The Little Bear Movie

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The Little Bear Movie
The Little Bear Movie.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Raymond Jafelice
Produced by Maurice Sendak
Screenplay by Raymond Jafelice
Story by Nancy Barr
Based on Little Bear 
by Else Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak
Starring Kristin Fairlie
Dan Hennessey
Janet-Laine Green
Kyle Fairlie
Andrew Sabiston
Tracy Ryan
Elizabeth Hanna
Amos Crawley
Music by Marc Jordan
Antony Vanderberg
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 7, 2001 (2001-08-07)
Running time
77 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English

The Little Bear Movie is an animated film based on the television series Little Bear, which in turn is based on the book series of the same name which was written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, and produced by Nelvana Limited for Paramount Pictures. The film was released in theaters Christmas 2000 and released on direct-to-video on August 7, 2001 by Paramount Home Video. It stars Kristin Fairlie as the voice of Little Bear.



Little Bear and Father Bear go out camping and they meet a new young bear named Cub and his friend Little Moose. Then Little Bear is met with Trouble, the mountain lion, but Cub saves him. Cub tries to get acquainted with Little Bear's house then plays with Little Bear and his friends, Cat, Owl, Duck, and Hen. When they learn that Cub's parents got lost, they search for them. Little Bear, Cub, and Duck get separated from Moose and the others. They soon encounter Cub's friends Poppy and Pete the two silly red foxes. When they get to the canyon, Trouble spies on them and tries to eat Duck, but Poppy and Pete save Duck. Little Bear manages to "defeat" Trouble and find Cub's parents.


The Little Bear Movie never had its launched soundtrack. The film contains two pieces of unknown music and the instrumental soundtrack of the series.

(1) Great Big World and (2) Everybody Wants To Paint My Picture:
Composed by: Marc Jordan and Antony Vanderberg
Performed by: Shawn Colvin

(3) The Little Bear (TV series) Instrumental

Release and response[edit]

The film premiered on television and was released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment. Shawn Colvin (performer) and Marc Jordan/Antony Vanderburgh (composers) were nominated for Best Original Song at the 2001 Video Premiere Awards for the song "Great Big World."[1]


  1. ^ Scott Hettrick. "More than awards for vid nods". Variety. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 

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