear-attack, bear-cub, brother-brother-relationship, brotherhood, ceremony, class-distinction, class-system, comic-relief, coming-of-age, cultural-misunderstanding, death, disney-animated-feature, disobedience, duel, fight, forest, forgiveness, geyser, glacier, grizzly-bear,

Technical Support
MET:2370 m - (Finland)
MET:2383 m - (Switzerland)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:1.66 : 1 - (partly)
RAT:2.35 : 1 - (partly)

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Full Cast

  1. Bergen, Bob (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <22>
  2. Bumpass, Rodger as (voice) [Additional Voice] <23>
  3. Cesar, Darko as (voice) [Foreign Croatian Bear] <15>
  4. Christie, Paul (I) as (voice) [Ram #1] <10>
  5. Crenshaw, Randy as (voice) (as Randel Crenshaw) [Additional Voice] <33>
  6. Duncan, Michael Clarke as (voice) [Tug] <8>
  7. Farmer, Bill (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <26>
  8. Finney, Trey as (voice) [Additional Voice] <34>
  9. Gould, Harold (I) as (voice) [Old Denahi] <9>
  10. Johnson, B. Wyatt as (voice) [Additional Voice] <38>
  11. Johnson, Ben (XVII) as (voice) (as Ben Johnson) [Additional Voice] <35>
  12. Johnson, Luke (III) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <37>
  13. Kawagley, Angayuqaq Oscar as (voice) [Inuit Narrator] <17>
  14. Logan, Rick (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <40>
  15. Mastrogiorgio, Danny as (voice) (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio) [Ram #2] <11>
  16. McCuller, Arnold as (voice) [Additional Voice] <42>
  17. Mertens, Tim (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <43>
  18. Moranis, Rick as (voice) [Rutt] <4>
  19. Phoenix, Joaquin as (voice) [Kenai] <1>
  20. Pinney, Patrick as (voice) (as Pat Pinney) [Additional Voice] <18>
  21. Posehn, Brian as (voice) [Additional Voice] <19>
  22. Powell, Josef (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <44>
  23. Proctor, Phil as (voice) [Additional Voice] <20>
  24. Proops, Greg as (voice) [Male Lover Bear] <13>
  25. Raize, Jason as (voice) [Denahi] <3>
  26. Robinson, Bumper as (voice) [Chipmunks] <16>
  27. Suarez, Jeremy as (voice) [Koda] <2>
  28. Sweeney, D.B. as (voice) [Sitka] <6>
  29. Thomas, Dave (I) as (voice) [Tuke] <5>
  30. Van Hook, Lamont as (voice) [Additional Voice] <45>
  31. Waters, Oren as (voice) [Additional Voice] <48>
  32. Wheaton, Willie as (voice) [Additional Voice] <49>
  33. White, Fred (II) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <50>
  34. Wood, Terry (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <51>
  35. Young, Terry (IV) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <52>
  36. Adlon, Pamela as (voice) (as Pam Seagall) [Additional Voice] <21>
  37. Anderson, Caitlin Rose as (voice) [Additional Voice] <30>
  38. Anderson, Maxi as (voice) [Additional Voice] <31>
  39. Carter, Carmen as (voice) [Additional Voice] <32>
  40. Copeland, Joan (I) as (voice) [Tanana] <7>
  41. Darling, Jennifer as (voice) [Additional Voice] <24>
  42. Derryberry, Debi as (voice) [Additional Voice] <25>
  43. Harris, Estelle as (voice) [Old Lady Bear] <12>
  44. Johnson, Bethany (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <36>
  45. Keys, Amy as (voice) [Additional Voice] <39>
  46. Levy, Hope as (voice) [Additional Voice/Valley Girl Bear] <27>
  47. Lynn, Sherry (I) as (voice) [Additional Voice] <28>
  48. McGowan, Mickie as (voice) [Additional Voice] <29>
  49. Perrette, Pauley as (voice) [Female Lover Bear] <14>
  50. Stevens-Logan, Susie as (voice) [Additional Voice] <41>
  51. Waters Willard, Maxine as (voice) (as Maxine W. Waters) [Additional Voice] <47>
  52. Waters, Julia as (voice) (as Julia Tillman Waters) [Additional Voice] <46>


