Just back from Brother Bear and I think...Wow! This was a very solid movie quite unlike usual Disney fare and a lot different than Atlantis, Treasure Planet & Lilo & Stitch. Much criticisim has been placed on the simitlarities between BB & LK and I have to say that other than one or two very minor details I didn't see it. Sure there was a stampede scene, but it was necessary in a formulative way and yes Koda sings into a touching scene ala Simba and the heavens and what they hold do come into play but really the similarities are slight. The music of Phil Collins has been much debated as well and personally I think it blended beautifully and helped to move the story along (as it should). All four in our family laughed out loud many, many times at the clever one liners (more than most Disney movies) and was surprised at the tears we all shed (sensitive to family & friendship issues, I guess). Visually this movie was stunning! The Florida group gets another big "way to go"!! I hope this goes over big and we won't be seeing the end to the much, warmer and visually appealing 2D drawing. The theatre was mostly full with LOTS of young children who sang along with the main song and repeated the "Ko-Da" line with Koda. The theatre filled with resounding applause at the conclusion. Brother Bear, if judged on its merits and not seen through any anti-disney bias has to be reviewed glowingly, IMO... Note: The thread title is intended to be satirical.