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The Great Bear (2011)

Den kæmpestore bjørn (original title)
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Jonathan spends his vacations alone with his grandfather on the edge of a forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins. When she disappears, he has to venture into the heart of the forest to rescue her.
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Credited cast:
Markus Rygaard ... Jonathan (voice)
Alberte Blichfeldt Alberte Blichfeldt ... Sophie (voice)
Flemming Quist Møller Flemming Quist Møller ... Jægeren (voice)
Elith Nulle Nykjær Elith Nulle Nykjær ... Morfar (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lennart Jähkel ... Jägaren (voice)


Jonathan, 11, usually spends his vacations alone with his grandfather who lives on the edge of a vast forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins him. But it's not cool to be stuck with a little sister, so he does what he can to avoid her. He succeeds entirely too well: Sophie is kidnapped by a giant, 1000-year-old bear. Now, Jonathan has to venture into the heart of the forest to confront the strange beings that dwell there and rescue his sister. "The Great Bear" is Esben Toft Jacobsen's feature film debut. Written by DFI - Danish Film Institute

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Rated PG for mild violence and peril | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The hunter applies leaves to the wound on Jonathan's wrist as a bandage after saving him from the big pit. In the shot immediately after Jonathan looks at it confusedly, it's gone, as well as the wound. See more »


Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.14 (2014) See more »

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Ugly and frightening
20 June 2013 | by franbelle10See all my reviews

This is a Greenpeace tale told by the Brothers Grimm ! Frightening, nearly gore sometimes, and yet targeting children. There is nearly no rest along, nearly no cheerful moments and a constant oppressive atmosphere. Computer graphics are disputable ; the bear is acceptable but humans are sub-standards. Environment is OK but dark as the rest and lacking details. Story is nothing to remember of ; it has been told again and again, following the Disney rules, linear and predictable. Music - but is there any music at all ? Any tune to remember ? Ugly, frightening, dark, sub-quality. Definitively not for children under 10, and, IMHO, probably of low interest to the rest of us.

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Release Date:

10 February 2011 (Denmark) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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