  1. Adventure
  2. Animation
  3. Family
  4. Fantasy

Full Plot

Kenai, a man who resents bears after a fight with one kills his older brother, is turned into a bear so he can see life from a different perspective. He is visited by the spirit of his older brother, and is told that, if he wishes to be changed back into a human, he must travel to the place where the lights touch the Earth, in other words, the Northern Lights. Fueled by hope, Kenai sets off on his long journey, and, along the way, encounters a younger bear, Koda, who is a chatterbox and a fun-loving spirit; Koda is trying to find his way back to his home, the Salmon Run, which, coincidentally, is right next to where the lights touch the Earth. Koda and Kenai team up, but are hunted by Kenai's other brother, Denahi, who fears that the bear has killed Kenai as well. Along the way, the two bears meet other friends, including two moose, some rams, and some mammoths, with whom they hitch a ride. However, Kenai discovers that he likes being a bear, and realizes that humans aren't only afraid of bears; through Koda's eyes, the humans are the monsters, with their long spears. With a whole new view on life, Kenai makes a decision that will change his world forever. fallgeek Long ago, as the Earth was emerging from the Ice Age, there were three brothers. After a bear takes the life of the oldest brother, impulsive youngest brother Kenai kills the bear in revenge, only to be transformed into a bear himself. Denahi, the middle brother, comes upon this bear and, thinking it killed Kenai, vows revenge. Now brother hunts brother and Kenai's only hope for survival is to befriend his own worst enemy, a grizzly cub named Koda. Koda's main goal is to show Kenai the real meaning of brotherhood. Anonymous Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,312,088 (Brazil) (18 January 2004) AD: 1,175,241 (Brazil) (11 January 2004) AD: 965,171 (Brazil) (4 January 2004) AD: 518,319 (Brazil) (21 December 2003) AD: 161,862 (Brazil) (14 December 2003) AD: 3,424,942 (France) (23 March 2004) AD: 3,265,948 (France) (9 March 2004) AD: 3,268,215 (Germany) (20 June 2004) AD: 748,993 (Germany) (21 March 2004) AD: 1,586,110 (Germany) (7 March 2004) AD: 240,040 (Hungary) AD: 445,013 (Spain) (28 May 2004) AD: 757,790 (Spain) (4 April 2004) AD: 332,214 (Switzerland) (28 July 2004) CP: Disney Enterprises, Inc. GR: USD 85,329,248 (USA) (4 April 2004) GR: USD 85,292,962 (USA) (28 March 2004) GR: USD 85,234,177 (USA) (21 March 2004) GR: USD 85,145,349 (USA) (14 March 2004) GR: USD 85,095,337 (USA) (7 March 2004) GR: USD 85,005,561 (USA) (29 February 2004) GR: USD 84,874,178 (USA) (22 February 2004) GR: USD 84,753,645 (USA) (16 February 2004) GR: USD 84,601,985 (USA) (8 February 2004) GR: USD 84,449,553 (USA) (1 February 2004) GR: USD 84,270,653 (USA) (25 January 2004) GR: USD 84,063,654 (USA) (18 January 2004) GR: USD 83,689,855 (USA) (11 January 2004) GR: USD 82,108,948 (USA) (28 December 2003) GR: USD 81,110,628 (USA) (21 December 2003) GR: USD 80,460,136 (USA) (14 December 2003) GR: USD 79,475,621 (USA) (7 December 2003) GR: USD 77,695,232 (USA) (30 November 2003) GR: USD 70,322,073 (USA) (23 November 2003) GR: USD 63,057,769 (USA) (16 November 2003) GR: USD 44,022,400 (USA) (9 November 2003) GR: USD 19,802,809 (USA) (2 November 2003) GR: USD 291,940 (USA) (26 October 2003) GR: GBP 5,402,309 (UK) (1 February 2004) GR: GBP 5,221,346 (UK) (25 January 2004) GR: GBP 5,043,220 (UK) (18 January 2004) GR: GBP 4,824,937 (UK) (11 January 2004) GR: GBP 3,429,501 (UK) (28 December 2003) GR: GBP 2,595,078 (UK) (21 December 2003) GR: GBP 1,834,587 (UK) (14 December 2003) GR: GBP 887,321 (UK) (7 December 2003) GR: USD 664,000 (Hungary) (24 March 2004) GR: USD 642,000 (Hungary) (17 March 2004) GR: USD 592,000 (Hungary) (10 March 2004) GR: USD 