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Sitka's Advice
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Attribution information

   Mark Mancina
   Phil Collins

Release information







Brother Bear (Complete Score)


Brother Bear


Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngSitka's Advice 

Kenai: I just want to get my handprint on that wall.
Sitka: Just be patient, Kenai. When you live by your totem, you will.
Kenai and Sitka[src]

"Sitka's Advice" is a score composed by Mark Mancina and Phil Collins for Brother Bear. It was unofficially released in 2003 as part of the film's complete score.


In the soundtracks

Mark Mancina and Phil Collins composed the score of the 2003 film Brother Bear as well as its soundtrack and unofficial complete score. "Sitka's Advice" was written to represent the scene in which Sitka advises his brother, Kenai, to live by his totem.[1]

Parts of "Sitka's Advice" were used in the score "Three Brothers", which was released as part of the film's soundtrack.[2][3]

In the film

Sitka advises his brother Kenai to live by his totem, during which "Sitka's Advice" is heard

"Sitka's Advice" is heard in Brother Bear as a representation of the scene following Kenai's ceremony, in which Sitka offers advice on how Kenai should live by his totem. The score picks up when Denahi meets up with Kenai after his ceremony and begins to tease him for having a love totem. It carries through their conversation and into Kenai's follow-up conversation with Sitka. The score becomes more urgent when Kenai pursues a bear that has made off with their tribe's basket of fish. It ends as Kenai begins to antagonize the bear by throwing sticks and stones at it.


  1. Revealed in Disney's Brother Bear (2003). Written by Steve Bencich, Lorne Cameron, Ron J. Friedman, David Hoselton, and Tab Murphy, and directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
  2. Brother Bear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). iTunes. Apple. Retrieved on February 28, 2020.
  3. Brother Bear. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics. Retrieved on February 28, 2020.