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A Bear Named Winnie (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Colonel Barret
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General Hallholland
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Protheroe
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Macray
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Corporal Randy Taylor
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Timmy (as Joshua Ballard)
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Timmy's Mother
Arne MacPherson ...
Wallace (as Arne Macpherson)
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Evans
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George
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Major Crawford (as Christopher Sigurdson)
Carson Nattrass ...
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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A well produced film.
5 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A heart warming family story. We are a family of animal lovers and find this film very touching and worthy of studying the lives and habitats of the Canadian black bear. Very gentle and lovely ; the film is well produced and the casting is excellent. We bought a copy of this wonderful film in DVD form and guess it will be viewed by all our family members and many friends over the years to come. It certainly would make a very nice gift for birthdays and/or Christmas.

The countryside is green and cool and very relaxing to look at and the locations well sought out. Congratulations to all involved in the making.


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