|“||Oh, kitten, you didn't drink your milk. How are you ever grow big enough to make me a coat?||„|
|~ Bree's sadistic personality toward a cheetah cub named Tally.|
Bree Blackburn is one of the two main antagonists of Nickelodeon's 9th feature film The Wild Thornberrys Movie, alongside her husband Sloan.
She was voiced by Marisa Tomei.
At some point of her life, Bree married a man named Sloan Blackburn, the couple never had children.
Role in the film
Bree and her husband Sloan are the unseen poachers who flew in a helicopter and kidnapped the young cheetah Talley on the Savannah, indirectly sparking Eliza's search for Tally and the poachers.
After returning to Africa from England, Eliza unknowingly encountered the poachers that had Tally, when she came to the aid of a rhinoceros whom Bree and Sloan had shot for his horn and the two arrived posing as concerned zoologists. Eliza, Darwin and Donnie later ran into Bree and Sloan yet again at their camp, and the two allowed the group to stay with them for the night.
However, when Eliza discovered Bree and Sloan's poacher equipment in their RV along with a captive Tally, Bree and Sloan's evil true colors were revealed, and they took Eliza and her friends captive. Sloan was fearful about Eliza's mysterious pre-knowledge of the poachers' "fence" in Timbo Valley (actually obtained via Eliza's power to talk to animals) and what else she could know that could threaten Sloan's poaching operation. Before Sloan could interrogate Eliza on what else she knew, Debbie arrived looking for Eliza. Sloan threatened to kill Debbie if Eliza did not reveal how she knew this (while Bree just tells Sloan to kill Debbie anyway) forcing Eliza to reveal the truth about her power and lose it as a consequence. The resulting supernatural storm that started up as Eliza's power was taken back prompted Sloan and Bree to leave the Thornberrys behind and flee by chopper.
Later that day, as the poachers prepared at Timbo Valley to use bombs to drive the arriving elephants to stampede into their electrified fence, Sloan oversaw and the operation and gave the orders from his and Bree's helicopter. They almost succeeded in murdering all the elephants, but their plot was foiled when Eliza managed to stop the elephants and turn them around just before they reached the fence. Enraged at Eliza's heroic interference, Sloan forcefully picked her up on the chopper's ladder and hurled her into a waterfall. Bree and Sloan then tried to shoot the elephants down from in the air as a backup plan, but the elephants pulled their chopper down out of the air by its ladder and destroyed it. Once the eclipse ended, Bree and Sloan were defeated and cornered by the vengeful elephants and arrested by the rangers.
Bree initially appeared as a friendly, polite, generous, kindhearted and animal-loving woman, but this was just to disguise her true nature, in reality, like her husband, she is a cruel, greedy, murderous, evil, and ruthless woman and one of the responsible for kidnapping Tally.
Bree and Sloan were also prominently behind a poacher plot to take advantage of the migration of a thousand elephants to Timbo Valley during a solar eclipse to massacre the elephants by driving them into an electric fence for their ivory.
- Although her true colors are not revealed until near the climax, she is one of the main antagonists, because she and Sloan had bigger plans than anyone else and they were more dangerous than others. Plus, she and Sloan were thought to be friends to Eliza, but are actually against her.
- A minor instance of foreshadowing was shown during the movie, when Bree and Sloan insisted on Eliza, Darwin and Donnie staying for the night, they were forbidden from going inside the camper, thus hiding evidence of their true occupation.
- Bree's maiden lastname is unknown.
- It is unknown why Bree and Sloan had no children, probably Bree is sterile or that she and Sloan did not want them peche wanted to engage in poaching.
- She is the third Nickelodeon Movies character to be a female antagonist.
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