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Raymond Briggs' The Bear/The Animal Train
Raymond Briggs' The Bear/The Animal Train
Actor: Raymond Briggs
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
G     2003     0hr 26min

RAYMOND BRIGGS' THE BEAR: Here's the delightful animated film based on the popular children's book about a young girl named Tilly who visits the zoo and accidentally drops her teddy bear into the bear exhibit. That night, ...  more »


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Actor: Raymond Briggs
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Animation
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/09/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 26min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This film is stunning.
Danny French | London, UK | 12/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't think these reviews really give the impression of how simply beautiful this film is. In 1998 when the film premiered on Channel 4 I was fourteen - there is no age barrier for The Bear. The visual imagery is in a class of its own, and Howard Blake's score must surely rate as one of the most heartfelt and beautiful of the last decade.It's really hard for me to convey my enthusiasm for this picture - suffice it so say that, in my opinion, it surpasses The Snowman.Do buy this film. Whether you're eight or eighty it will enchant. I'm off to watch it again.Danny,
London, UK"
All the kids love The Bear
Danny French | 01/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a 4 1/2 year old and 3 year old and we all have enjoyed watching this video for endless hours. We got it when the kids were younger, and the nice thing is, it doesn't matter if the kids can't talk yet because athe scenes and music tell the story without words. My husband and I enjoy it. Everyone who has seen this video at our house has asked how to get it. Even the grownups have their eyes glued to the screen."
A lyrical, magical story
Danny French | 01/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I showed this to a class of kindergarteners and they all sat quietly for the 30 minutes to amazing feat! The art is beautiful and the story sweet. Don't miss it, whether you have kids or not."
Disney changed it for the worse.
Danny French | 12/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Bear originally did (as stated in the Amazon editorial review information) "embrace a lost art: the wordless narrative." That is what you get when purchasing the VHS version of this wonderful short film. However, when Buena Vista Home Video (Disney) got a hold of it for the DVD they added narration and sound effects. The film suffers for these changes. I own the VHS version and have enjoyed it as an adult and with my children. I was excited to learn of a DVD version and ordered it as soon as it was available. However, I am disappointed in these changes and encourage you to purchase the VHS over the DVD.As for The Animal Train it is pleasant enough and my 3 year old, who loves trains, has watched it repeatedly. But, it is not in the same class as The Bear (the original VHS version)."