518,000 (Hungary) (4 March 2004) GR: USD 422,100 (Hungary) (26 February 2004) GR: USD 176,000 (Hungary) (12 February 2004) GR: EUR 6,240,866 (Italy) (25 April 2004) GR: EUR 6,059,997 (Italy) (11 April 2004) GR: EUR 5,930,832 (Italy) (4 April 2004) GR: EUR 5,715,058 (Italy) (28 March 2004) GR: EUR 5,157,049 (Italy) (21 March 2004) GR: EUR 4,058,058 (Italy) (14 March 2004) GR: EUR 1,970,883 (Italy) (7 March 2004) GR: LBP 144,696,007 (Lebanon) (12 May 2004) GR: LBP 138,069,393 (Lebanon) (5 May 2004) GR: LBP 130,555,958 (Lebanon) (28 April 2004) GR: LBP 110,899,260 (Lebanon) (21 April 2004) GR: LBP 75,005,613 (Lebanon) (14 April 2004) GR: USD 95,572 (Lebanon) GR: EUR 2,834,596 (Netherlands) (18 April 2004) GR: EUR 2,139,433 (Netherlands) (10 March 2004) GR: EUR 2,062,439 (Netherlands) (7 March 2004) GR: EUR 3,631,213 (Spain) (4 April 2004) GR: EUR 2,143,150 (Spain) (28 March 2004) OW: USD 291,940 (USA) (26 October 2003) (2 screens) OW: GBP 887,321 (UK) (7 December 2003) (340 screens) OW: EUR 3,487,775 (Germany) (21 March 2004) OW: EUR 1,962,483 (Italy) (7 March 2004) (342 screens) OW: LBP 75,005,613 (Lebanon) (14 April 2004) OW: EUR 265,085 (Netherlands) (15 February 2004) (117 screens) OW: EUR 2,143,150 (Spain) (7 March 2004) (383 screens) WG: USD 13,827 (USA) (4 April 2004) (45 screens) WG: USD 35,957 (USA) (28 March 2004) (81 screens) WG: USD 41,755 (USA) (21 March 2004) (80 screens) WG: USD 38,236 (USA) (14 March 2004) (98 screens) WG: USD 62,936 (USA) (7 March 2004) (111 screens) WG: USD 65,684 (USA) (29 February 2004) (139 screens) WG: USD 85,130 (USA) (22 February 2004) (165 screens) WG: USD 131,097 (USA) (16 February 2004) (196 screens) WG: USD 117,762 (USA) (8 February 2004) (230 screens) WG: USD 135,690 (USA) (1 February 2004) (270 screens) WG: USD 170,451 (USA) (25 January 2004) (306 screens) WG: USD 303,584 (USA) (18 January 2004) (327 screens) WG: USD 286,846 (USA) (11 January 2004) (426 screens) WG: USD 506,627 (USA) (28 December 2003) (564 screens) WG: USD 451,406 (USA) (21 December 2003) (724 screens) WG: USD 655,405 (USA) (14 December 2003) (1031 screens) WG: USD 1,259,466 (USA) (7 December 2003) (1,616 screens) WG: USD 4,872,344 (USA) (30 November 2003) (2,034 screens) WG: USD 5,346,869 (USA) (23 November 2003) (2,885 screens) WG: USD 12,056,067 (USA) (16 November 2003) (3,030 screens) WG: USD 18,526,927 (USA) (9 November 2003) (3,030 screens) WG: USD 19,404,492 (USA) (2 November 2003) (3,030 screens) WG: USD 291,940 (USA) (26 October 2003) (2 screens) WG: GBP 174,313 (UK) (1 February 2004) (305 screens) WG: GBP 168,004 (UK) (25 January 2004) (334 screens) WG: GBP 201,112 (UK) (18 January 2004) (351 screens) WG: GBP 255,826 (UK) (11 January 2004) (370 screens) WG: GBP 263,763 (UK) (28 December 2003) (415 screens) WG: GBP 515,625 (UK) (21 December 2003) (424 screens) WG: GBP 728,663 (UK) (14 December 2003) (380 screens) WG: GBP 887,321 (UK) (7 December 2003) (340 screens) WG: EUR 2,416,715 (Germany) (28 March 2004) WG: EUR 3,487,775 (Germany) (21 March 2004) WG: EUR 82,893 (Italy) (11 April 2004) (121 screens) WG: EUR 137,670 (Italy) (4 April 2004) (191 screens) WG: EUR 395,580 (Italy) (28 March 2004) (255 screens) WG: EUR 799,443 (Italy) (21 March 2004) (341 screens) WG: EUR 1,623,781 (Italy) (14 March 2004) (353 screens) WG: LBP 6,672,198 (Lebanon) (12 May 2004) (4 screens) WG: LBP 7,513,435 (Lebanon) (5 May 2004) (4 screens) WG: LBP 9,795,786 (Lebanon) (28 April 2004) (7 screens) WG: LBP 35,881,800 (Lebanon) (21 April 2004) WG: LBP 75,005,613 (Lebanon) (14 April 2004) WG: EUR 24,721 (Netherlands) (18 April 2004) (110 screens) WG: EUR 347,996 (Netherlands) (7 March 2004) (117 screens) WG: EUR 265,085 (Netherlands) (15 February 2004) WG: EUR 1,189,370 (Spain) (4 April 2004) (383 screens) WG: EUR 2,143,150 (Spain) (28 March 2004) (383 screens)

