The Polar Bear King (1993)
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Filmed in Scandanavia, The Polar Bear King is a visualization of an old folk tale. A handsome prince is slated to marry the less-than-attractive Queen of Summerland. He refuses, whereupon she calls upon her skills as a sorceress. Transformed into a polar bear, the luckless prince must seek out a human to help him break the spell. Filling the bill is a beautiful princess, who joins the hirsute prince on a perilous journey back to Summerland. Though ostensibly family fare, The Polar Bear King does carry a PG rating, so please exercise your own judgement before screening this one for the kids. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi … More
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Even though this fairy tale was based on an old Norwegian folktale, I bet I could have written a better script. And my goodness was this a low budget film or what? The polar bear looked like a bad animatronic in one of those haunted houses at the county fair. Other times he looked like a man in a suit. I think it would have been better if they used a real polar bear and if they had the polar bear and the princess have a relationship before they "fell in love." It was love at first sight and even in a fairy tale that makes me want to puke. Otherwise, it would have been a good movie.
I really didn't care for this movie. I can see how you could enjoy it if you watched it as a little kid and grew up with it, much like my love for the movie Magic in the Water. The polar bear costume was so bad that I laughed the first time I saw it appear on the screen.
I loved this movie.. I watched it all the time.. I couldnt get enogh of it when I was a little girl......
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