The boy who wanted to be a bear - 2002
Special Mention at the 53rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2003.
Type: 2D Animated feature
Authors: Bert Haller, Michel Fessler
Script by: Jannick Astrup
Producers: Les Armateurs, Dansk Tegnefilm 2, France 3 Cinema, Carrere Group
Distributor: Gebeka films
Service provider: Colour design, compositing, special effects 2D-3D and production of 3D sets
Cinema release : December 18th, 2002
DVD release : August 20th, 2003
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In the fells a polar bear gives birth to a stillborn cub. In a cabin some way off a woman bears a strong and healthy boy. The polar bear is so grief-stricken at the loss of her cub that she lies down on the ice to die. Because of this her mate steals the woman’s baby. The little boy is raised by the she-bear, learning all the skills that a bear requires. The woman grieves deeply over the loss of her baby and the man vows to bring back the boy….