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A Bear Named Winnie (2004)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama, War  |  12 December 2004 (Canada)
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It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant... See full summary »

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Harry Colebourn
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Macray
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Corporal Randy Taylor
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Timmy's Mother
Arne MacPherson ...
Wallace (as Arne Macpherson)
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Major Crawford (as Christopher Sigurdson)
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Captain Osbourn
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It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, who has a natural rapport with animals, saves a black bear cub from being killed by a hunter, who killed the cub's mother. Not knowing what else to do with the cub, Harry brings her along to camp to act as the unit's mascot, who he names Winnie - short for Winnipeg. Most of the men in the unit bond with Winnie, but having such a mascot is against the wishes of the head of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's veterinary division, Colonel Barret. Barret is a tough but fair man, who may have more problems than Winnie in the form of the Expeditionary Force's commanding officer, General Hallholland, a dipsomaniac who uses his position in the army for his own vainglorious purposes. Winnie's stay with Harry and the unit is not always a smooth one, especially in trying to stay under Barret's... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG for mild thematic material and brief language | See all certifications »

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At White River Ontario (on the north shore of Lake Superior) there is a park and a large monument to Winnie the bear who became Winnie The Pooh. See more »

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The conductor announces arrival at White River while it is dark outside the train yet when the passengers debark, it is sunny. See more »

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Finally, Winnie minus the commercialism.
14 December 2004 | by (Saskatoon, Canada) – See all my reviews

Winnie the Pooh has and always will be my first love. From A.A. Milne to Disney, he's a beloved character ... or, shall we say, she?

While I'd always known the true story of Pooh, it was refreshing to finally see it displayed to the world without having to look it up. The fact remains that Winnie was a real character, Canadian, and an inspiration to more than just stories. This film captures that ideal with vigorous emotion and as something I'd willingly watch again.

A must for anyone interested in Canadian history, or simply the 'silly willy nilly old bear'.


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