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The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (2002)

Drengen der ville gøre det umulige (original title)
When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is.

Director:

Jannik Hastrup

Writers:

Bent Haller (screenplay), Michel Fessler (supplementary screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Vilstrup Marlon Vilstrup ... Little Bear Boy (voice)
Joachim Boje Helvang Joachim Boje Helvang ... Older Bear Boy (voice) (as Joachim Boie Helvang)
Otto Brandenburg Otto Brandenburg ... Male Bear (voice)
Paprika Steen ... Female Bear (voice)
Anne Clausen Anne Clausen ... Older Bear Girl (voice)
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ... Raven (voice)
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Man (voice)
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Woman (voice)
Carla Docherty Carla Docherty ... Little Girl Bear (voice)
Claus Ryskjær Claus Ryskjær ... Dog / Wolf (voice)
Jesper Klein Jesper Klein ... Whale / Musk Oxes (voice)
Lisbet Dahl Lisbet Dahl ... The Northern Wind (voice)
Ellen Hillingsø ... The Sea / Bear Aunt (voice) (as Ellen Hillingsøe)
Anne-Lise Gabold Anne-Lise Gabold ... The Spirit (voice) (as Anne Lise Gabold)
William Tarding William Tarding ... Child (voice)
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Storyline

To heal the sorrow of his mate after the death of their bear child, a male polar bear steals a newborn child from a nearby man and woman. The bears bring up the boy as their own, and he learns how to live like a bear. But the woman despairs over the loss of her child, and the man hunts down the bear family and brings the boy home. The boy faces the choice between becoming a boy again or learning how to be a bear on his own. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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bear | polar bear | blood | spirit | wolf | See All (7) »

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Animation | Family

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark | France

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

18 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK32,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$806,725
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon became the first cartoon ever to be released in a Greenlandic language version. See more »

Connections

References Samson and Sally (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Farvel
Lyrics and music by Martin Brygmann
Performed by Otto Brandenburg
Arranged and played by Martin Brygmann and Peter Michael Jensen
Mixed in 4C Studio by Rune Zetterström
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The kind of movie we don't see every day, but nothing more...
26 January 2007 | by RJGomesSee all my reviews

There's something touching about this movie, probably the message, but the most different thing from all the other is, definitely, the story... The most close that i ever seen was Disney's "Brother Bear", but if you are expecting the same kind or the same quality of movie you're completely wrong...

The art is really good, without the computer work of today's animations, but with a genius work of the paper and pencil, that makes you feel that we still have a traditional industry of animation.

The story is very uncommon, that's a fact, but it sucks, and for some people i guess it probably let them go away and don't want to finish it...

It's not a movie for every one and i suggest a parental guidance, because the story it's not linear and the children can be hurt with some screen-shots...

If you want to see something different, then take the opportunity, it will be a good choice, but if you want to see a amazing movie then go and see "Brother Bear"...


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