History Disney / BrotherBear

26th Mar '17 2:56:33 PM nombretomado
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* OminousLatinChanting: "Transformation" is sung in Inuktitut. Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome.]] The sequence is the ''only scene'' from a hand-drawn animated film to make ''TheOnion AV Club's'' list of (essentially) [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/our-favorite-film-scenes-of-the-00s,35888/ Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] in films from the 2000's.

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* OminousLatinChanting: "Transformation" is sung in Inuktitut. Also, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome.]] The sequence is the ''only scene'' from a hand-drawn animated film to make ''TheOnion ''Website/TheOnion AV Club's'' list of (essentially) [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/our-favorite-film-scenes-of-the-00s,35888/ Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] in films from the 2000's.
18th Mar '17 11:23:42 AM Hedging
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* SadisticChoice

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* SadisticChoiceSadisticChoice: Kenai kills the bear responsible for Sitka's death out of vengeance for his brother.
13th Mar '17 3:13:06 PM Luigifan
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Denahi encounters Kenai's bear form stumbling around, disoriented and confused right after his transformation, with Kenai's shredded clothes at his feet. Because of this, Denahi mistakenly comes to the conclusion that this bear has killed Kenai - though the bear actually ''is'' Kenai - and resolves to track it down and kill it.

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Denahi encounters Kenai's bear form stumbling around, disoriented and confused right after his transformation, with Kenai's shredded clothes at his feet. Because of this, Denahi mistakenly comes to the conclusion that this bear has killed Kenai - -- though the bear actually ''is'' Kenai - -- and resolves to track it down and kill it.



* AdaptationInducedPlothole: When Kenai [[spoiler:finds out the truth about the bear he killed and flashes back to the fight along with the conversation he had with Denahi, the lines ''"Sitka wouldn't have wanted this!" - "Sitka isn't here because of that monster!"'' can be heard.]] These lines were never spoken in the film however, they are lines from the junior comic.
* AesopAmnesia: A more {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing in-universe example. Upon Sitka's death, Denahi attempts to follow his guidance in reverence and tries to be more wise; when Kenai doesn't listen to his warnings against revenge and seemingly gets killed as well, Denahi is overcome with guilt and grief and, forgoing all attempts at wisdom, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge instead becoming the very thing he warned Kenai against being.

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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: When Kenai [[spoiler:finds out the truth about the bear he killed and flashes back to the fight along with the conversation he had with Denahi, the lines ''"Sitka wouldn't have wanted this!" - -- "Sitka isn't here because of that monster!"'' can be heard.]] heard]]. These lines were never spoken in the film film; however, they are lines from the junior comic.
* AesopAmnesia: A more {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing in-universe example. Upon Sitka's death, Denahi attempts to follow his guidance in reverence and tries to be more wise; when Kenai doesn't listen to his warnings against revenge and seemingly gets killed as well, Denahi is overcome with guilt and grief and, forgoing all attempts at wisdom, goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge RoaringRampageOfRevenge, instead becoming the very thing he warned Kenai against being.



* AnachronismStew: Throughout the film, things like pinkie swears, [[CanadaEh accents of people who's country didn't exist yet,]] and driving, for a few examples, are mentioned.

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* AnachronismStew: Throughout the film, things like pinkie swears, [[CanadaEh accents of people who's whose country didn't exist yet,]] and driving, for a few examples, are mentioned.



* BalefulPolymorph: Considering what happens to Kenai as a mixed cursed/blessing you can see it this way.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Considering what happens to Kenai as a mixed cursed/blessing curse/blessing, you can see it this way.



** The bear that the brothers fight near the beginning of the movie and that Kenai kills seems to be an example of this. [[spoiler: It's actually Koda's mother.]]

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** The bear that the brothers fight near the beginning of the movie and that Kenai kills seems to be an example of this. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually Koda's mother.]]



** Also, the transformation scene is even more powerful when you know the translation of the Inuit song the Spirits sing.Which, thankfully, is provided on the soundtrack.

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** Also, the transformation scene is even more powerful when you know the translation of the Inuit song the Spirits sing. Which, thankfully, is provided on the soundtrack.



* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:The whole movie might never have happened if Kenai had done a better job tying up the fish. Rutt and Tuke even point this out in the DVD commentary.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:The CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The whole movie might never have happened if Kenai had done a better job tying up the fish. Rutt and Tuke even point this out in the DVD commentary.



* DumbassHasAPoint: At one point Rutt and Tuke, two moose who provide nothing but comic relief, point out that anyone hunting Kenai will see his tracks. Kenai, who is an experienced hunter himself, overlooked this.
* EasilyForgiven: Koda is quick to forgive Kenai for [[spoiler:killing his mother.]]

