Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

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Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronBRYAN ADAMS co-wrote and performs the original songs heard in DreamWorks PicturesÂ’ traditionally animated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.Producer JEFFREY KATZENBERG (standing) and BRYAN ADAMS, who co-wrote and performs the songs, meet with some of the filmmakers behind DreamWorks PicturesÂ’ traditionally animated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronSpirit: Stallion of the CimarronSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.6/10 (14,322 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Kelly Asbury

Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi

The mustang stallion Spirit grows up to proudly succeed his father as leader of the Cimarron herd in the unspoiled Wild West. When 'civilization' reaches Dakota territory, naive curiosity gets him caught by cowboys and sold to the US Cavalry. Its method of training by breaking a horse fails utterly on him. Just when the colonel intends to shoot Spirit, the equally indomitable captured young Lakota brave, Little Creek, escapes on his back. He also tricks him to a coral with his beloved mare, but shows respect and wins some trust. As the railroad arrives, the Indian village is wrecked and Spirit gets captured for use as a draft-horse. When the stallion realizes this project threatens his whole world, he escapes and unleashes the fury of a force of nature, ultimately teaming up with Little Creek.


Matt Damon



James Cromwell

The Colonel


Daniel Studi

Little Creek


Chopper Bernet

Sgt. Adams


Jeff LeBeau

Railroad Foreman


John Rubano



Richard McGonagle



Matt Levin


(as Matthew Levin)

Adam Paul



Robert Cait



Charles Napier



Meredith Wells

Little Indian Girl


Zahn McClarnon

Little Creek's Friend


Michael Horse

Little Creek's Friend


Donald Fullilove

Train Pull Foreman

(as Don Fullilove)

The spirit of the Wild West lives on


Official Website:
Dreamworks [United States] |

Release Date: 24 May 2002

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000


Opening Weekend: $23,213,736
(27 May 2002)
(3317 Screens)

Gross: $73,215,310
(25 August 2002)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Tom Hanks and Robert Redford were considered for the narration.


When escaping from the soldiers' compound, as Little Creek stops the Colonel from shooting Spirit, Spirit's reins alternate being on his neck and over his head between shots.


Little Indian Girl:
Bye-bye horsey!

User Review

One of the best animated features not to have the Disney name on it


Looking for a movie with cutesy talking horses that the kiddies will
love? Then Spirit is probably not the movie for you, it is instead one
of the nicest animated features to come along in a long time to not
have Disney written all over it. No, the horses do not talk and they
shouldn't as the whole story is told from a horse's point of voice in a
wonderful narrative. In fact there's not a lot of pointless dialog to
weigh down the movie at all.

Instead it's filled by a wonderful score by Hans Zimmer and songs by
Bryan Adams who admittedly I wasn't a big fan off except for
(Everything I Do (I Do It For You) and Star) but the songs he did for
this movie especially Here I Am, Get Off Of My Back, Can't Take Me,
Brothers Under The Sun and Sound The Bugle made me download the
soundtrack from Walmart.com the next day.

The main reasons I liked this move would have to be the beautiful drawn
animation, mixed with an endearing story with some comedy elements and
a wonderful soundtrack. Spirit is simply fun and enjoyable for the
whole family no matter what their age.