Brother Bear Soundtrack

Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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This soundtrack has moments of appeal.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

The songs encourage listeners to "Look Through My Eyes," to share, and to get along with one's siblings.

Violence & Scariness

The soundtrack contains no violent images, although some parts of the score crescendo to scary heights.

Sexy Stuff

There are no sexual references.

Language

There is no objectionable language.

Consumerism

There are no obvious commercial tie-ins, other than the fact that it's a movie soundtrack.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

There are no references to drugs or alcohol.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids who have seen and enjoyed the movie are the most likely to play this CD -- otherwise, there's not much of interest for them.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDarkMidnight December 12, 2010

'i hate it its baby'?

Okay... so, the 9 year old isn't making much sense, so I'll tell you what I think: It's awesome, beautiful, magical, BUY IT.
Kid, 8 years old July 20, 2010

i hate

i hate it its baby

What's the story?

Disney's BROTHER BEAR movie is set in the Pacific Northwest amidst the Ice Age culture of the Inuit. And while some tracks like \"Look Through My Eyes,\" \"No Way Out,\" and \"I'm On My Way\" could prop the soundtrack of any number of movies about a young boy's self-discovery, others are meant to evoke the Inuit culture. For example, \"Transformation\" is sung in the Inuit language by the Bulgarian Women's Choir, \"Great Spirits\" is belted out with enthusiasm by the incomparable Tina Turner, and the instrumentals, \"Three Brothers\" and \"Awakes as a Bear\" give a welcome sense of Native American instruments, rhythms, and cadences.

Is it any good?

Perhaps the most appealing moments of Phil Collins' soundtrack for Brother Bear are the musical evocations of that time and place.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the songs that reflect native cultures sound different? Try to identify the instruments. Also, can you sense the mood of a song even if it is in another language?

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