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3 December 1979 (USA) See more »
Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ron McLarty ... Papa Bear / Narrator (voice) (as Ron McLarity)
Gabriela Glatzer ... Sister Bear (voice)
Jonathan Lewis ... Brother Bear (voice)
Pat Lysinger ... Mama Bear (voice)

Directed by
Mordicai Gerstein 
Writing credits
Stan Berenstain (written by) &
Jan Berenstain (written by)

Stan Berenstain (created by) &
Jan Berenstain (created by)

Produced by
Gilbert Cates .... executive producer
Joseph Cates .... executive producer
Jere Jacob .... associate producer
Buzz Potamkin .... producer
Original Music by
Elliot Lawrence 
Film Editing by
Neil Lawrence 
Production Management
David Sameth .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Candy Kugel .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bob Liftin .... audio
Special Effects by
Thomas Schlamme .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeffrey Keith Nevis .... camera operator: video test (as Jeff Nevis)
John Rowohlt .... camera operator (uncredited)
Animation Department
Wayne Becker .... layout artist
Mara Beckerman .... painter
Vinnie Bell .... animator
Eva Bloom .... ink artist
Deborah Boone .... painter
James Bushell .... xerographer
Vincent Cafarelli .... animator (as Vincent J. Cafarelli)
Russell Calabrese .... assistant animator
George Cannata Jr. .... layout artist (as George Cannata)
Marylin Carrington .... ink artist (as Marylin C. Carrington)
Doug Compton .... assistant animator
Dorothy K. Connor .... inbetween artist
Linda Daurio .... background artist
Jack Dazzo .... animator
Grace DeAgazio .... painter
Gerry Dvorak .... assistant animator
Rose Eng .... checking and planning
Kevin Fox .... xerographer
Henry B. Groskinsky .... xerographer
Lu Guarnier .... animator (as Lucifer Guarnier)
Cecile Hargan .... checking and planning
Klara Heder .... checking and planning
Patricia Hoyt .... assistant animator
Betty Huntemann .... ink artist
Edna Jacobs .... ink artist
Mark Karen .... inbetween artist
Hilde Kevess .... painter
Cotty Kilbanks .... background artist
Candy Kugel .... animator
Rhonda Inez Loftin .... painter (as Rhonda Forbes)
Deborah Lomax .... painter
Carol Millican .... assistant animator (as Mary Carol Millican)
Fred Mogubgub .... animator
Aline Ratke .... ink artist
Steve Salerno .... xerographer
Carrie Schoenfeld .... painter
Diane Sparagano .... painter (as Diane J. Sparagano)
Jan Svochak .... animator
Mary Szilagyi .... assistant animator
Mary Taracka .... assistant animator
Muriel Trachtenberg .... painter
Kathy Vaccaro .... painter
Carol Way .... painter
Frank Weiss .... xerographer
John R. Yengle .... xerographer
Editorial Department
Jonathan W. Levy .... assistant editor (as Jonathan Levy)
Music Department
Stan Berenstain .... lyricist
Elliot Lawrence .... conductor
Lanny Meyers .... additional orchestrator
Other crew
Charlotte Fleischman .... production coordinator
Cindy Kunst .... assistant to producer
Ann Steindecker .... production coordinator

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30 min

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Okay for the kids, I guess, 13 December 2012
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

This seems like quite an obscure Xmas special, yet it appears to have a bit of a cult following. I'm not into Dr. Seuss-style rhyming myself, but it was bear-able. Man, I am so witty.

It features a family of country bears who head out into the forest on Xmas Eve to find the perfect Xmas tree. The problem is the very tree trunk is home to a skunk, and other forest animals. So they keep looking, and singing. Tree no. 2 is so regal it's home to an eagle. Yeah, I'm beginning to see where this is going.

The animation is nothing special, but the backgrounds are occasionally nice, and it succeeds in creating a nice, snowy atmosphere. I can't imagine I'll be watching this twice though.

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