Movie Certificate

L (Iceland)
o.Al. (Germany)
K-3 (Finland)
U (Malaysia)
All (South Korea)
M/4 (Portugal)
7 (Sweden)
Atp (Argentina)
PT (Peru)
G (Australia)
Livre (Brazil)
G (Philippines)
G (Singapore)
T (Spain)
8 (Switzerland)(canton of Zurich)
U (UK)
G (USA)(certificate #40113)


Buena Vista International Finland [fi] - (2004) (Finland) (all media)
Buena Vista International Italia [it] - (2004) (Italy) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [ar] - (2003) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [ch] - (2004) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [de] - (2004) (Germany) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [jp] - (2004) (Japan) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Buena Vista Pictures [us]
Disney Digital 3-D [us] - (2017) (USA) (theatrical) (3D)
Gativideo [ar] - (2004) (Argentina) (DVD)
Gativideo [ar] - (2004) (Argentina) (VHS)
Gaumont Buena Vista International (GBVI) [fr] - (2004) (France) (theatrical)
Prooptiki [gr] - (2004) (Greece) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Mertens, Tim (I)


  1. Aardal, John (digital film recorder operator)
  2. Achorn, Brett (additional technology supporter: California)
  3. Albritton, Garret E. (production assistant)
  4. Allard, Ross (technology supporter)
  5. Anaya, Raul (technology supporter)
  6. Aylsworth, William (digital film recorder operator)
  7. Barrio, Hank (additional technology supporter: California)
  8. Bergman, Jason (I) (additional technology supporter: California) (as Jason L. Bergman)
  9. Bialosuknia, Matt (technology supporter)
  10. Bingle, Richard (technology supporter)
  11. Blum, Mike (I) (additional technology supporter: California) (as Michael S. Blum)
  12. Briggs, Christin Ciaccio (production assistant)
  13. Brooks, Brad (I) (additional technology supporter: California)
  14. Burchard, Letha L. (additional technology supporter: California)
  15. Cardenas, Rodolfo (production assistant) (as Rodolfo Cardenas-Rios)
  16. Carpenter, William T. (additional technology supporter: California)
  17. Carr, Raines (development team)
  18. Cartwright, Nancy (I) (voice coach)
  19. Chobanian, Rikki (production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles)
  20. Choi, Chuck (technical consultant)
  21. Chu, Leo (vice president of production)
  22. Chun, Peter (I) (additional technology supporter: California) (as Peter Lee Chun)
  23. Clay, Michael (I) (technology supporter)
  24. Collier, Shirley (assistant production accountant)
  25. Corrigan, Tom (I) (additional technology supporter: California)
  26. Crum, Susan Childs (production assistant)
  27. Crutchfield, Jefferson (technology supporter)
  28. Davis, Jamal (I) (production assistant: film & digital services) (as Jamal M. Davis)
  29. Deal, Charles E. (additional technology supporter: California)
  30. Dempsey, Rick (I) (voice coach)
  31. Derderian, John (digital film recorder operator)
  32. Desnus, François (additional technology supporter: Paris)
  33. Doss, Mimi (assistant to producer)
  34. Drogmund, Brett (development team)
  35. Drumtra, Nanette K. (production assistant)
  36. Duncan, Brendan (additional technology supporter: California)
  37. Edminister, Larry (technology supporter) (as Larry Grant Edminister)
  38. Edwards, Joshua P. (additional production supporter)
  39. Fadness, Bill (film & digital services supervisor) (as William Fadness)
  40. Faerstain, Norbert (additional technology supporter: California)
  41. Fernandez, Juan Antonio (technology supporter) (as Juan Antonio Fernandez Bayon)
  42. Fish, Megan J. (additional technology supporter: California) (as Megan Jana Fish)
  43. Frésard, Bérangère (production assistant)
  44. Gee, Christopher W. (technical supervisor: film & digital services)
  45. Georgianni, Jefry G. (production assistant) (as Jeffry G. Georgianni)
  46. Gibson, Jennifer (III) (production assistant)
  47. Gilicinski, Mark (manager of technology) (as Mark W. Gilicinski)
  48. Grealy, Michellina Carola (production assistant)
  49. Gworek, Don (technology supporter)
  50. Harris, Dwayne (I) (technology supporter)
