Spirit Untamed is a 2021 American computer-animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan and co-directed by Ennio Torresan Jr., in their feature directorial debuts, from a screenplay written by Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn. The second theatrical film release of the Spirit franchise, the film is a spin-off of the traditionally animated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and based on its Netflix animated spin-off television series Spirit Riding Free, developed by Wallington.
It stars Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Julianne Moore, Walton Goggins, and Eiza González, and follows a young girl named Lucky Prescott who moved to Miradero, a small frontier town, where she meets a wild kiger mustang named Spirit and immediately bonds with him. The film was announced to be in development in October 2019, and production was done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film was dedicated to the memory of Kelly Asbury, the director of the original Spirit film, who passed away in 2020. Spirit Untamed was theatrically released in the United States on June 4, 2021, and received mixed reviews from critics.
- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
- Spirit Riding Free
- Spirit Riding Free (Shorts)
- Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales
- Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy
- Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (2019)
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Bird Rooster 2 Crow PE021501
- Hollywoodedge, Cow Moo SS022201
- Hollywoodedge, Medium Exterior Crow PE140401 (Heard once at the end.)
- Sound Ideas, BLINK, CARTOON - XYLO EYE BLINKS
- Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING, THREE TIMES, ANIMAL (An offscreen elephant can be heard trumpeting like this once at the beginning.)
- Sound Ideas, HORSE - EXTERIOR: WHINNY, ANIMAL 06