The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (2002)

  |  Animation, Family

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When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is.



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Cast & Crew

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Jannik Hastrup


Bent Haller (screenplay), Michel Fessler (supplementary screenplay), Tom Wayland (adr script)

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3 June 2014 | janiav
| Loved this as a child!
I saw this when I was about six years old (in Danish) and I loved it! I remember that I really wanted to see it at again, but I couldn't remember the title of the movie ("Drengen der ville gøre det umulige"), so I never did. :( Though it's a long time since I saw this, I know it was the best movie I ever saw as a child I truly missed it for years.

I'm sure it's still an amazing movie for children though it never got very well known as so many other children's movies like the Disney-productions, which to me is very sad.

I haven't got a lot more to say about this movie, the whole story is so cute and original. And I must say, though it's not a totally realistic-looking movie like the ones made nowadays, it's very beautiful and simple looking, like a water-color painting.

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Release Date:

18 December 2002


Danish, Swedish

Country of Origin

Denmark, France

Box Office


DKK32,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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