  51. Haukoos, Dana (technology supporter)
  52. Herrman, Stephanie C. (assistant manager: digital & film services)
  53. Hurrell, James P. (additional technology supporter: California)
  54. James, Michael Lee (additional technology supporter: California)
  55. Kagel, Jennifer L. (production assistant)
  56. Kam, Christelle (assistant to production manager: Paris)
  57. Kane, Terrence Sean (technology supporter)
  58. Keech, Kevin E. (additional technology supporter: California)
  59. Keech, Kimberly W. (additional technology supporter: California)
  60. Kliewer, Michael D. (additional technology supporter: California) (as Mike Kliewer)
  61. Lam, Catherine (additional technology supporter: California)
  62. Lattanzi, Renato (production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles)
  63. Lemon, Ben (assistant manager: disk space & retakes)
  64. Leslie, James Edward (technology supporter)
  65. Lohmar, Joseph M. (additional technology supporter: California)
  66. Longhini, John (additional technology supporter: California) (as John A. Longhini)
  67. Lopes, Pascal (additional technology supporter: Paris)
  68. MacBurney, James (additional technology supporter: California)
  69. Mandonnet, Jean (additional technology supporter: Paris)
  70. Martines, Michael (production coordinator: disk space & retakes, Los Angeles)
  71. Martinez, Anne-Marie (production assistant)
  72. McGirl, Brenda (manager: disk space & retakes)
  73. Mendoza, Stephanie (I) (production accountant)
  74. Meslin, Christophe (additional technology supporter: Paris)
  75. Middleton, Tammy (technology supporter) (as Tammy Nabors Middleton)
  76. Miller, Randy (III) (bear supplier)
  77. Miller, Thaddeus P. (additional technology supporter: California)
  78. Moncrief, Charlene (production assistant)
  79. Montoya Vozmediano, Ramon (additional technology supporter: California)
  80. Moore, Ken (V) (additional technology supporter: California)
  81. Mortensen, Ninka Katarina (production assistant) (as Ninka K. Mortensen-Clérin)
  82. Mouzis, Jennie Kepenek (digital film recorder operator)
  83. Neagle, Greg (additional technology supporter: California)
  84. Paolercio-Leslie, Marssa (technology supporter) (as Marssa Paolercio)
  85. Payton, Tamara R. (additional technology supporter: California) (as Tamara Payton)
  86. Peltz, Jennifer R. (production assistant)
  87. Perreault, Carmen (technology supporter) (as Carmen Binette Perreault)
  88. Ripoll, Nathalie Antoniolli Roca (additional technology supporter: Paris) (as Nathalie Roca-Ripoll)
  89. Rivas-Torres, Melissa (executive assistant)
  90. Rookachat, Lyn (production coordinator)
  91. Rosenberg, Daryl (production assistant)
  92. Saitta, Michael (technology supporter)
  93. Salhab, Andrea (production assistant)
  94. Schnittker, Matthew F. (additional technology supporter: California) (as Matt Schnittker)
  95. Shek, Arthur H. (additional technology supporter: California)
  96. Smith, Virginia Perry (assistant to producer)
  97. Souffir, Nora Quinn (production assistant)
  98. Sparkes, Chris (additional technology supporter: California)
  99. Sperounis, William J. (production assistant)
  100. Stultz, Byron (additional technology supporter: California)
  101. Thornton, Barbara (technology supporter)
  102. Tighe, Michael (II) (additional technology supporter: California)
  103. Ting, Bond-Jay (additional technology supporter: California)
  104. Torija-Paris, Alexandre (additional technology supporter: California) (as Alex Torija-Paris)
  105. Tymkiw, Jennifer (production assistant)
  106. Wakeland, Lewis (additional technology supporter: California)
  107. Watson, Dawn (I) (production assistant) (as Dawn M. Watson)
  108. Wheeler, John W. (technology supporter)
  109. Willnerd, David (I) (production assistant)
  110. Worley, Terence (additional technology supporter: California)
  111. Yoon, John (additional technology supporter: California)
  112. Zandonella, Fran R. (additional technology supporter: California) (as Fran Raquel Zandonella)
  113. Zarembski, Michael (additional technology supporter: California)


