YMMV / The Wild

  • All Animation Is Disney: Because it was distributed by Disney as part of their deal with C.O.R.E. Feature Animation, a lot of people seem to think it's a Disney movie. Not helped by the fact that many European countries include this film in Disney's official canon, replacing Dinosaur and was marketed in a few cases as a Disney movie.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene with Benny and the dung beetles. Not only does it not make much sense in context (why are the beetles German?), but it comes right after a fairly intense scene where Ryan is kidnapped and Samson is seemingly killed.
  • Ear Worm: "Really Nice Day". Including its reprise.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Nigel the koala is incredibly popular, principally because he is voiced by Eddie Izzard.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "RYAN! RYAN! RYAAAAAAAAAN!!!!"
    • Just about everything to come out of Larry's mouth. But especially that "Okay!" he says over and over.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Due to a pre-emptive strike by DreamWorks, people have a pretty dim view of this movie compared to the far more successful Madagascar.
  • The Scrappy: You will passionately hate that snake Larry.
    • Though not as much as Samson's abusive dad.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Those who have seeked out the movie find it to be this. Helps that it wasn't (despite some people saying otherwise) specifically made to compete with the aforementioned Madagascar.
  • Uncanny Valley: A common criticism is that the attempt to integrate realistic animal features with cartoony models led to the designs for certain characters (Larry the anaconda is the most prevalent one) looking far from pretty.
  • Vindicated by History: Once the news got out that this film was not, in fact, made to compete with Madagascar but the other way around, a few curious viewers have tracked it down and consider it a surprisingly decent film.