Wild, The (2006, USA) C-82m. ** D: Steve 'Spaz' Williams. Starring (the voices of) Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner, Richard Kind, Jason Connery. Sorry excuse for a Disney (!) movie: Central Park zoo lion's son is accidentally transported off in a truck, and it's dad to the rescue with some inane animal friends. They eventually end up in (you guessed it). Did anyone say FINDING NEMO? Or MADAGASCAR? Some good, life-like animation cannot compensate for lack of originality, and it's needlessly violent, too. The product placement is as shameless as anything else in this movie. Kids might enjoy it anyhow.

© Ron Altman