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Knut and His Friends (2008)

Knut und seine Freunde (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 March 2008 (Germany)
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This documentary shows the early life of polar bear Knut that had to be hand fed by Berlin zoo employee Thomas Dörflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby in 2006.

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Michael G. Johnson (as Michael Johnson)

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Theresa Alto (screenplay), Rainer Bergomaz | 2 more credits »
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Thomas Dörflein Thomas Dörflein ... Self
Knut Knut ... Self
Dietmar Wunder Dietmar Wunder ... Narrator (voice)
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This documentary shows the early life of polar bear Knut that had to be hand fed by Berlin zoo employee Thomas Dörflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby in 2006.

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Fine Documentary for Young Children About the Life of Young Bears
18 February 2010 | by martys-7See all my reviews

Knut, became a world celebrity when his polar bear mother rejected him after birth and he was raised by his keeper at the Berlin Zoo. This documentary follows very closely the interaction of the adorable bear cub and his keeper who was required to care for him basically 24 hours a day. Two other related stories are featured in the movie: a pair of brown bear cubs in Belarus whose mother has been killed and a polar bear mother raising three cubs.

Knut is the poster bear for his endangered family and the global warming that is melting the ice caps. The movie touches lightly on those themes but its focus is on the bears' interaction and development with Knut as the main star -- which he is.

There are some cheesy aspects such as the narrator being the wind and a second rate chirpy R&B soundtrack, however, one has to consider that this film is intended for young children. As such, it is relatively light and breezy yet educative, moving, and entertaining. This is a must see for families with children under 12 and viewers of all ages whose inner child loves bears and nature.


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6 March 2008 (Germany) See more »

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