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The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (2002)
"Drengen der ville gøre det umulige" (original title)

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When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Vilstrup ...
Little Bear Boy (voice)
Joachim Boje Helvang ...
Older Bear Boy (voice) (as Joachim Boie Helvang)
Otto Brandenburg ...
Male Bear (voice)
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Female Bear (voice)
Anne Clausen ...
Older Bear Girl (voice)
Tommy Kenter ...
Raven (voice)
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Man (voice)
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Woman (voice)
Carla Docherty ...
Little Girl Bear (voice)
Claus Ryskjær ...
Dog / Wolf (voice)
Jesper Klein ...
Whale / Musk Oxes (voice)
Lisbet Dahl ...
The Northern Wind (voice)
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The Sea / Bear Aunt (voice) (as Ellen Hillingsøe)
Anne-Lise Gabold ...
The Spirit (voice) (as Anne Lise Gabold)
William Tarding ...
Child (voice)
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To heal the sorrow of his mate after the death of their bear child, a male polar bear steals a newborn child from a nearby man and woman. The bears bring up the boy as their own, and he learns how to live like a bear. But the woman despairs over the loss of her child, and the man hunts down the bear family and brings the boy home. The boy faces the choice between becoming a boy again or learning how to be a bear on his own. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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This cartoon became the first cartoon ever to be released in a Greenlandic language version. See more »

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References Samson & Sally (1984) See more »

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Inngili Qemertoq
Lyrics and Music by Per Berthelsen
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The kind of movie we don't see every day, but nothing more...
26 January 2007 | by (Setúbal, Portugal) – See all my reviews

There's something touching about this movie, probably the message, but the most different thing from all the other is, definitely, the story... The most close that i ever seen was Disney's "Brother Bear", but if you are expecting the same kind or the same quality of movie you're completely wrong...

The art is really good, without the computer work of today's animations, but with a genius work of the paper and pencil, that makes you feel that we still have a traditional industry of animation.

The story is very uncommon, that's a fact, but it sucks, and for some people i guess it probably let them go away and don't want to finish it...

It's not a movie for every one and i suggest a parental guidance, because the story it's not linear and the children can be hurt with some screen-shots...

If you want to see something different, then take the opportunity, it will be a good choice, but if you want to see a amazing movie then go and see "Brother Bear"...


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