Parents' Guide to

Brother Bear 2

By Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Bear's warm-furry quest finds love and friends.

Movie G 2006 73 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+


This is a great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Sweet movie for all ages!

Very sweet story with a happy ending. Friendship and love endure.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (11):

Set in the Pacific Northwest after the Ice Age, the movie explores themes of friendship, love, courage, and -- literally -- transformation, and is more lighthearted than its predecessor. Brother Bear 2 still features the original's mystical feel and stunning animation (a depiction of the northern lights is especially beautiful). Songs by Melissa Etheridge capture the range of emotions between Nita and Kenai -- from excitement to heartbreak.

Conveniently, the Great Spirits give Nita the ability to speak "bear," and the rest of the movie follows the duo -- accompanied by third-wheel Koda (Jeremy Suarez) -- on their journey. Along the way, they encounter a group of lawless raccoons; Rutt and Tuke, the bumbling moose brothers who are constantly on the prowl for some girlfriends; and one mean avalanche. They also gain a greater understanding of friendship and unconditional love. A recurring theme is the idea that "once you love someone, they stay in your heart forever."

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