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A Bear Named Winnie ()


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It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant... See more »

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Harry Colebourn
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Colonel Barret
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General Hallholland
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Protheroe
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Macray
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Corporal Randy Taylor
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Captain Elliot
Robert Gauvin ...
Sgt. Major Picard
Joshua J. Ballard ...
Timmy (as Joshua Ballard)
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Timmy's Mother
Arne MacPherson ...
Wallace (as Arne Macpherson)
Nathan Valente ...
Evans
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George
Chris Sigurdson ...
Major Crawford (as Christopher Sigurdson)
Carson Nattrass ...
Captain Osbourn
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Conductor
Paul Christie ...
Officer #1
Grahame Merke ...
Officer #2
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Officer #3
Robert Huculak ...
Company Captain
Mark Burgess ...
Father
Samson Weiss Willis ...
Young Boy
Glen Thompson ...
Dispatch Rider
Michal Grajewski ...
Freckle-Faced Private
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Nurse
Evelyne Anderson ...
Matronly Woman
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Mrs. McGuiness
Chrislyn Austin ...
Muriel
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Tanner (as Stephen Eric Mcintyre)
Dave Leader ...
Cowboy Wrangler
Larry Martineau ...
Fiddler
Geordie Cheeseman ...
Bugler
Chester ...
Young Winnie
Charlie ...
Young Winnie
Bonkers ...
Grown Winnie
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Background Performer (uncredited)
John Brown ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Cory Cassidy ...
Officer (uncredited)
Roy MacEachern ...
Canadian soldier (uncredited)
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Young Harry Colebourn (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Kent Harrison

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Simon Vaughan ... (story)
 
John Goldsmith ... (written by) and
John Kent Harrison ... (written by)

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Justin Bodle ... executive producer
Gub Neal ... supervising producer
Kim Todd ... executive producer / producer
Devan Towers ... executive producer
Simon Vaughan ... executive producer / producer

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Charlie Mole

Cinematography by

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Jean Lépine

Film Editing by

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Ron Wisman

Editorial Department

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Bob Ablack ... color corrector
Ron Wisman Jr. ... assistant editor

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Heike Brandstatter
Coreen Mayrs

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Craig Sandells

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Laura Souter

Set Decoration by

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Maryam Decter

Costume Design by

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Charlotte Penner

Makeup Department

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Lori Caputi ... key hair stylist
Celina Clements ... assistant hair stylist
Amanda Kuryk ... daily makeup artist
Jennifer Machnee ... assistant makeup artist
Beth Ann McIvor ... second assistant makeup artist
Doug Morrow ... key makeup artist

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Jeff Bessner ... post-production supervisor
Ellen Rutter ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Antoniuk ... first assistant director
Emily Drake ... trainee assistant director
Richard Duffy ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Ricardo Alms ... lead carpenter
Andrew Beck ... key scenic painter
Mark Burym ... on-set carpenter
Bruce Cook ... set dresser
Greg Gardner ... graphic artist
Kim Hamin ... assistant property master
Sheldon Johnson ... scenic carpenter
Robert Kestler ... on-set dresser
Lisa Manchulenko ... lead greens
Ray Peterson ... props builder
Christopher Saborowski ... head greensperson
Brian 'Smitty' Smith ... construction coordinator
Chris Sol ... head carpenter
Sherry Starkell ... art department coordinator (as Sherri Starkell)
Mark Stratton ... property master
Kathryn Stuart ... lead set dresser

Sound Department

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Justine Angus ... adr editor
Jennifer Brass ... foley assistant
Jean-Raphaël Dedieu ... sound editor
Don Dickson ... re-recording mixer
Anthony Faust ... adr mixer
Michael Gabriel ... adr recordist
Peter Hodges ... sound editor
Leon Johnson ... production sound mixer
Paul Morrow ... boom operator
Alan Sallabank ... sound editor
Virginia Storey ... foley artist
Mark Wright ... re-recording mixer

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Mark Gebel ... key special effects
Tim J. Langevin ... special effects assistant

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George Barbour ... digital artist
Gavain Browne ... digital effects artist
Alan Church ... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Cloutier ... visual effects producer
Tom Collier ... lead compositor
Jared Jones ... digital compositor
Jason Korber ... visual effects: pre-vis
David Margolis ... digital compositor
Clive Milton ... visual effects executive producer
Kate Porter ... digital compositor
Brendan Taylor ... visual effects coordinator