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* DumbassHasAPoint: At one point point, Rutt and Tuke, two moose who provide nothing but comic relief, point out that anyone hunting Kenai will see his tracks. Kenai, who is an experienced hunter himself, overlooked this.
* EasilyForgiven: Koda is quick to forgive Kenai for [[spoiler:killing his mother.]]mother]].



** At the very beginning, Sitka, Kenai's oldest brother is killed in a fight against [[spoiler: Koda's mother]], who she corners on a glacier, and as she is about to go after Denahi and Kenai, Sitka performs a HeroicSacrifice and uses his spear staff to break the ice, causing the glacier to collapse into the water below. His antlered hood and his totem pendant are all that is found by his brothers, who were desperately searching the water for him.
** Later, Kenai as revenge for killing his brother, actually goes after [[spoiler: Koda's mother]], and stabs her to death, prompting Sitka's ghost to turn Kenai into a bear as punishment for his wrongdoings.

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** At the very beginning, Sitka, Kenai's oldest brother brother, is killed in a fight against [[spoiler: Koda's [[spoiler:Koda's mother]], who she corners on a glacier, and as she is about to go after Denahi and Kenai, Sitka performs a HeroicSacrifice and uses his spear staff to break the ice, causing the glacier to collapse into the water below. His antlered hood and his totem pendant are all that is found by his brothers, who were desperately searching the water for him.
** Later, Kenai Kenai, as revenge for killing his brother, actually goes after [[spoiler: Koda's [[spoiler:Koda's mother]], and stabs her to death, prompting Sitka's ghost to turn Kenai into a bear as punishment for his wrongdoings.



* FlashbackCut: Happens to Kenai while Koda tells his story at the salmon run, [[spoiler:and [[HeelRealization he learns that the bear he killed was Koda's mother]].]]

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* FlashbackCut: Happens to Kenai while Koda tells his story at the salmon run, [[spoiler:and [[HeelRealization he learns that the bear he killed was Koda's mother]].]]mother]]]].



* HeroicBSOD: When Kenai realizes the bear he killed [[spoiler: was Koda's mother.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: When Kenai realizes the bear he killed [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was Koda's mother.]]mother]].



* MeaningfulEcho: Not in words but actions - the bear advancing on Kenai, who raises his spear in self defense at the last second with a sharp turn, is repeated later [[spoiler:with Denahi raising his spear to strike bear-Kenai.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: Not in words words, but actions - -- the bear advancing on Kenai, who raises his spear in self defense at the last second with a sharp turn, is repeated later [[spoiler:with Denahi raising his spear to strike bear-Kenai.]]bear-Kenai]].



* MiddleChildSyndrome: Denahi suffers from this big time. First, he lost his older brother who gave up his life to protect Denahi and Kenai from a bear and then he thinks throughout the rest of the movie that Kenai was killed by another bear. The latter happens after Denahi tries to be the mature and responsible brother in place of Sitka.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Denahi suffers from this big time. First, he lost his older brother brother, who gave up his life to protect Denahi and Kenai from a bear bear, and then he thinks throughout the rest of the movie that Kenai was killed by another bear. The latter happens after Denahi tries to be the mature and responsible brother in place of Sitka.



* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler: Kenai refers to the bear he kills as a "monster", only to later find out she was Koda's mother.]]

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* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler: Kenai [[spoiler:Kenai refers to the bear he kills as a "monster", only to later find out she was Koda's mother.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Kenai after realizing [[spoiler: whose mother he accidentally killed.]]
** Denahi almost has a moment of this when he realizes how close he came to [[spoiler: killing his little brother.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Kenai after realizing [[spoiler: whose [[spoiler:whose mother he accidentally killed.]]
killed]].
** Denahi almost has a moment of this when he realizes how close he came to [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing his little brother.]]brother]].



** Sitka dying was basically his brothers' fault, as Denahi insulted Kenai for losing the food, and Kenai responds by running off and getting attacked by [[spoiler:Koda's mom.]]
** Denahi also helps push Kenai into his aforementioned NiceJobBreakingItHero situation by denying his own part in causing Sitka's death and solely blames Kenai ("I don't blame the ''bear'', Kenai!") Denahi ''really'' regrets this once he thinks that Kenai is dead.

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** Sitka dying was basically his brothers' fault, as Denahi insulted Kenai for losing the food, and Kenai responds by running off and getting attacked by [[spoiler:Koda's mom.]]
mom]].
** Denahi also helps push Kenai into his aforementioned NiceJobBreakingItHero situation by denying his own part in causing Sitka's death and solely blames blaming Kenai ("I don't blame the ''bear'', Kenai!") Kenai!"). Denahi ''really'' regrets this once he thinks that Kenai is dead.



