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Bamse and the Thief City (2014)

Bamse och tjuvstaden (original title)
The world's strongest (and kindest) bear has to save his kidnapped grandmother when the town's former thieves band together to steal everything they can, led by the dastardly fox Reinard.
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Credited cast:
Peter Haber ... Bamse (voice)
Morgan Alling ... Lille Skutt (voice)
Steve Kratz Steve Kratz ... Skalman (voice)
Magnus Härenstam ... Reinard Räv (voice)
Leif Andrée ... Knocke / Smocke (voice)
Tomas Bolme ... Berättare (voice)
Tea Stjärne Tea Stjärne ... Nalle-Maja (voice)
Shebly Niavarani ... Vargen (voice)
Ia Langhammer ... Farmor (voice)
Maria Bolme Maria Bolme ... Brummelisa (voice)
Tomas Tivemark Tomas Tivemark ... Buster Pirat (voice)
Edith Enberg-Salibi Edith Enberg-Salibi ... Katta-Lo (voice)
Karin Gidfors Karin Gidfors ... Fröken Fiffi (voice)
Susanne Kujala Susanne Kujala ... Farliga Flisan Sork (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicklas Lindh Nicklas Lindh ... Ola Grävling / Konstapel Kask / Troll (voice)


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 Tre vänner produktion AB

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Did You Know?


The Bamse logo used in the titles of this and the following films is not the standard comic book logo but taken from the classic films by Bamse creator Rune Andréasson. It first appeared in Bamse: The World's Strongest Bear (1972). See more »


Reinard Räv: STUPID OGRES!
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Followed by Bamse and the Witch's Daughter (2016) See more »


Bamse signaturmelodi
Written by Sten Carlberg
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Beautiful color and animation, dumbed down story
25 December 2014 | by jolle-94See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Bamse and the City of Thieves See more »


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