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Michael G. Johnson (screenplay)
Rainer Bergomaz (writer)
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6 March 2008 (Germany) See more »
This documentary shows the early life of polar bear Knut that had to be hand fed by Berlin zoo employee Thomas Dörflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby in 2006. | Add synopsis »
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Thomas Dörflein ... Himself
Knut ... Himself
Dietmar Wunder ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Michael G. Johnson  (as Michael Johnson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Theresa Alto  screenplay
Rainer Bergomaz  writer
Svetlana Egorova  writer
Michael G. Johnson  screenplay

Produced by
Jörn Röver .... producer
Cinematography by
Rainer Bergomaz 
Roland Gockel 
Manfred Andrej Hagbeck 
Alexander Huf 
Anton Klima 
Thomas Koppehele 
Yung Sandy 
Film Editing by
Bettina Vogelsang 
Production Management
Tina Mersmann .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Oliver Barth .... sound editor
Daniel Gilde .... sound designer
Daniel Gilde .... sound editor
Bernd Popella .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernd Popella .... sound supervisor
Peter Roigk .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Wolf Bosse .... digital intermediate producer
Nico Hauter .... hi-def colourist
Frieda Oberlin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Christian Tröger .... digital artist
Philip Whitfield .... hi-def colourist
Editorial Department
Thomas Schernikau .... on-line editor
Thomas Dörflein .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Knut" - Japan (English title)
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89 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful documentary, 15 December 2009
Author: etm1935 from United States

I already knew a great deal about Knut and his foster-mother, Thomas Doerflein, following them at the Berlin Zoo through international media coverage, so I was interested in this movie when it was released in Europe, bought it in German/European format, and viewed it with delight on my computer. When it became available in a format for Americans with English narration and subtitles, I was elated. Makes a lot of difference to be able to view it on the big TV (smile).

If you have spent a great deal of time at youtube viewing Knut and Thomas, or if you love Christian the Lion and spent time viewing the classic videos of Knut and Thomas, and Christian and his two young fellas, smiling and feeling good about the world, this is another super video to own. It certainly is a great movie for children, for the entire family. Don't hesitate to buy it as a permanent component of your media library (I hope you also own Christian!).

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