Rutt: I can't believe you totaled a mammoth. Tuke: Hey, that mountain came out of nowhere. Rutt: I cannot accept what you have to say. Tuke: Oh, come on, it was in my blind spot! Tanana: I don't speak "bear". Kenai: You ready? Denahi: For what? Kenai: We're going after the bear. Denahi: I know what you're feeling, but... but killing that bear is wrong. Kenai: Wrong? Our brother is dead and it's because of THAT monster. Denahi: I don't blame the bear, Kenai. Kenai: Okay, okay, Heh... Koda... I, uh... I... I gotta get goin'... Koda: Well, when you come back, we can go... Kenai: I... I won't be coming back. Koda: What? Why not? Kenai: Because... well... it's hard to explai... Tug: You're leaving? Kenai: GAH! UH, NO! Well I, uh... I mean yes. Uh... well it's just that I... I don't... I don't belong here. Tug: "Don't belong"? EVERY bear belongs here. [to his brother] Rutt: Sorry! You've been replaced with my dear brother... gee, I forget you name, what's your name again...? Koda: I don't want anymore brothers. Rutt: See? He's had enough of you too, eh. Rutt: You wouldn't like us, eh. We're really gamey. Tuke: Ya... eat hoof-for-brains over there. Rutt: Oh nice, eh. pine-cone breath! Tuke: Crusty tail! Rutt: Twig legs! Tuke: Big nose! [Rutt gasps]... sorry. Rutt: You went too far that time. [arguing with his echo] Ram: Hey, shut up! Echo: Hey, shut up! Ram: No, you shut up! Echo: No, you shut up! [later] Ram: [tired] No... YOU shut up! Echo: No... YOU shut up! [about receiving his totem] Kenai: Yeah, I'll probably get, like, a sabretooth tiger for bravery, or strength, or greatness, you know, something that fits me... Denahi: How about a mammoth for your fat head? Just make sure you get that basket tied up. Kenai: Don't worry! No stupid bear's gonna get anywhere near this fish! Denahi: Just tie it up. [Sitka reminds Denahi's totem doesn't gaurentee his wisdom] Kenai: Yeah... I guess the spirits messed up on both of our totems. Sitka: You know, I felt the same way when Tanana gave me mine. Kenai: Get out of here. Sitka: No, really. I said, "The eagle of guidance? What does that mean?"... But now that I'm older, I know it's about being a leader... and keeping an eye on you two. Kenai: ...I just want to get my hand print on that wall. Sitka: Just be patient, Kenai. When you live by your totem... you will. Kenai: Really? Sitka: Guarantee it. Mabel: This year, I lost my dear husband, Edgar. Edgar: Stop tellin' everyone I'm dead! Tuke: I love... dew. Rutt: I love dew too. Kenai: I'm not a bear. I hate bears. Rutt: Well, gee, eh, you're one big beaver. Kenai: Hey, I've got a mountain to get to. Come on, kid. Koda: I told you before. My name's Koda. Say it with me... Ko-da. Kenai: Are you sure your mom didn't ditch you, Ko-da? Tug: Okay, let's see... the most interesting thing that happened to me this year... hmm... I have to... Oh! I know, I know, I know, listen to this: I'd say it was when I finally knocked down that tree that was blocking the view from my cave. Now I got a family of chipmunks staying at my place! [trying to break the news to Koda that he killed his mother] Kenai: Koda, there's... something I ought to... you know that story you told me last night? Koda: Yeah. Kenai: Well, I have a story to tell you. Koda: Really? What's it about? Kenai: Well, it's kind of about a man... and kind of about a bear. But mostly, it's about a monster. Kenai: You want to know what I did this year? I went on the longest, hardest, most exhausting journey I have ever been on, with the biggest pain in the neck I have ever met. Well, what do you expect from a little brother? [noogies Koda] [first lines] Denahi as an Old Man: This is a story from long ago, when the great mammoths still roamed our lands. It's the story of my two brothers and me. When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic. The source of this magic is the ever-changing lights that dance across the sky. The shaman woman of our village told us that these lights are the spirits of our ancestors, and that they had the power to make changes in our world. Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One thing always changes into another. But the greatest change I ever saw was that of my brother. A boy who desperately wanted to be a man... Koda: If the snow's white, then it's all right. Yellow or green, it's just not clean. I learned that one the hard way. Koda: Mom says the spirits make all the magical changes in the world, like how the leaves change color, or how the moon changes shape, or tadpoles change into frogs... Kenai: Yeah, I get it. You know, for a change, maybe they could just leave things alone. Koda: What do you mean? Kenai: My brother's a spirit, and if it wasn't for him, I... I wouldn't be here. Koda: You have a brother up there? What happened to him? Kenai: He was killed by a bea... by a monster. Koda: What's your brother's name? Kenai: Sitka. Koda: Thanks, Sitka. If it weren't for you, I would have never met Kenai. [lays down on the mammoth's tusks, sighs] Koda: I always wanted a brother. Tanana: [looking at Kenai's body after he's transformed] Hmm, strange. The spirits don't usually make these kind of changes! Oh, m... [looks inside his mouth] Oh, my, my, my my... Sitka must have something really big planned for you, yup, yup, yup. You're gonna get a whole new perspective on things! Oh, do you see in black and white, or color? Kenai: Keep all that cuddly bear stuff to a minimum, okay, kid? [Kenai tells Denahi his choice to stay a bear and look after Koda] Kenai: He needs me. Denahi: You know, you did look better as a bear... [Kenai tells Denahi he wants to remain a bear to watch over Koda] Kenai: But... Denahi... Denahi: It's all right, Kenai. No matter what you choose, you'll always be my little brother. [they hug and Kenai transforms back into a bear] Denahi: Whoa... Did I say little? Tanana: Kenai, love is the most precious of totems. It reveals itself in unexpected ways. Tanana: You left too soon, Sitka. Your brothers need your guidance. Koda: When I get in a fight, I go all crazy, and I'm a raging ball of brown fur! Koda: Hey, I don't