The Little Polar Bear (2001)

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Little Polar Bear Videos

The Little Polar Bear Photos

Movie Info

Based on a series of Dutch children's books by Hans der Beer, the animated feature The Little Polar Bear is a German production made up of three separate stories about polar bear cub Lars. In the first, Lars meets and befriends a seal named Robby. In the second, he is stranded on an island and makes friends with a hippo, an eagle, and a killer whale. In the third, he and his friends plot to crash a ship that has been stealing all the fish out of the sea.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Animation , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Watch it now

Cast

Daran Norris
as Brutus
Dirk Bach
as Caruso
Barbara Adolph
as grandmother
Anke Engelke
as mother polar bear
Johann König
as lemming
Frank Schaff
as seagull
Michael McConnohie
as Mika [English Version]
Tom Fahn
as Boris [English Version]
Kimberly J. Brown
as Lena [English Version]
RuDee Lipscomb
as Greta [English Version]
Joe Ochman
as Caruso [English Version]
Sandra Fox
as Pieps [English Version]
Rebecca Forstadt
as Anna [English Version]
Steven Blum
as Henry [English Version]
Ralph Votrian
as Sophocles [English Version]
Mari Devon
as Nina
Joshua Seth
as lemming [English Version]
R. Martin Klein
as lemming [English Version]
Edie Mirman
as lemming [English Version]
Peter Lurie
as lemming [English Version]
Steve Kramer
as seagull [English Version]
Robert Axelrod
as seagull [English Version]
Steve Bulen
as [English Version]
Melora Harte
as [English Version]
Richard Cansino
as [English Version]
Dirk Bach
as Caruso
Tom Fahn
as Boris [English Version]
Mari Devon
as Nina
Joshua Seth
as lemming [English Version]
R. Martin Klein
as lemming [English Version]
Jason Spisak
as seagull [English Version]
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Little Polar Bear

All Critics (2)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 15, 2003
Daily Mail (UK)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
Daily Mirror (UK)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | April 20, 2003
Guardian

Audience Reviews for The Little Polar Bear

½

I saw a bunch of merchandise for this movie in a ton of stores, so I wanted to rent it. It's a german movie, but they dubbed an English version through Warner brothers. I never remember seeing anything about this movie in America. I was curious how it would compare to American or Japanese cartoons. First of all the animation style based on the original illustrations from the kids book series of the same name was delightful. It was really enjoyable to watch. It's storyline was oddly constructed, it's more 3 stories blended into one. The 1st story is about how Lars, the little polar bear wants to be friends with a seal, and everyone except this old wize Walrus discourages him. After awhile they decide it's ok. Then story 2, Lars falls asleep on an iceberg and during the night it detaches from the main iceberg and goes out to sea. He floats all night, and when he wakes up he's miles from home. He ends up on some tropical island like in Madagascar. There he befriends a hippo, that teaches him to swim. After frolicking around for a day he becomes homesick, so the hippo finds some other friends to take him back. First a bird carries him to the ocean. And I asked Wim, who was falling asleep by this point, "Do you really think any bird could carry a bear?" Wim mumbles from under 2 blankets, "Well you are seeing it there, so it must be true." This amused me greatly, because he said it all serious. This giant bird takes him to a whale, who takes him all the way back to his home. And he tells his friends and family how it was beautiful there, but he was glad to be home. I assumed it would end here, but then it went on to story number 3, where some black ship was taking all the fish, and everyone was starving. Now Lars has to somehow defeat this too. I thought overcoming prejustice, waking up half a world away and fighting this ship was a lot to do for one polar bear, but he came out just fine. Some of the side characters were annoying and useless. They had a woody woodpecker style Penguin, that grating on my soul and some depressing lemmings that did nothing but try to kill themselves. Anyway it was cute, but no Monsters Inc or Wallace & Gromit. It's made more for younger kids. [center][img]http://www.copyrights.co.uk/images/LPB01_696.jpg[/img][/center]

Laura Leydes
Laura Leydes
½

This has got to be a great movie and well filmed for animation. A wondeful and whimsical movie, filled with fun, heart warmth and a whole lot more...

Tom Hakes
Tom Hakes

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Little Polar Bear on our Movie forum!

News & Features