DISNEY’S EPIC ANIMATED ADVENTURE
On Disney DVD and VHS March 30, 2004
2-DISC DVD Includes Never-Before-Heard Song, Deleted Scenes,
Games, Music Videos, Hilarious Moose Commentary, Behind-The-
Scenes Featurette and Much More
Widescreen and Full Screen Both Included On DVD
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BURBANK, Calif., December 12, 2003 – Walt Disney Home Entertainment proudly presents
BROTHER BEAR, on Disney DVD and VHS on March 30, 2004. This animated epic, filled
with comedy and breathtaking adventure, is the story of the powerful and playful bond between
brothers, and man’s bond with nature. BROTHER BEAR includes six sensational songs from
Academy Award® winner and music superstar Phil Collins (Best Song “You’ll Be In My Heart”
from “Tarzan©,” 1999). The talented voice cast includes Academy Award®-nominated actor
Joaquin Phoenix (“Gladiator,” “Signs”) and Jeremy Suarez (Jordan on TV’s “The Bernie Mac
Show”), with Rick Moranis (“Honey I Shrunk The Kids”) and Dave Thomas (TV’s “Grace
Under Fire”) as a pair of hysterically misguided moose.
On 2-Disc Disney DVD, BROTHER BEAR is loaded with bonus materials that appeal to both
the most enthusiastic animated film fan and to families who enjoy the interactive and engaging
bonus features that DVDs can provide. Included are such features as the never-before-heard
song “Fishing Song,” multiple deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes looks the movie’s art and its
filmmaking process, hilarious ‘Rutt & Tuke Commentary,’ set-top games, music video, and
more. Both the original widescreen format and a full-screen format are included. Available on
Disney DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and VHS for $24.99 (S.R.P.). (Please see attached for DVD
• FULL SCREEN (1.66:1) FEATURE PRESENTATION
• KODA’S OUTTAKES
• “LOOK THROUGH MY EYES” MUSIC VIDEO
• “FIND YOUR TOTEM” SET-TOP GAME
• “BONE PUZZLE” SET TOP GAME
• RUTT & TUKE’S COMMENTARY
Hilarious feature-length commentary from the comic moose duo.
• BEAR LEGENDS
• MAKING NOISE: THE ART OF FOLEY
• ART REVIEW
• “ON MY WAY” SING ALONG SONG
• WIDESCREEN (2.35:1) FEATURE PRESENTATION
• PATHS OF DISCOVERY: THE MAKING OF BROTHER BEAR
A look at the amazing creative process that goes into a Disney Animated Feature
Film. Explore story origins, character designs, production art, filmmaker
inspirations, how the music, songs and score are created, how the voices are cast,
• NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD SONG: “FISHING SONG”
• DELETED SCENES
Includes filmmaker introductions before each scene.
• “TRANSFORMATION” SING ALONG SONG
BROTHER BEAR’S story is told with a superb cast, terrific music and Disney’s world-famous
animation. The film follows the incredible adventures of a young man named Kenai (Joaquin
Phoenix) who is transformed into a bear. From his new perspective, Kenai discovers the world
through the eyes of another as he is befriended by a bear cub named Koda (Jeremy Suarez),
encounters a pair of misguided moose (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas), and finds himself
pursued by his own human sibling.
D. B. Sweeney (Disney’s “Dinosaur”) is Sitka, Kenai’s oldest brother and the guardian of his
two younger siblings. Jason Raize (the original Simba in the Broadway production of “The Lion
King”) gives voice to the middle brother Denahi, Michael Clarke Duncan (Oscar® nominee, Best
Supporting Actor, “The Green Mile” 1999) lends his deep distinctive voice to a grizzly bear
named Tug, and Broadway veteran Joan Copeland provides wisdom and guidance as the voice of
Tanana, the spiritual leader of the tribe. Estelle Harris (TV’s “Seinfeld”), Greg Proops, Daniel
Mastrogiorgio and Paul Christie round out a fun cast of assorted animals that Kenai meets along
BROTHER BEAR features six outstanding songs from Academy Award® winner Phil Collins
(including a sensational performance by legendary singer Tina Turner on the Collins-composed
tune, “Great Spirits”). The Disney DVD includes the never-before-heard song “Fishing Song.”
Collins makes his scoring debut as well, working in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning
composer Mark Mancina.
The screenplay for BROTHER BEAR was written by Tab Murphy (“Tarzan©”), and Lorne
Cameron & David Hoselton, and Steve Bencich & Ron J. Friedman. Directed by Aaron Blaise
and Bob Walker.
STREET DATE: MARCH 30, 2004
Suggested Retail Price: DVD: $29.99. VHS: $24.99.
Direct Prebook: February 3, 2004
Distributor Prebook: February 17, 2004
DVD Bonus features unrated and subject to change.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes
DVD Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.66:1 (formatted 16x9) and Widescreen
(2.35:1, formatted 16x9) aspect ratios both available in the
same 2-disc DVD set.
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS 5.1 Digital Sound
French language track: Available on DVD
Spanish language track: Available on DVD
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a
recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and
distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension
and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.
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