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Historia de un oso (2014)

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An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

Director:

Gabriel Osorio Vargas (as Gabriel Osorio)

Writers:

Daniel Castro (script), Gabriel Osorio Vargas (as Gabriel Osorio)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

Chile

Release Date:

23 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Um Urso See more »

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The premise is inspired by the Pinochet regime in Chile which tore families apart and imprisoned many innocent civilians. See more »

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Quite nice....and my second favorite of the nominees.
6 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This Chilean film is from Gabriel Osorio Vargas and is the story of a bear who is stolen from his family and forced to perform in the circus. What makes this one so memorable is the way the story is told...as a story within a story that is being told through automatons built by a bear!

The Computer graphics, though very nice, are probably the reason I'd list this as my second favorite of the nominees. It's nice...but these days I've seen quite a few CGI films that are frankly better looking. A lovely film but not quite good enough to earn the Oscar for Best Animated Short in my opinion. I'll be sure to update this review to let you know if it wins, though with a Pixar short and Don Hertzfeldt's short, I think "Bear Story" has a difficult and less likely chance to win the award.

UPDATE: "Bear Story" did win. Didn't guess right this year!


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