When a greedy businessman discovers that there is gold underneath a dam, he decides to demolish the dam and claim the gold for himself, and tricks a witch's young daughter to help him in order to keep Bamse from stopping him.
Bamse's friends go on a quest to find the Thunderbell, the ingredient that makes Bamse strong. Meanwhile, Reinard pretends to be a good guy to supplant Bamse as the hero of the town and win the affections of Mickelina.
Sweden's most popular comic book character - the bear Bamse - will now get his first own feature film. In "Bamse and the city of thieves" the strongest bear in the world and his two friends Little Hopp and Shellman show that the best weapon against evil is -friendship (and a few drops of Grandma's Thunder Honey of course).Written by
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I had my hopes set high for "Bamse och tjuvstaden", at least as high as one could have for a Swedish animated feature. It was truly a joy to see these classic characters finally come to life for real through this beautifully animated movie. The Taiwanese studio they hired to animate this really did their jobs well, the colors were amazing, and overall it looked very faithful to the original comics by Rune Andreasson.
Sadly, most of the good things about this film stops there, as the story feels dumbed down compared to what at least I have come to associate with 'Bamse' over the years. Due to this, the dialogue feels very unnatural most of the time. The voice acting suffers too, most likely as a result of the direction.
An extra plus for a movie targeted at children being transgender- friendly, though!
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