Eliza Thornberry and her simian pal Darwin take on an African safari, evil poachers, and a London boarding school in Eliza's big-screen debut. That's quite a tall order for a 12-year-old--and a movie soundtrack--to handle, but like the dynamic tween,The … see full wiki
As the animated series that the movie grew out of is better than many animated children's shows, so is THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE Soundtrack better than most soundtracks from "kid movies". I really enjoyed the movie and I enjoy the soundtrack almost as much. I've played several of the songs from the album on the webradio show I run and have gotten positive reviews. Paul Simon's 2002 Oscar-nominated song (which should have won), "Father and Daughter", is the opening number on the album. "Father and Daughter" is a wonderful ballad that could bring a tear to the eyes of every Dad who has a daughter. Some other good songs on the album include "Iwoya" sung by Angelique Kidjo and Dave Matthews, "Happy" sung by Sita, "Monkey Man" sung by Reel Big Fish, "Accident" sung by Baha Men, and "Awa Awa" sung by Wes. The songs sung by P. Diddy, Nick Carter, and The Pretenders are, well, lame. They were probably included just for their "star" appeal. However, my favorite song out of the 14 tracks is "Animal Nation" sung by Peter Gabriel. That song is played in the movie when Liza goes back to Africa and is riding the train to meet her parents just before she sees the injured rhino. I don't know why, but that song really stuck out to me and seems to capture the mood of the movie and the album.
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