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
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Hemdale Home Video

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Cast

Maria Bonnevie
as Princess
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Critic Reviews for The Polar Bear King

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Norwegian fairy tale is confusing, long, and a bit scary.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Polar Bear King

cheesiest movie ever made period. it's trying to be serious and it's so obvious that it makes you laugh.

Graham Campbell
Graham Campbell

This movie, put very simply, is amateur at best and pathetic at worst. It could be mistaken as a high school attempt at filming a childrens' movie. The plot has no direction, the shots are haphazard, and the acting is awful. Every character has precisely two emotions: joyously happy, and completely miserable. The special effects are awful, as in the case of the polar bear, whose nose is clearly made from cheap plastic. An awful, corny movie from start to finish, I warn you: don't watch it.

Sage Salve
Sage Salve

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.

Emily Rose
Emily Rose

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