With so many animals crossing over into the suburbs, breaking out of zoos and more, adults and children alike must be scratching their heads, wondering if they're about to see something they've seen before, yet again. "THE WILD" doesn't break any new ground, at least in terms of plot or funny gags. However, as far as HIGH DEFINITION goes,.... WOW!!!
BUENA VISTA has provided a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transer with 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Being a direct digital to digital transfer, "THE WILD" sets the bar incredibly high for future BLU-RAY presentations. The detail is just about jaw-dropping at times. The hair, albeit computer generated, on various animals, looks incredibly real! Colors are rich, without ever succumbing to oversaturation. For some reason, just as with dvd, the background is annoyingly soft at times, but this still doesn't prevent "THE WILD" from being recommended as a "Must Have" due to its overall visual quality alone!
BUENA VISTA has provided a PCM 5.1 mix. While the mix isn't extremely aggressive, surrounds are extremely engaging when used. Fidelity is terrific, especially when the many great songs from the soundtrack are played. Dialogue is impressively distinctive, regardless of other effects.
5 Deleted scenes and some other extras are included.