* OminousFog / CensorSteam: The cloud cover used to prevent Denahi from seeing Kenai undergoing his metamorphosis. Given the Aesop being learned, it's probably intentional on the spirits' part.

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* OminousFog / CensorSteam: OminousFog[=/=]CensorSteam: The cloud cover used to prevent Denahi from seeing Kenai undergoing his metamorphosis. Given the Aesop being learned, it's probably intentional on the spirits' part.



* RaisedByHumans. A variant. Kenai (after being turned into a bear) becomes something of a surrogate brother to Koda. Ironically [[spoiler:Kenai is the very reason why Koda is orphaned since he killed Koda's mother as an act of vengeance for killing Kenai's brother.]]

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* RaisedByHumans. A variant. Kenai (after being turned into a bear) becomes something of a surrogate brother to Koda. Ironically Ironically, [[spoiler:Kenai is the very reason why Koda is orphaned orphaned, since he killed Koda's mother as an act of vengeance for killing Kenai's brother.]]brother]].



* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: Kenai is portrayed as weak for having troubles ''wrestling'' a human, in both the original (Denahi) and sequel (Atka). In real life just a pounce of a grown bear's paw is enough to knock the average man unconscious, and don't even try to think you can outmuscle one; [[CurbStompBattle you can't.]] [[BalefulPolymorph The unusual circumstances makes this more understandable.]] Kenai is still new to being a bear, and not fully grown, and since he was originally human, doesn't really want to hurt Atka.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Kenai starts to tell Koda what happened to his mother. [[TheReveal This is arguably the most important part of the film]]. What does Phil Collins do? Sing over it. A deleted scene shows the entire story without singing, averting this trope. In the introduction to said deleted scene on the DVD, co-director Aaron Blaise explains that the filmmakers felt that the confession scene and the song were basically the same beat in the story, so they were merged for simplicity. YMMV on whether keeping the song over the confession was the better choice, but ''one'' of them had to go.

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* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: Kenai is portrayed as weak for having troubles ''wrestling'' a human, in both the original (Denahi) and sequel (Atka). In real life life, just a pounce of a grown bear's paw is enough to knock the average man unconscious, and don't even try to think you can outmuscle one; [[CurbStompBattle you can't.]] [[BalefulPolymorph The unusual circumstances makes this more understandable.]] Kenai is still new to being a bear, and not fully grown, and since he was originally human, doesn't really want to hurt Atka.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Kenai starts to tell Koda what happened to his mother. [[TheReveal This is arguably the most important part of the film]]. film.]] What does Phil Collins do? Sing over it. A deleted scene shows the entire story without singing, averting this trope. In the introduction to said deleted scene on the DVD, co-director Aaron Blaise explains that the filmmakers felt that the confession scene and the song were basically the same beat in the story, so they were merged for simplicity. YMMV on whether keeping the song over the confession was the better choice, but ''one'' of them had to go.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: One also has to wonder if Sitka intentionally planned that Denahi would turn into an obsessed, vengeful wreck the way Kenai almost did, to show Kenai what he was from the other side of the fence, and knew that when he saw Kenai revert things would snap back right away.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: One also has to wonder if Sitka intentionally planned that Denahi would turn into an obsessed, vengeful wreck the way Kenai almost did, to show Kenai what he was from the other side of the fence, and knew that when he saw Kenai revert revert, things would snap back right away.



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Your mother isn't coming."]]
** Earlier on at the cave painting: "Those monsters are scary... especially with those [[spoiler: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters sticks]].]]"

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Your [[spoiler:"Your mother isn't coming."]]
** Earlier on at the cave painting: "Those monsters are scary... especially with those [[spoiler: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters [[spoiler:[[HumansAreTheRealMonsters sticks]].]]"



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Denahi is nowhere to be seen in this movie. He's not even present [[spoiler:at Kenai and Nita's wedding.]]

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Denahi is nowhere to be seen in this movie. He's not even present [[spoiler:at Kenai and Nita's wedding.]]wedding]].



-->'''Tuke''': Well she looked like one from behind!
* HeldGaze: Nita and Kenai run into each other and after nearly trying to kill each other, gazing into each other's eyes for a long moment.

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-->'''Tuke''': Well Well, she looked like one from behind!
* HeldGaze: Nita and Kenai run into each other other, and after nearly trying to kill each other, gazing gaze into each other's eyes for a long moment.



* InterspeciesRomance: Kenai, as a bear, falls for Nita, who is human. At the end of the movie, she [[spoiler:becomes a bear so they can be together.]]

