The Little Bear Movie
|The Little Bear Movie|
|Directed by||Raymond Jafelice|
|Produced by||Maurice Sendak|
|Screenplay by||James Still|
|Story by||Else Holmelund Minarik|
|Based on||Little Bear|
by Else Holmelund Minarik
|Music by||Marc Jordan|
|Distributed by||Paramount Home Video (USA)|
Alliance Atlantis (Canada)
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 on direct-to-video on August 7, 2001 by Paramount Home Video. It stars Kristin Fairlie as the voice of Little Bear.
The film begins when Little Bear and Father Bear go out camping and they meet another young bear named Cub and his friend Little Moose. Then Little Bear is met with Trouble, a villainous mountain lion, but luckily Cub saves him from getting eaten. Cub tries to get acquainted with Little Bear at his house then plays with Little Bear and his friends, Cat, Owl, Duck, and Hen. When they learn that Cub's parents got lost during a bad storm, they decide to go on a journey to search for them. A while later, Little Bear, Cub, and Duck get separated from Moose and the others. They soon encounter Cub's best friends Poppy and Pete 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's life. Little Bear manages to "defeat" Trouble and reunite Cub with his parents.
- Little Bear – voiced by Kristin Fairlie
- Owl – voiced by Amos Crawley
- Duck – voiced by Tracy Ryan
- Cat – voiced by Andrew Sabiston
- Hen – voiced by Elizabeth Hanna
- Trouble – voiced by Wayne Best
- Moose – voiced by Ray Landry
- Mother Bear – voiced by Janet Laine-Green
- Father Bear – voiced by Dan Hennessey
- Little Moose – voiced by Max Morrow
- Mother Moose – voiced by Catherine Disher
- Poppy and Pete – voiced by Cole Caplan and Asa Perlman
- Cub's Father – voiced by Maurice Dean Wint
- Cub's Mother – voiced by Alison Sealy Smith
The Little Bear Movie never had its launched soundtrack. The film contains two pieces of unknown music and the instrumental soundtrack of the series.
(3) The Little Bear (TV series) Instrumental
Release and response
The film was released on VHS and 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."
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