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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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There Must Be an Angel
by David A. Stewart (as David Stewart) & Annie Lennox
Performed by No Angels
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A cute and charming tale of friendship and acceptance.
25 July 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I found the Little Polar Bear a cute and charming animated tale, that teaches the values of friendship and accepting others. The animation is mostly beautiful with imaginative Antarctic landscapes, and a colourful portrayal of The South. I also loved the soundtrack sung by No Angels, and the sweeping incidental music beautifully played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The central characters, Lars and Robbie are very likable and sweet, their friendship adding to the film's appeal. The three "villainous" polar bears are quite nasty, and I will say all the characters are well voiced. I have two complaints, one being Caruso, while he is well animated and provides some of the humour, the humour got a bit too much, particularly over serious scenes. The film is also too short, so the secondary characters could have been developed more, had it been 5-10 minutes longer. Despite these complaints, I found it very charming, and I would definitely watch it again. 8/10 Bethany Cox.

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