The Country Bears (2002)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Music  |  26 July 2002 (USA)
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Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Big Al (voice)
Fred Bedderhead (voice)
Zeb Zoober (voice)
Officer Hamm (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)


Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the Music rock & roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is. Written by Matt Dicker

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26 July 2002 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,309,675 (USA) (26 July 2002)


$16,988,996 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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An outside shot of Country Bear Hall pans up to the night sky to shot a constellation, the Big Dipper aka Ursa Major aka Big Bear. See more »


When the bears are being spun in the booth in the diner, they are alternately seated/dancing between shots. Tennessee also alternates between wearing a sweater and a vest. See more »


Dex: [Holding up a baby picture] This is my baby picture,
[holds up another picture of a park ranger holding a bear]
Dex: and this is yours.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, an outtake featuring Officers Hamm and Cheets shows them walking out of the car wash with shrunken clothes and wild hair. See more »


Referenced in Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) See more »


Car Wash
Performed by Rose Royce
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wow, the guys at Disney are on some high quality drugs here...
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be (c'mon, the trailer is just painful to watch), but man o man, there's some trippy things in this movie, and they actually make it worth watching.

the musical sequence at the diner in the middle of the movie is painful to watch, but I was laughing so hard that it didn't matter; that is PERFECT satire of the entire genre of movie musicals with the talented character breaking out in song randomly and having everyone else in the scene break out in choreographed dance. The song the waitress sung was awful, but the parody was genius.

the cameos by so many of today's artists are priceless, especially the out-of-the-blue appearances of Xibit and Elton John. I'm not sure why any of the reviews I read of the film never mentioned so many famous people wandering in and out of this movie, but I'm glad they didn't because they all cool surprises. (on a side note, why Mr. Walken never showed up in the trailer is beyond me, but his performance here is priceless!)

the prospect of the actor playing Beary's "brother" going from being Stifler's little brother in Pie and Pie 2 to this nicely obnoxious kid who has a bear for a sibling is just so absurd it's funny.

the country music numbers were kick-@$$ enough to make me consider buying the soundtrack...

and the groundskeeper bear was funniest thing in the whole movie to me, he cracked me up all the way through. heck, they can spin him off into his own show if they want, I liked him.

I'm not going to go around recommending this weirdness of a movie to people, but I say give it a try; do NOT form an opinion based on the trailer, because it's not fair to the movie itself. It might not be the world's most intelligent movie, but it was worth watching for sure. (And seriously, the talking bears thing might work for a theme park attraction, but the idea of human-like bears living amongst humans just makes me wonder how much LSD the writers of the screenplay had dipped...)

I give "The Country Bears" a 7 out of 10, it really wasn't bad, just really trippy and weird!

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