Brother Bear: Nature is Calling
|"Brother Bear" (2003).|
It was a happy time for Disney animated feature films, and you weren't called upon to do any more thinking than was absolutely necessary. However, the making of Renaissance classic "Pocahontas" ruffled some feathers in the Native-American community.
Well, Disney makes amends for "Pocahontas" with "Brother Bear" (2003), helmed by first-time feature directors Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker. "Brother Bear" does have its lighter moments, and it is hardly a documentary on Native American life. However, it is a serious film (though it definitely has some humor) that ponders deep issues. What "Brother Bear" does have is an admirable message about acting responsibly towards the world in which we live.
"Brother Bear" is one of the lower-key animated Disney movies from the Post-Renaissance era and today is largely forgotten, but definitely remains worthwhile for the right audience. The decline of Disney movies from the heights of the 1990s was becoming obvious by this point, but "Brother Bear" still possesses a thoughtful charm about it that many of the lighter-themed, more popular Disney movies lack.
|"And for our next song...."|
|Disney sure knows how to make living in a frozen Hell look like fun.|
|"Bears are nothing but thieves."|
|I get cold just looking at this poster!|
|"Are you trying to be annoying?"|
|Very lovely visuals in "Brother Bear," like a painting.|
|Koda gets his fish.|
|"We camp here tonight!"|
|Hail the call of nature!|
|Time for a decision by Kenai.|
|I love DVD artwork, and this is lovely.|
|"Brother Bear 2" is one of the better Disney direct-to-video sequels.|
|"It's a good thing we're bears, or I'd be pretty darn cold being out in Alaska at night!"|