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The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)

While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.
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Santa Claus (voice) (as Robert Holt)
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Weather Bear (voice)
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Honey Bear (voice)
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Ted Edward Bear (voice)
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Patti Bear (voice)
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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

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Followed by The Great Bear Scare (1983) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Written by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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Has Some Charm That Makes It Worth Watching
23 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)

*** (out of 4)

This animated short starts off in a bear community where the honey factory is about to close down so that everyone can hibernate. This doesn't sit well with one bear because he wants to know what happens on Christmas morning so he sets out to find it. After a somewhat slow start I was worried this one here was going to be a dub but it actually turned out to be quite good and I'd say the ending was highly memorable as well. I'm not going to spoil the twist at the end but I thought it was quite touching and it certainly managed to end the film on a high note. I also really enjoyed the section of the film taking a look at a bear's life inside the factory. I thought the honey plant featured some pretty good animation with a lot of imagination. I found the bear characters to be mostly memorable and especially the lead one who wants to go against his kind, refuse sleep and try to find out about Santa. I'm sure kids will enjoy the cute looking bear and the adventure he goes on.


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