Brother Bear is a 2003 animated film from Walt Disney Pictures about an Inuit boy who pursues a bear in revenge for a battle that he provoked in which his oldest brother is killed. He tracks down the bear and kills it, but the Spirits, angered by this needless death, change the boy into a bear himself to gain perspective.
- [Scoffs] Spirits. Thanks for your wisdom.
- [to Denahi about Koda's mother for Sitka's death] Our brother is dead, and it's because of that monster.
- Koda... I did something very wrong.
- I'm not a beaver, I'm a bea-- no, I mean, I'm not a bear! I'm a MAN!
- Uhh! Enough with the stories! I don't care about-about the time you and Binky found, you know, the world's biggest pine cone ever!
- You wanna know what I did this year? [all the bears encourage him] Alright. 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! [Koda looks hurt] But hey. What do you expect from a little brother? [noggies a happy Koda]
- [Singing] Tell everybody I'm on my way! New friends and new places to see! With blue skies ahead, yes, I'm on my way! And there's nowhere else that I'd rather be!
- My name's not Kid. It's Koda.
- I'm a ragin' ball of brown fur!
- I told you before, my name's Koda! Say it with me. "Ko-da!"
- I always wanted a brother.
- [First lines; Narrating 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...
- THERE he is! Ha ha! Come here, lover-boy!
- I know what you're feeling, but... but killing that bear is wrong.
- I don't blame the bear, Kenai.
- It's all right, Kenai. No matter what you choose, you'll always be my little brother.
- [Last lines; Narrating 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.
- My name's Rutt. This is my brother Tuke.
- Oh, well, let's get a back seat or something! I mean, I look like you hunted me!
- (To Rutt) Hey, I can change...c'mon I can change...I CAN CHANGE!
- [To Kenai, who wants to trade totems.] There is no trading!
- (To Kenai) Love is the most precious of totems. It reveals itself in...unexpected ways. Let love guide your actions and one day, you'll be a man and will place your mark next to those of our ancestors.
- You left too soon, Sitka, your brothers need you guidance.
- The most interesting thing that happened to me this year...mmmm...Ooh! I know, I know, I know, listen to this. I would say I finally knocked down that tree that was blocking the view from my cave, now I have a family of chipmunks staying at my place.
- 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.
- Kenai: [Mockingly] "Just tie it up." [sticks his tongue at him]
- Sitka: Hey bonehead, just because that totem is wisdom doesn't mean he's wise.
- 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.
- Kenai: But come on, the bear of love? I mean a bear doesn't love anyone they don't think, they don't feel, I mean they're... they're thieves.
- Denahi: You didn't tie it off, did you?
- Denahi: Typical Kenai.
- Koda: Skinny! Fat! Skinny! Fat!
- 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: [Sarcastically] Are you sure your mom didn't ditch you, Ko-da? [Sticks his tongue out]
- Koda: Hmph.
- 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.
- 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 and snuggles into the mammoth's tusks] I always wanted a brother.
- Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai
- Jeremy Suarez as Koda
- Rick Moranis as Rutt
- Dave Thomas as Tuke
- Jason Raize as Denahi
- D.B. Sweeny as Sitka
- Joan Copeland as Tanana
- Michael Clarke Duncan as Tug
- Greg Proops as Male Lover Bear
- Pauley Perrette as Female Lover Bear
- Estelle Harris as Old Lady Bear
- Bumper Robinson as Chipmunks
- Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley as Inuit Narrator