wanna brag or nothing, but I got some moves. Kenai: Oh, really? Koda: Yeah. Now, this first one, well... it's just a little something I like to call... the Slasher. And this, I call... Flying Fury of Death. Kenai: [mock terror] Ah! The hunter's coming back. Koda: Aah! Where? Kenai: Enough with the stories. I don't care about the time you and Binky found the world's biggest pine cone ever. Koda: First of all, his name's Bucky, not Binky. And second, it wasn't a pine cone, it was a pine nut, and it was huge, even bigger than your fat head. Tuke: How's it going, bear? Kenai: Don't call me that. Tuke: Sorry, um... Mister Bear? [after a caribou stampede] Kenai: Never try to milk a caribou. Koda: [asleep] Two more months, Mom... [after Kenai got his totem "The Bear of Love"] Denahi: THERE he is. Ha ha! Come here, lover boy. [noogies him] Kenai: Leave me alone. Denahi: Aw, Kenai wait... I'm sorry. Kenai: ...What? Denahi: Your totem... I think it's really great. Kenai: You do? Denahi: Yeah. And I made you something... Kenai: Really? Kenai: [throws a band of flowers on his head] Now when you skip around loving everybody... you'll smell so sweet! Sitka: WELL, isn't this nice. Instead of fighting you're giving each other flowers. Denahi: Yeah. Isn't it lovely? He's so in touch with his totem already! Sitka: Hey, dog breath, go take care of the fish. Denahi: Sure. [while prancing around throwing flowers] Kenai loves me, he loves me not. Kenai loves me, he loves me not... Sitka: [to Kenai of Denahi] Hey, bonehead, just because his totem is wisdom doesn't mean he's wise. I mean, look at him. Denahi: Kenai loves me, he loves me not... [upsets a dog and backs away] Whoa. Girls: Hi, Denahi. Denahi: Uh, hi... [he backs into the dog and gets bitten in the rear] Kenai: Oooh. Denahi: Killing that bear won't make you a man. Kenai: Oh, NOW you're trying to be wise? Denahi: I'm trying to follow my totem. Why can't you do the same? Kenai: You really think love has anything to do with being a man? A MAN wouldn't just sit here and do nothing. [Tuke is "driving" a mammoth] Tuke: Get out, eh. I'm driving. Rutt: Wha... when can I have a turn, eh? Tuke: It's not as easy as it looks. Now just watch what I do, okay? Rutt: Well, let's get a back seat or something. It looks like ya hunted me. [Kenai screams when he sees a bunch of bears] Kenai: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh... huh? Blonde Bear: Hey, you're stirrin' up the water, dude... Tug: Yeah, try not to scare off the fish there, buddy. Bo: I guess it's our turn. This is the year I met the MOST gorgeous... Nookie: No... YOU'RE gorgeous. Bo: You're gorgeous... -ER. Tug: Get a cave. Igor: Oy. [starts speaking in his language] Mabel: If only EDGAR was alive. Edgar: I told you, woman, I'm right here. Bo: I love you, buttercup. Kenai: Koda... your mother's not coming back. [looking at a cave painting of a hunter stalking a bear] Koda: Those monsters are real scary. Especially with their sticks. [as Kenai transforms into a bear] Spirit Voices: [in Inuit] Come with me, I'll take you now to a place that you fear. For no reason why, your heart has turned away from me, and I will make you understand. Everything will become clear to you when you see things through another's eyes. Everything will become clear to you whatever's meant for you, you will find. Come with me, I'll take you there to a place where you'll see everything you need to be the one you need to be, and all of those things that you feared will disappear from you in time. [holding Denahi and Kenai back from fighting each other] Sitka: Now, the quicker we get these fish, the faster we're gonna get to your ceremony. So let's all just try and get along for a few hours! Okay, Denahi? Denahi: Whatever you say! Sitka: Okay, Ken- [notices he isn't holding Kenai anymore] Kenai: [already in his boat] So? What are we waiting for? Singer: Great Spirits of all who lived before/ Take our hands and lead us/ Fill our hearts and souls with all you know/ Show us that in your eyes/ we are all the same/ Brothers to each other/ In this world we remain/ truly brothers all the same. Tanana: When each of us comes of age, the Great Spirits reveal to us a totem that helps guide us through our lives. Some of us use courage to guide us, others patience. And, [smugly] some of us, beauty... Tanana: Kenai, I have been to the mountain where the lights touch the earth, and the Great Spirits have revealed to me your totem. To become a man, your actions must be guided by one thing: Your totem is... love. Yes, love. Kenai: [disappointed] The bear of love? Tanana: A love that connects and unites all living things. Kenai: [of his totem] The bear of love? Tanana: A love that connects and unites all living things. [Kenai looks back to see Denahi laughing silently at him] Kenai: [whispering] Who wants to trade? Tanana: There is NO trading! [smacks him over the head] Tanana: Let love guide your actions, and one day, you'll be a man, and will place your mark next to those of our ancestors. Chipmunk: Well, they were right here a second ago, and now they're gone! Second Chipmunk: [with stuffed cheeks] Yeah... that's really weird, huh? Chipmunk: So, you're telling me YOU didn't eat 'em, and you have NO IDEA where they are? Kenai: H-hey! You! You just talked! Chipmunk: J-just... b-back away... real slow-like... Kenai: How'd you DO that? [the Second Chipmunk spits out a mouthful of acorns and they both run away] Chipmunk: I KNEW you had them in there! Young Goose: Are we *there* yet? Goose: Don't make me turn this formation around! Rutt: Oh, gee! I think he's seen us, eh! Now what? Tuke: Act like we're not here. Rutt: Oh. Ah, we're not here! [to Kenai, stuck in a trap and hanging from a tree] Koda: What are you doing? Guess you didn't see the trap, huh? I saw it from a mile away! You must be pretty embarrassed! [whispering] Don't worry... I won't tell *anyone!