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Andrew Simpson ... stunt double
Rick Skene ... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patrice Dagenais ... dolly grip / key grip
John Durica ... lead electric
Allen Fraser ... still photographer
Christopher M. Gower ... best boy grip (as Christopher Gower)
Casey Harrison ... assistant camera
Jason Heke ... second assistant camera
Clermont Lapointe ... gaffer
Martin Lapointe ... assistant chief lighting technician
Sharon McIntyre ... lead grip
Jim McNulty ... generator operator
Brian Sanders ... first assistant camera (as Bryan Sanders)
Paul Suderman ... camera operator
Shauna Townley ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Errin Clutton ... casting associate: Canada
Ally Day ... casting assistant
Kathy Driscoll ... casting: Winnipeg (as Kathleen Driscoll)
Stephanie Gorin ... casting: Toronto
Kathleen Howell ... casting associate: Toronto
Jennifer Koenig ... casting associate: Winnipeg
Patricia Kress ... extras casting assistant
James McKenzie Moore ... casting assistant (as James Moore)
Lori Stefaniuk ... extras casting
Craig Stokes ... casting: UK
Karen Williams-Posival ... casting associate: Toronto (as Karen Williams)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Penny Charles ... wardrobe designer
Nadine Falk ... extras costume coordinator
Alan Flyng ... costume supervisor: UK
Patricia J. Henderson ... assistant costume designer
Lauren D. Martin ... truck costumer
Heather Neale ... set costume supervisor
Julie Pederson ... costumer
Lauren Rauch ... truck costumer

Location Management

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Bernard Narvey ... location manager
Cliff Sumter ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Andrew Pearce ... orchestrator: conductor

Transportation Department

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John Bekavac ... transportation coordinator
Dale Bracken ... daily driver
Karver Kaminsky ... transportation captain
Scott Quantrell ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Chantel Bourrier ... set production assistant intern
Dave Brown ... firearms safety coordinator
Cory Carson ... assistant animal trainer
James Clayton ... stand-in
Lisa Craik ... assistant accountant
Colette Desjardins ... production accountant
Dana Dubé ... animal trainer
Danishka Esterhazy ... director observer
Natasha Fowler ... production coordinator: UK
Patrick Irwin ... executive: Box TV
Kirk Jarrett ... horse wrangler
Alf Kollinger ... stand-in
Ruth LaBarge ... animal trainer
Scott Layton ... assistant production coordinator
Dave Leader ... horse wrangler
Tamara Mauthe ... production coordinator
Allan McGowan ... security officer
Alanna Mills ... script supervisor
Jocelyn Mitchell ... office production assistant (as Jocelyn Shindle)
Cameron Neuman ... production accountant
Janet Remy ... production administrator
Russell Roth ... key craft services
Leslie Stafford ... unit publicist
Justin Thomson ... executive: Box TV (as Justin Thomson-Glover)
Andrew Simpson ... animal coordinator (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, who has a natural rapport with animals, saves a black bear cub from being killed by a hunter, who killed the cub's mother. Not knowing what else to do with the cub, Harry brings her along to camp to act as the unit's mascot, who he names Winnie - short for Winnipeg. Most of the men in the unit bond with Winnie, but having such a mascot is against the wishes of the head of the Canadian Expeditionary Force's veterinary division, Colonel Barret. Barret is a tough but fair man, who may have more problems than Winnie in the form of the Expeditionary Force's commanding officer, General Hallholland, a dipsomaniac who uses his position in the army for his own vainglorious purposes. Winnie's stay with Harry and the unit is not always a smooth one, especially in trying to stay under Barret's radar. Over time, Winnie becomes completely tame, craving human companionship, which Harry realizes is a problem as the unit is scheduled to get shipped overseas to England and eventually to France to do their duty on the front lines. Sending Winnie back into the wild may no longer be a viable option, as Winnie has a mind of her own, but finding a home for her where she will get the human companionship she craves or else possibly die from not having what she needs - which means an owner that understands that she's no ordinary bear - may be a problem. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Un ourson nommé Winnie (France)
  • Winnie, un ourson de légende (France)
  • A bear named Winnie (Sweden)
  • Az igazi Micimackó (Hungary)
  • Un urs pe nume Winnie (Romania)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia At White River Ontario (on the north shore of Lake Superior) there is a park and a large monument to Winnie the bear who became Winnie The Pooh. See more »
Goofs The troop train is a CPR train yet the coaches are green. CP's passenger coaches were always maroon. See more »

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