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* InterspeciesRomance: Kenai, as a bear, falls for Nita, who is human. At the end of the movie, she [[spoiler:becomes a bear so they can be together.]]together]].



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The Great Spirits temporarily grant Nita the ability to speak to animals so she can understand Kenai when she finds him. [[spoiler: It wears off right after the amulet is burned. When the spirits show up again near the end, their presence allows both Nita and her father to understand Kenai, Koda and the moose, leading up to Nita's decision to become a bear so she can be with Kenai.]]

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: The Great Spirits temporarily grant Nita the ability to speak to animals so she can understand Kenai when she finds him. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It wears off right after the amulet is burned. When the spirits show up again near the end, their presence allows both Nita and her father to understand Kenai, Koda Koda, and the moose, leading up to Nita's decision to become a bear so she can be with Kenai.]]



* TakeAThirdOption: Realizing that Kenai loves Nita, Koda tries asking his mother to have the spirits turn him back into a human so they can be together. [[spoiler: When Kenai can't bring himself to leave Koda, Nita comes up with a third option: Have the spirits turn ''her'' into a bear, so they can all be together.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Realizing that Kenai loves Nita, Koda tries asking his mother to have the spirits turn him back into a human so they can be together. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Kenai can't bring himself to leave Koda, Nita comes up with a third option: Have the spirits turn ''her'' into a bear, so they can all be together.]]
24th Feb '17 10:27:38 PM OnTheHillside
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Denahi is nowhere to be seen in this movie. He's not even present [[spoiler:at Kenai and Nita's wedding.]]
22nd Feb '17 9:42:16 PM OnTheHillside
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* VisionQuest: What Kenai is literally sent on after becoming a bear - indeed, it's revealed that the reason Sitka turned him into a bear was not punishment, but because it was the only way he could successfully complete the quest.
14th Feb '17 8:24:14 PM KnownUnknown
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* DisposableFiancee: Atka doesn't have any lines, let alone a personality. The only thing we really see about him is that he gets a little too into his fight with Kenai, and even that was a misunderstanding with him having no idea who he was really fighting. Nita doesn't even have any scenes with him, and her marriage to him feels like something of an excuse to get her on the road to finding Kenai.
8th Feb '17 12:18:32 PM dsneybuf
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A sequel was released in 2006, which continues the story of Kenai and Koda. Having woken up from hibernation and ready to go to Crowberry Ridge to eat berries, Kenai gets haunted by a memory of himself and a childhood friend named Nita. Said childhood friend is shown ready to get married to a chieftain's son from another tribe, but the spirits intervene, showing that she cannot marry him because of an amulet Kenai gave her, bonding them together. To get married, Nita reunites with Kenai ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Koda too]]), and they have to make their way to Hokani falls.

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A sequel was released in 2006, which continues the story of Kenai and Koda. Koda, and became the last DirectToVideo Disney sequel to take place after its predecessor.[[note]]Disney's next three DTV sequels included a midquel, ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound 2'', a WhatIf story, ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', and a prequel, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.[[/note]] Having woken up from hibernation and ready to go to Crowberry Ridge to eat berries, Kenai gets haunted by a memory of himself and a childhood friend named Nita. Said childhood friend is shown ready to get married to a chieftain's son from another tribe, but the spirits intervene, showing that she cannot marry him because of an amulet Kenai gave her, bonding them together. To get married, Nita reunites with Kenai ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Koda too]]), and they have to make their way to Hokani falls.
19th Jan '17 12:49:53 PM Tailikku
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** Earlier on at the cave painting: "Those monsters are scary... especially with those [[spoiler: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters sticks]].]]"
17th Jan '17 1:49:47 AM OnTheHillside
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** From the moment Kenai receives his totem, Denahi isn't helping matters. By teasing Kenai mercilessly and treating his totem as silly and girlish, he inadvertently pushes him toward his risky, overcompensating behavior.
28th Dec '16 4:05:53 PM LarryMullen
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* DVDCommentary: Not by the filmmakers but by [[ThoseTwoGuys Rutt and Tuke]] as AnimatedActors, which earns some funny moments during the movie like one of them asking for a pizza. Not only that, but the two moose also share some nonsensical conversations like at one point when [[spoiler:Kenai turns back into a human]] and they start talking about moose turning into lions in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** This exchange during Kenai's transformation scene:
--->'''Tuke:''' What's happening?\\
'''Rutt:''' Well, all the little girls decided to form a baseball team, and Walter Matthau is gonna be the coach.\\
'''Tuke:''' What? You're lying; that's [[TheBadNewsBears a whole other movie]]!
** They end up lampshading quite a bit of tropes, especially CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot.
** At the very beginning with the caribou: "Why the heck do they have white butts?"
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