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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Colebourn
Colonel Barret
General Hallholland
Jonathon Young ...
Corporal Randy Taylor
Captain Elliot
Robert Gauvin ...
Sgt. Major Picard
Timmy (as Joshua Ballard)
Timmy's Mother
Arne MacPherson ...
Wallace (as Arne Macpherson)
Nathan Valente ...
Chris Sigurdson ...
Major Crawford (as Christopher Sigurdson)
Carson Nattrass ...
Captain Osbourn


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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To avoid infringing on Disney's copyright and trademark of Milne's work, the phrase "Winnie the Pooh" was never mentioned throughout the movie. See more »


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Winnie the sweetie
20 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It all starts in a world war environment, guys ready to serve their country, kill and be killed. Then as he is taking a walk in the local town, this soldier comes across a bear killer's shop, with bear skins everywhere. Then that little cub makes herself heard, and the soldier can't bear (haha!) the idea of the little one being skinned so buys it and tells his soldier unit this should be their mascot, their buddy, the little thing that could guide them and give them some warmth in the eve of a potential big fight. All fall in love with the cub, now named Winnie, and as weeks go by, all protect her and look after her. The key-soldier and his new best friend share a tent with Winnie at night. She is so cute and full of surprises, everybody falls in love with her. Difficult times and events follow, both for the army guys and Winnie, and then her destiny wraps up, as well as theirs. Not a blockbuster, but a very nice movie to watch on a Sunday afternoon, and one that makes you think again, in a nice way, about how animals can affect our lives. I recommend this film, if you are emotional, get some tissue. :-)

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