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The Polar Bear King (1991)

Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon (original title)
After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Fjeldstad ...
King of the Winterland
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Princess
Tobias Hoesl ...
King Valemon
Monica Nordquist ...
King Valemon's Mother
Anna-Lotta Larsson ...
Witch
Jon Laxdal ...
Helper
Helge Jordal ...
Devil
Marika Enstad ...
Oldest Princess
Kristin Mack ...
Middle Princess
Rüdiger Kuhlbrodt ...
Merchant
Ulrich Faulhaber ...
Merchant
Bengt Ellis ...
Stable Master
Karen Randers-Pehrson ...
Midwife
Karen Høie ...
Midwife's Assistant
Siw Anita Andersen ...
Jordemorassistent (as Siw A. Andersen)
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After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year span that he'll be a polar bear, and so he travels to Winterland and finds a wife to take home. Although they are happy, she is not allowed to look upon his face when he turns back into a man at night. When she breaks this rule, Valemon will be trapped to the witch forever. Written by maybaretta

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An Enchanting Beauty. A Princely Beast. An Epic Tale.


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28 November 1991 (Germany)  »

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The story of the king coming to his bride at night so she cannot see him, and her sisters convincing her to use a lantern to see him (which has negative consequences), is based of the Greek story of god Eros (Cupid) and his bride Psyche, which was also the basis for Beauty and the Beast. See more »

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Princess: I must go with the bear.
King of the winterland: Damn that bear.
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Great for kids
23 March 2004 | by (Rhode Island, U.S.) – See all my reviews

When I was a little kid, I remember watching this movie over and over. Now that I've seen it again, I realize it's campy and cheesy, and I didn't find anything spectacular about it. It's pretty nice visually, and the acting is so so. But really, I'd avoid this movie if I were looking for a movie to rent for my peers and myself, or something of the sort.

However, I can guarantee that your kids will love it. It's bright and colorful, the story is hardly complicated and is easy to catch on to. Also, it teaches good lessons (never give up, etc), it's innocent, and it is pretty fun. If you want a movie to keep your kids busy and entertained, I do highly recommend this for you.


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