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The Country Bears (2002)

Beary Barrington goes on an adventure to save Country Bear Hall by getting the Country Bears back together for a reunion concert.

Director:

Peter Hastings

Writer:

Mark Perez
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Joel Osment ... Beary Barrington (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Officer Cheets / Ted Bedderhead (voice)
Candy Ford ... Trixie St. Claire (voice)
James Gammon ... Big Al (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Fred Bedderhead (voice)
Toby Huss ... Tennessee O'Neal (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Henry Dixon Taylor (voice)
Stephen Root ... Zeb Zoober (voice)
Christopher Walken ... Reed Thimple
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Norbert Barrington
Daryl Mitchell ... Officer Hamm (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
M.C. Gainey ... Roadie
Alex Rocco ... Rip Holland
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Barrington
Eli Marienthal ... Dex Barrington
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Storyline

Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, this movie is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of "Behind the Music" rock and roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is. Written by Matt Dicker

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It's A Bear Getting The Family Together! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Daryl Mitchell's final movie before becoming paraplegic from a motorcycle accident in November 2001. See more »

Goofs

After Beary and Henry get into the bus to go get the band, there is a shot of Beary hanging out the window of the side of the bus. In the shot, the bus is clean, but this is before the bus goes through the car wash. The next outside shot of the bus shows it dirty. See more »

Quotes

Officer Cheets: What is that?
Big Al: [throws hammer down] That's a SIGN!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits (before the after-credits scene), despite being a Walt Disney Pictures release, the copyright says Touchstone Pictures. See more »

Connections

Featured in DVD-R Hell: Too Smart for Strangers (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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User Reviews

 
Great for children and inner children
27 December 2004 | by mogierSee all my reviews

I'd never heard of the Country Bears before - even the Disney attraction - and picked up the DVD for half price as a 'stocking filler' for my 8-year-old. I was pleasantly surprised - it's great to see something so innocent and good hearted that isn't packed with the sort of mawkish sentimentality that often finds its way into kids' films. The bears are the stars of the show, with some excellent costume puppetry and some great characters (my favourite is Zeb, who plays a mean fiddle). The story is a simple one, and you know how it's going to end. And I usually hate country music, but enjoyed the rocky tunes that punctuate the movie. This is the sort of thing that will keep most kids amused for an hour and a half - and any adult who can let their inner child out for a bit will get a kick out of it too. I'd be happy to see more of the Country Bears...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bears See more »

Filming Locations:

Franklin, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,309,675, 28 July 2002

Gross USA:

$16,990,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,012,097
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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