Brother Bear 2

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Brother Bear 2 (2006 Movie)

“Brother Bear 2” is a direct-to-video animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the sequel to the 2003 film “Brother Bear” and was released in 2006. The movie continues the story of the main character, Kenai, and his adventures in the wilderness.

In “Brother Bear 2,” Kenai is now living as a human again after being transformed from a bear in the first film. He has grown close to his childhood friend Nita, who saved him from drowning when he was a bear. However, when Nita receives an amulet from her late grandmother that symbolizes her spiritual bond with Kenai, she discovers that the bond can only be broken by burning the amulet on a specific mountain during the upcoming equinox.

Feeling conflicted about the bond and her upcoming marriage to a man named Atka, Nita embarks on a journey with Kenai to the mountain to break the bond. Along the way, they encounter various challenges and adventures, rekindling their friendship and understanding each other’s true feelings.

As the journey progresses, Kenai realizes that he has feelings for Nita, but he respects her decision and is willing to let her go if it makes her happy. Meanwhile, Nita also comes to understand her true feelings for Kenai and what she really wants in life.

“Brother Bear 2” explores themes of friendship, love, and personal growth, and it provides a heartwarming continuation of the story from the first film. The movie maintains the original’s beautiful animation style and features some of the original voice cast, including Joaquin Phoenix as Kenai and Jeremy Suarez as Kenai’s younger brother Koda. Nita is voiced by Mandy Moore.

While “Brother Bear 2” may not have received as much attention as its predecessor, it remains a beloved film among fans of the original and Disney enthusiasts. The movie delivers a positive message about love and acceptance and is a delightful addition to the “Brother Bear” franchise.

Fun Facts

  • “Brother Bear 2” is a direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s 2003 film “Brother Bear.”
  • The film was released in 2006 and continues the adventures of Kenai, who has transformed into a bear, and his new friend Nita.
  • One interesting fact is that “Brother Bear 2” features original songs by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, adding a unique musical touch to the film.

Additional Details


  • Patrick Dempsey: Kenai
  • Jack Weber: Young Kenai
  • Jeremy Suarez: Koda
  • Mandy Moore: Nita
  • Jessie Flower: Young Nita
  • Rick Moranis: Rutt
  • Dave Thomas: Tuke
  • Michael Clarke Duncan: Tug
  • Andrea Martin: Anda
  • Jeff Bennett: Atka
  • Catherine O’Hara: Kata
  • Wanda Sykes: Innoko
  • Wendie Malick: Siqiniq
  • Kathy Najimy: Taqqiq
  • Tress MacNeille: Hoonah
  • Jim Cummings: Bering and Chilkoot


  • Director: Ben Gluck
  • Producers: Carolyn Bates and Jim Ballantine
  • Music: Matthew Gerrard, Dave Metzger and Robbie Nevil

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other site isDMR.