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Disney's "Brother Bear"

Updated on August 31, 2017

Brother Bear: A Disney Movie with Heart

The Walt Disney movie Brother Bear, featuring Kenai and Koda, was released in 2003. This Walt Disney movie takes place when the earth was emerging from the Ice Age. Brother Bear tells the story of young Inuit hunter Kenai who finds himself magically transformed into a bear in order to see what it is like to be hunted and considered a "dumb bear." With the aid of a cute cub Koda Kenai will discover the true meaning of brother hood.

Discover the story of Brother Bear through Kenai's eyes and transform your own heart. Find movie reviews, a top 5 scene list and more. Check out the table of contents for a complete list of information available on this Brother Bear page.

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Brother Bear Movie Stats

85 minutes run time

Color Digitally Mastered

$85,329,248 Grossed in the United States

Brother Bear Trailer - Develop a taste for Brother Bear

The following is a trailer for the Walt Disney movie Brother Bear.

Brother Bear Movie Review - Walt Disney movie about brotherhood

Brother Bear (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Brother Bear (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Kenai is transformed into a bear by his brother Sidka's spirit after he kills the bear he deemed responsible for Sidka's death. We follow Kenai as he journeys to where the light touches the mountains. Koda a young bear cub, recently separated from his mother, joins Kenai on his adventure. Koda teaches Kenai that bears do love and are beautiul. Brother Bear is a beautiful story about brotherhood; the family that you are born into and the family you adopt. It teaches the viewer about the power of love and acceptance without any preaching. Walt Disney movie Brother Bear is one of the less popular films by Disney, but less popular does not equal bad. I think this Walt Disney movie has an incredible, dare I say magical, affect on the viewer. You immediately care for the characters and feel the need to complete the journey with them until it's conclusion. In my opinion, this is a great mark of any movie.

Why I like Brother Bear

Reasons to Watch Disney's Brother Bear

It teaches children about prejudices and the importance of looking beyond your own perspective. It shows kids the importance of empathy and family: the one you are born into and the one that finds you. Brother Bear is essentially a movie about love and it's power to move mountains.

Top 5 Brother Bear Scenes - Reasons to watch Disney's movie "Brother Bear"

  1. When we are introduced to Koda

    Kenai is caught in a bear trap and Kenai refuses to let Koda help him out of the trap. Koda proves that bears are not as "dumb" as Kenai thinks.

  2. The Monster/ Stick Scene

    A poingnant moment in Brother Bear is when Koda compares humans,with their sticks, to monsters. Kenai makes the comparison and sees the bears as monsters. This is when the movie shifts and Kenai begins to open his eyes to another perspective.

  3. Kenai Transformation to a Bear

    When Kenai finds himself in the body of a bear he is more than a little suprised. This is when we feel the movie truly begins.

  4. Story Time at the Salmon Run

    Koda finally tells his story at the Salmon Run and Kenai discovers that the bear he killed is Koda's mother. This is when Kenai realizes the gravity of what he has done.

  5. Kenai Choices to Stay a Bear

    Finally transformed back into his body Kanai opts to become a bear permentley. He knows Koda needs him and makes the decision to stay with him. Kenai finally understands his totem.

Brother Bear Moose Peeve

Rutt & Tuke

I really dislike the Canadian Moose Tuke and Rutt. As a Canadian I found the stereotypical Canadian annoying. What is up with that Canadian accent? I think they missed an opportunity to make these moose better representatives of the country they are from.

Do You Love or Hate Tuke and Rutt? - Have your say about these two Canadian Moose

I realize not everyone dislike these moose brothers. How do you feel about them? Do you find them funny or annoying? Share your thoughts about Tuke and Rutt in Disney's Brother Bear.

Rutt and Tuke: Do you like their characters?

Brother Bear earns two thumbs up courtesy of Ebert and Roeper.

Brother Bear Characters

The Key Players

Sika: The older brother of Kenai and Denahi. His totem is the eagle of guidence. Sika believes that his job is too look out for his younger brothers. He dies protecting them, but continues to look out for them as a spirit.

Denahi: Denahi is the middle brother of Kenai and Sitka. He likes to joke and tease Kenai. His totem is wisdom but he has yet to grow into it at the beginning of the movie; however, he does by the end of the movie.

Kenai: The youngest brother of Denahi and Sitka. He is rash and impulsive. He is given the totem of love but does not want it. He grows up when he becomes a brother to Koda and it becomes his job to look out for the young cub.

Koda: Koda is a little bear who got separated from his mother. He spends his time traveling to a Salmon Run to locate her. He is funny, brave, and confident.

Top 5 Brother Bear Quotes - Words of Kenai, Koda and more Brother Bear characters

  1. 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?

  2. Kenai: I'm not a bear. I hate bears.

    Rutt: Well, gee, eh, you're one big beaver.

  3. Kenai: Keep all that cuddly bear stuff to a minimum, okay, kid?
  4. Koda: If the snow's white, then it's all right. Yellow or green, it's just not clean. I learned that one the hard way.
  5. Kenai: You want to know what I did this year? 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. Well, what do you expect from a little brother?

Brother Bear's Character Voices

Meet the voices behind your favorite Brother Bear character

Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai

Jeremy Suarez as Koda

Jason Raize as Denahi

Rick Moranis as Rutt

Dave Thomas as Tuke

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      10 years ago

      I watched both animated movies, one of the best!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      10 years ago from Canada

      I haven't seen Brother Bear but it sounds interesting. I like how you've set up the Top 5 Scenes.

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      10 years ago

      An underrated Disney classic, for certain --- doubly so because of the Rutt and Tuke commentary on the DVD.

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      10 years ago

      I love Rutt and Tuke. They are funny! Great lens!

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      10 years ago

      Good lens keep up the good work


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