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Kung Fu Bear is a 2008 American traditionally computer animated comedy drama action adventure epic fantasy film directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, produced by Don Hahn, Ron Clements and John Musker and screenplay by Tab Murphy. The story is about a bear named Kenai who is facing an evil lion, Scar, with a help of some friends. Kenai must learn to become a hero by defeating Scar and be one's strength.

The film features an ensemble cast with stars the voices of Joaquin Phoenix, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Irons, Tony Goldwyn, Matt Damon, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, Lance Henriksen, Sean Penn and Don Novello. The film was rendered a computer-animation from hand drawn to CGI. Most hand drawn effects were digitally CGI along with Treasure Planet (2002). The first Disney animated film to be featured in most effects visual and digitally graphic animated feature to date.

The computer-generated imagery known as CGI will animate the events of the film, which the graphics were digitally hand drawn animation to feature the effects of the film. At the time of its release, the film had made greater use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) than any of Disney's previous animated features. Like Atlantis Planet (2005), this film was released the same year as the release of Disney's CGI animated feature, Bolt (2008). In result, Disney released two films year in 2008, along with Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Treasure Planet (2002) as well as Chicken Little (2005).

Kung Fu Bear premiered at the Cinerama Dome and El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California on March 7, 2008, It was also premiered at the Leicester Square, London on April 1, 2008, and went into general release on May 9, 2008. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, the film performed at the box office, and budgeted at $100 million, the film grossed over $186 million worldwide, $84 million of which was earned in North America. An ride attraction for the film is a theme park in Disneyland Paris called Bears in China in Walt Disney Studios to promote the film and the rides for the film is promoted and a theme park for the attraction is the ride at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. It was also shown in films science centre in Orlando, Florida. The film had a box office success, highest grossing film of all time and become a success around the world. It have 714 millions dollars for the box office and the film is a recording breaking because it have million dollars for the critics to screen the film. The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray, November 7, 2008. It was also re-released on Blu-Ray 3D, on March 23, 2010.

Plot

Cast

Main cast

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai
  • Mel Gibson as John Smith
  • Jeremy Irons as Scar
  • Tony Goldwyn as Tarzan
  • Matt Damon as Spirit
  • Claudia Christian as Helga
  • Jacqueline Obradors as Audrey
  • Don Novello as Vinny
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa

Recurring cast

  • Rowan Atkinson as Zazu
  • Tom Kenny as Rabbit
  • Travis Oates as Piglet
  • Gilbert Gottfried as Iago
  • Jim Cummings as Tigger
  • Lance Henriksen as Kerchak
  • Sean Penn as The Eagle
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Gorilla Guard
  • Carlos Alazraqui and Rove McManus as Hyena Guards
  • Nathan Gamble as Young Scar
  • Bob Bergen as Customer

Production

Development

Writing

Animation

Kung Fu Bear is the most culture of the animated film. The film had widescreen and full screen pan and scan feature. The originally feature film has CinemaScope (2:39:1) to aspect ratio footage. However, the ratio was changed to 2:40:1 aspect ratio in the actual film, however, in the DVD release and on TV, the film was a much, much taller ratio with 4:3 aspect ratio and the Blu-Ray version had this 1:66:1 aspect ratio.

Release

Soundtrack

Trivia

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