The Wild (film)

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The Wild is a 2006 American computer animated family film, directed by Steve "Spaz" Williams, produced by Clint Goldman and assistant produced by Jim Burton. It was a C.O.R.E. Feature Animation production distributed by Walt Disney Pictures on April 14, 2006, in the United States.

A whole new breed of tourist.(taglines)


[Ryan had accidentally caused a stampede at a curling game. Samson angrily glares at him]
Ryan: [nervously] I told you I'd come to the game. [chuckles]
Samson: You think this is funny? You just endangered everyone in the zoo!
Ryan: I'm sorry.
Samson: For what? Chasing the Gazelles or costing us the game? All you do is sit up in your tree and sulk!
Ryan: If you would just…
Samson: I mean, what is it?! What's the problem?! Is all of this because you can't roar?!
[Ryan looks hurt. Samson's eyes widen in worry about what he angrily said to him]
Samson: Ryan, I didn't mean that.
Ryan: You know what I'm doing when I'm sulking up in my tree? I'm thinking how great it would be if Samson the Wild wasn't my father.
Samson: Why? Ryan, I… I didn't…
Ryan: 'Cause it would make being Ryan the Lame a whole lot easier. [angrily runs off]
Samson: Ryan, I'm sorry. Ryan! Please don't… leave.
Larry: [shows up] Bye, Ryan! Thanks for coming to the game. And you were worried he wouldn't show up.

Bridget: Benny, please tell me we're not in a dangerous jungle with an 8-inch squirrel protecting us?
Benny: Actually, I'm 9 inches. But other than that, yes.
Bridget: So that means...
Nigel: We are going to die! [screaming]
[Larry, Bridget and Nigel begin freaking out and running around in circles.]

[talking about a sewer system]
Samson: Appears to be a human bathing area.
Nigel: You mean humans don't lick themselves clean? Disgusting!

Benny: Hey, watch where you goin', you, big, big...!
[the music begins Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton playing]
Benny: Bridget.
Bridget: Don't stare at my spots, Benny, my eyes are up here.
[the music stops when Benny hears a crash]

Blag: [to Kazar] And for the record, I've always hated your choreography. It's so... '80s.

Samson: Who are you?
Camo: Our names aren't important.
Cloak: I'm Cloak, he's Camo. We're covert agents. [gets hit by Camo] Ow!

Samson: Those boxes are bad news. Stay away.

[repeated line]
Talking Koala Bear Doll: I'm so cuddly, I like you.

Benny: [after being confronted by a pack of wildebeest] Don't panic, I'm in charge here.
Bridget: That's why we're panicking!

[first lines]
Samson: So there I was, face to face with the biggest, meanest leopard this side of the Serengeti and...
Ryan: You roared so loud, his spots flew off. Dad, I've heard that story 1,000,000,000 times.

Scab and Scraw: [finding Ryan on a tree branch] Ooh, a lion cub.
Scab: We must tell Kazar.

[cut to Benny, with the dung beetles]
Benny: Mm, what? Wha... wha...? Whoa. Wait! What, what? Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Hey, hey, hey! Ow, ow, ow! Hey! Ow! Get off me! [to the dung beetles] What is goin' on here?!
Dung Beetle 1: Stinky does not speak.
Dung Beetle 2: It rolls like a little ball.
Benny: Wait, wait. You guys think I'm a...?
Dung Beetle 1: [to Benny] Achtung, Stinky!
Dung Beetle 2: Less talk, more roll.
Dung Beetle 1: Ja.
All: Roll! Roll!
Benny: What the...? [grunting] Hey!
Dung Beetle 1: Rolling the dung is good for tight buns! [chuckling, rolling away]
Benny: I'll give you something to roll about! [spins around to the ground, shuddering] It's a good thing Bridget didn't see that!

[Benny walks up to Hamir]
Hamir: Oh, Benny, I am needing until Friday before I pay you back.
Benny: No, no, it's Ryan. He's in one of those green boxes, and they took it away. We got to find him.
Hamir: That is not good, not good at all. [pigeons are dancing behind him trying to tell him something] Ah! I know, I know! I am telling him you crazy pigeons! [sighs]

Kazar: Step, kick, pivot, kick, walk, walk, walk! Aaaahhh! Why do we even bother rehearsing? [snorts at Blag] Mmmmm. Mmm-mm. A good chorus line is so hard to put together.

Blag: Kazar, I think you'll be very pleased with what I brought you.
Kazar: What's this? Where's the other lion?
Blag: Right. Well, I was gonna tell you. There was this cliff and, uh– [Kazar huffs angrily at Blag] Why are you looking at me like that?
Kazar: That's twice you've been out of step today, Blag! [As Kazar speaks, Blag slips off the edge, but holds on] You klutz. You know we can't ascend to the top of the food chain, until we eat a lion! Well, at least there'll be enough for my ascension.
Blag: What about the rest of us?
Kazar: Step-kick, pivot-kick! [Kazar kicks Blag's face, then Blag falls down in front of Ryan, Bridget, and Larry] Ha-ha!
Blag: [twists his hoof] Ouch! I twisted a hoof!
Kazar: You work, and you work. Then they break your heart.
Blag: [off-screen] There goes my career!
Kazar: Prepare the sacrifices!

Nigel: If you don't give us ice creams pretty quick, you're gonna walk the plank, sir.

Nigel: I am not a doll.
Monkey 1: Cushy Tushy!
Nigel: Aaahhh! Leave my butt alone!

Stan: You done running your mouth yet, Carmine? Huh, are you? Huh, huh, huh? [turns to Samson and his friends] I apologize, he never got over being flushed down the toilet. [hits Carmine twice again] Huh?
Carmine: Yeah.

Nigel: Ooh. Does anyone have any eucalyptus wipes?

Larry: Oh, oh, I know. He's sulking because he lives in his father's shadow, and he roars like a school girl.
Samson: Thanks, Larry.
Larry: You betcha.

Hyrax: Aaahh! Doesn't anyone ever knock anymore?
Samson: Hey, where's my son? Did he come through here?
Hyrax: Yeah, now that I think about it, he did come through here. [turns to toilet] Hello? Come out of there, baby lion, your dad's here! Well, what do you know, it's a whole pride of lions down here!

Samson: Whatever you just did, but the opposite!
Larry: But I don't know my opposites!

Samon: I'm improvised. Now jump!
Bridget: Down there?
Samson: Yes!
Bridget: Whoa!
Nigel: Waaah!
Samson: We're leaving, Larry! Whoa!
Larry: Whoa-ah. Ugh! Uh, oh.


  • A whole new breed of tourist.
  • Hitting the streets 2006
  • Start spreading the newspaper.
  • Hitting the streets April 14
  • The Circle Of Life, meets the big apple.



Quotes about The Wild

  • Ultimately done in by the persistent stench of been-there-seen-that.
    • Justin Change, "Review: The Wild", Variety, 12 April 2006
  • The most wildly derivative animated movie in ages.
    • Claudia Puig, "Wild':'Madagascar' meets 'Lion King' meets 'Nemo'". USA Today, USA Today, 13 April 2006'
    • Jason Mitchell, "Wild 2':'Madagascar 2':'Dory':'Lion King 2':'The Wolf And Lion':'Open Season':'The White Fang':. Japan Tonight 16 2026'
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