* Kenai: What? Koda: You need to get down! Let me help... [he starts hitting Kenai with a stick] Kenai: Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait... OW! Koda: Hold still! Kenai: No, just- Ow! Stop it! Ow! Ooh! Would you just- Ow! Get... get... hey... STOP IT! Koda: It's no use. The only way to get down is to *chew your own foot off*! Koda: Boy, that tree is strong, huh? You know, when I was little, I was really into climbing trees! All kinds of trees! I climbed pine trees, oak trees, cedar trees, maple trees, there were birch trees, willow trees... [later]... my eyes were watering, and my tongue was swollen, and from that moment on, I was more careful about what I licked! Koda: eyes were watering, and my tongue was swollen, and from that moment on, I was more careful about what I lick! Koda: [playing with his reflection in an iceberg] Skinny... fat! Skinny... fat! Koda: Oh, that reminds me! Last year at the Salmon Run, my friend Bucky TOTALLY dared me, but I'd heard about this OTHER cub who stuck HIS tongue to an iceberg, and then he started to float away, and so to save him, they had to like rip off his tongue, and so, now he hath to tog like thith all a time! Kenai: Don't DO that! Koda: Scared you, didn't I? Kenai: There's scared... and then there's surprised. Koda: And you were both! Whoa... [he looks away for a second, hinting for Kenai to try. Kenai gives his best effort at roaring] Koda: Nice try. Uh, you got a little spit right there... [about hunters] Koda: Why do they hate us, Kenai? Kenai: We're bears. Koda: So? Kenai: So... you know how they are! They're... they're killers. Koda: Wait a minute, who's the killers? Kenai: Bears. Koda: What? Which bears? I'm not like that, and you're not like that! Kenai: Well, obviously not all bears, I mean, you're okay, but most bears... most bears will look for any excuse to attack a human. Koda: But Kenai, *he* attacked *us*! Tug: Hey, don't throw your fish bones over here! Someone could choke on that... [telling stories at Salmon Run] Koda: This year, I watched my Mom in a life and death struggle against all odds, battling possibly the most fiercest creature on the face of the earth. Okay, who's next? [looking for Sitka on the mountain after realizing he killed Koda's mother] Kenai: Sitka! Sitka, are you there? Sitka! Sitka... please, Sitka... I don't know what else to do. [last lines] Denahi as an Old Man: My brother Kenai went on to live with Koda and the other bears. He taught me that love is very powerful. And I passed on the wisdom of his story to my people. The story of a boy who became a man... by becoming a bear. Tuke: Do you wanna play "I Spy"? Rutt: Yeah. Tuke: Okay, I spy something... green. Rutt: Tree? Tuke: Ohh! Rutt: Okay, my turn. I spy something... tall. Tuke: Tree. Rutt: Ohh! Tuke: My turn. I spy something... with bark. Rutt: Tree. Tuke: Ohh! Rutt: Okay, I spy something... a vertical log. Tuke: Tree. Rutt: Ohh! Tuke: Okay, I spy... Rutt: Tree! Tuke: Ohh! Rutt: Okay... Tuke: Tree! Rutt: But I didn't spy anything! Tuke: It counts! [pause] Rutt: Tree! Tuke: Ohh, let's play something else. Rutt: Hey, don't go near this patch here, eh. Something went in here. Rutt: Hey, you know what this calls for? A pile of delicious barley and amberweed on a cool bed of malted hops, eh. Tuke: I like it! Kenai: I'm not a beaver, I'm a bea-, no, I mean I'm not a bear, I'm a MAN! Tuke: What's he getting all worked up about, eh? Rutt: I don't know. Maybe the goose pooped on him, eh? Kenai: I was transformed into a bear, magically. I was lifted into the sky by my brother. Tuke: Uh-huh. Tuke: [fake cough] You're *crazy*! Rutt: Gesundheit. Tuke: [fake cough] No, a *fruitcake*! Rutt: Are you okay? Tuke: [fake cough] No, that *bear* over *there*! He's *crazy*! Kenai: I'm not crazy! Tuke: Who ever said you were? We understand. either. Kenai: You do? Tuke: Yeah, we're not really moose either. Rutt: We're not? Tuke: No, we're more... like squirrels. Rutt: Oh, yeah. Beauty, eh? Well, he's a squirrel. I'm more of a pure-breed wolverine. Look at these cuspids. Rrrr! Tuke: Give him some room. Kenai: Why am I even talking to a couple of dumb moose? Tuke: No, we're squirrels, eh? Rutt: Wolverine. Rutt: Oh, I wouldn't go that way, eh. Tuke: Why not? Rutt: Uh, there was a reason. Tuke: Well you brought it up. Rutt: I'm trying, but you keep talking... [Kenai is caught in a snare and the moose watch him bounce around] Tuke: So, you think of it yet? Rutt: No, but it's driving me nuts too, eh? Tuke: [sees Denahi] R-Rutt... Rutt: Go away, eh? I'm eating twigs. Tuke: Rutt... Rutt: Go away, eh? You're breaking my concentration. Tuke: We should go... Rutt: Why? Tuke: right now. Rutt: I can't, I'm still digesting. I'll get cramps, eh? [Sees Denahi] Ah, gee, he's after us! Tuke: Get going, little brother! Rutt: Ow, ooh... Cramp!

Other Titles

  1. Bears (2002) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  2. Bärenbrüder (2004) (ENG)

  3. Koda, fratello orso (2004) (ENG)

  4. Tierra de osos (2003) (ENG)
    (USA: Spanish title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA - (principal animation)


- Disney/Pixar prepared a special trailer for Brother Bear to show before _Finding Nemo (2003)_ (qv) during its initial theatrical release. The moose characters, Tuke and Rutt, suggest that, "If you see only one movie this year, see this one." Tuke then reminds Rutt that "for those who see only one movie this year, it's a little late now". Both the moose then encourage everyone who are "only going to see one movie this year" to leave the theater. As the scene fades to black, Rutt says, "I see some of them leaving." Tuke then replies that maybe they're going to "go find that Nemo guy".

- In the various vignettes during the end credits, Kenai is shown drawing a crude stick figure on a rock while little Koda has painted "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" (1884-1886) of 'Georges Seurat' (qv).

- The first feature since _The Horse Whisperer (1998)_ (qv), and the first animated film ever, to change aspect ratio during the course of the film. Using a trick similar to that in The Horse Whisperer, this film shifts from a 1.75:1 aspect ratio to the CinemaScope ratio of 2.35:1 after Kenai is transformed into a bear. The original theatrical release was printed on