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
First film based on a Disney theme park attraction. Followed by The Haunted Mansion (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2017),Tomorrowland (2015) and Jungle Cruise (2021). See more »
When the bears are being spun in the booth in the diner, they are alternately seated/dancing between shots. Tennessee also alternates between wearing a sweater and a vest. See more »
[coming out of the car wash, Officer Hamm's hair looks like doo-wop style hair]
Your hair looks ridiculous.
[Officer Cheets turns to find that his hair is longer]
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After the final credits, an outtake featuring Officers Hamm and Cheets shows them walking out of the car wash with shrunken clothes and wild hair. See more »
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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