The boy who wanted to be a bear


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….


  • Production year: 2002
  • Format : 75′
  • Category: Animated Feature-length film
  • Type : Animation
  • Technique : 2D
  • Director : Jannick Astrup
  • Authors scenario: Bert Haller and Michel Fessler
  • Producers : Les Armateurs, Dansk Tegnefilm 2, France 3 Cinéma and Carrere Group
  • Service provider: Colour design, compositing, special effects 2D-3D and production of 3D sets
  • Distributor : Gebeka Films
  • Public : Young public
  • Release of the film :
    • Cinema release : December, 2002
    • DVD release : August, 2003