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The Little Polar Bear (2001)

Der kleine Eisbär (original title)
Lars is a young polar bear who finds the big, frosty world just a little overwhelming. Then he meets Robbie, who's funny, friendly, and a seal!


Piet De Rycker, Thilo Rothkirch (as Thilo Graf Rothkirch)


Bert Schrickel (screenplay), Thomas Wittenburg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mijail Verona Mijail Verona ... Lars (voice)
Maximilian Artajo Maximilian Artajo ... Robby (voice)
Jochen Busse ... Kalle (voice)
Mike Krüger ... Nalle (voice)
Bernd Stelter Bernd Stelter ... Palle (voice)
Ingolf Lück Ingolf Lück ... Mika (voice)
Vanessa Petruo ... Manili (voice)
Jeanette Biedermann Jeanette Biedermann ... Greta (voice)
Dirk Bach Dirk Bach ... Caruso (voice)
Sandro Blümel Sandro Blümel ... Pieps (voice)
Harry Rowohlt Harry Rowohlt ... Hippo (voice)
Adak Azdasht Adak Azdasht ... Lena (voice)
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Sopho (voice)
Barbara Adolph Barbara Adolph ... Großmutter (voice)
Anke Engelke ... Mutter Eisbär (voice)


Lars is a young polar bear who finds the big, frosty world just a little overwhelming. Then he meets Robbie, who's funny, friendly, and a seal!

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Germany]





Release Date:

4 October 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Polar Bear See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,000,301 (Germany), 5 October 2001
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Definitely for smaller children
16 February 2013 | by djansen24See all my reviews

If you are looking for something safe to watch for 3-7 year olds, you have found your movie. Der kleine Eisbär is about as innocent as you can be. Action is quickly followed by moments of rest (some of the best scenes are actually of the bears swimming around the Arctic ocean to absolutely dreamy music). And there is no overt violence. This movie does not exactly show model family relationships with parents who are wimpy and ill discerning and a son who basically deliberately disobeys them. Aside from that, there are subtle messages of interracial tolerance and cooperation scattered throughout, but ultimately the film is a journey experience. The problem is that it is not all that fun to watch except for young children. Curious George (another film made primarily for smaller children) left you grinning from ear to ear during the whole film, despite its many plot holes. Der kleine Eisbär will pretty much leave parents feeling, "Well, at least my kid really likes it." It is too disjointed a movie with payoffs that are too modest to be of much interest to anyone without kids. But, still, if you want a kids' movie...then buy Curious George...and then buy this one if you have some money leftover. ;o)

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