Brother Bear 2 (2006, USA) C-74m. *** D: Benjamin Gluck. Starring (the voices of) Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Benjamin Bryan, Michael Clarke Duncan, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, Jim Cummings, Wanda Sykes, Jake Weber. Remarkably good video sequel to the 2003 Disney hit has Kenai (Dempsey) and his bear brother (Bryan) travel to a waterfall place with a childhood friend so that she can burn the amulet that has tied them together as kids (in order to be able to marry). Warm-hearted tale of friendship and love, very well-animated, almost as good as the original. Nice songs by Melissa Etheridge.

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