The Bear


1h 36m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Told from the bears' point of view, an orphaned bear cub is befriended by a Kodiak bear, and together they chase two intruding hunters out of the forest.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bear, Björnen, Il Orso, ours
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Drama
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Austria; British Columbia, Canada; West Germany; United States; Dolomites, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Told from the bears' point of view, an orphaned bear cub is befriended by a Kodiak bear, and together they chase two intruding hunters out of the forest.

Crew

Jacques Allaire

Animal Services

Fabienne Alvarez

Sound Editor

Pierre Andrieux

Consultant

Monique Angeon

Animal Trainer

Jean-francois Auger

Post-Production Sound

Donald Austen

Other

Keith Bauer

Animal Trainer

Frans Baumgartner

Construction

Patrice Beaud

Other

Rino Bernardini

Camera Assistant

Claude Berri

Producer

Sonja Beutura

Location Manager

Michael Blair

Animatronics

Patrick Bleuzen

Animal Trainer

Barthelemy Boagaert

Camera Assistant

Noelle Boisson

Editor

Didier Bongibault

Animal Trainer

Veronique Boucheny

Other

Gerard Brach

Screenplay

John Brownjohn

Story By

Simon Buckley

Other

Alssa Burke

Other

Sue Bushell

Animal Trainer

Billy Byers

Original Music

Denis Carquin

Post-Production Sound

Xavier Castano

Assistant Director

Claude Charat

Animal Trainer

Olivier Chiavassa

Color Timer

Alexander Courage

Original Music

James Oliver Curwood

Source Material (From Novel)

Christiane D'hotel

Animal Trainer

Alfred Deutsch

Production Manager

Monty Diamond

Consultant

George Dietz

Art Director

Francoise Disle

Costumes

Carlo Docouto

Animal Trainer

Arnaud Duboisberranger

Camera Operator

Laurence Duval

Storyboard Artist

Philipp Eason

Other

Katharina Enger

Continuity

Maguy Fernandez

Animal Trainer

Johann Fickel

Special Effects

Danielle Fillios

Assistant Editor

Dave Forman

Animatronics

Marie-france Gaboret

Animal Trainer

Roberto Garzelli

Sound Editor

Andreas Gerbl

Camera Assistant

Leonard Gmuer

Production Manager

Danilo Gobber

Animal Trainer

Antony Greengrow

Art Director

Irene Gross

Location Manager

Pierre Grunstein

Associate Producer

Bernard Heinrich

Animal Trainer

Christian Henning

Animal Trainer

Bernhard Henrich

Property Master

Isabelle Henry

Assistant Director

Joseph Hiebelier

Other

Michele Hollander

Assistant Editor

Francois Hugues

Technical Advisor

Norbert Iborra

Other

Corinne Jorry

Costumes

Jiri Juda

Props

Ian C Kelly

Video

Jean-alain Kerfriden

Animal Trainer

Madeleine Klein

Animal Trainer

Dieter Kraml

Animal Trainer

Anne Lafarge

Editor

Nathalie Laforge

Animal Trainer

Maryvonne Leclerc-cassan

Technical Advisor

Gerard Ledu

Post-Production Sound

Jean-pierre Lelong

Art Department

Thierry Leportier

Animal Trainer

Bernard Leroux

Sound Mixer

Elisabeth Leustig

Casting

Eric Lipmann

Music

Yvan Lucas

Color Timer

Heidi Ludi

Art Director

Toni Ludi

Production Designer

Claude Luquet

Continuity

Mario Luraschi

Animal Trainer

Anne Manigand

Assistant Editor

Valerie Marcou

Casting

Carlo Margraf

Production Manager

Eric Mauer

Music

Eric Mauer

Sound Editor

Mario Melchiorri

Art Department

Frederic Moreau

Other

Max Mutschlechner

Other

Benedicte Nambotin

Assistant Editor

Karl Nefzer

Other

Uli Nefzer

Special Effects

Andreas Nemitz

Animal Trainer

Willy Neuner

Special Effects

Florian Nilson

Assistant Director

Andre Noel

Animal Trainer

Alex Nouveau

Other

Hannes Patry

Production Accountant

Helga Patry-ploiner

Production Accountant

Doug Peacock

Consultant

Virginie Petit

Other

Jerome Peyrebrune

Camera Assistant

Michele Picciaredda

Assistant Camera Operator

Patrick Pittavino

Animal Trainer

Bretislav Pojar

Animator

Norbert Preuss

Location Scout

Walter Pucker

Animal Services

Laurent Quaglio

Sound Designer

Laurent Quaglio

Music

Philippe Raths

Assistant Director

Marie-florence Roncayolo

Continuity

Philippe Rousselot

Dp/Cinematographer

Philippe Rousselot

Director Of Photography

Corinne Rozenberg

Sound Editor

Philippe Sarde

Music

Carlo Savina

Music Conductor

Hans-jurgen Schmelzle

Makeup

Claire Sels

Assistant Editor

Doug Seus

Animal Trainer

Doug Seus

Consultant

Lynne Seus

Animal Trainer

Janou Shammas

Unit Manager

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

Alfons Spindler

Animal Trainer

Roman Stefanski

Animatronics

John Stephenson

Production Supervisor

Colette Suder

Production Accountant

Jacqueline Tolianker

Other

Myriam Touze

Camera Assistant

Pierre Tremouille

Other

Robert Tygner

Other

Noel Vandendries-lestienne

Animal Trainer

Sonia Vandendries-lestienne

Animal Trainer

Marlen Vanthuyne

Location Manager

Jean-philippe Varin

Technical Advisor

Claude Villand

Sound Mixer

Albrecht Von Bethmann

Animal Services

Kurt Von Vietinghoff

Location Manager

Trixi Waizenauer

Production Accountant

Gilbert Weiser

Animal Trainer

Sandy Whitelaw

Screenplay

Sandy Whitelaw

Writer (Dialogue)

Mark Wiener

Animal Trainer

Susan Willett

Casting

Mak Wilson

Other

Clint Youngreen

Other

Clint Youngreen

Animal Trainer

Film Details

Also Known As
Bear, Björnen, Il Orso, ours
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Drama
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Austria; British Columbia, Canada; West Germany; United States; Dolomites, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Award Nominations

Best Editing

1989
Noelle Boisson

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1989

Released in United States November 1989

Released in United States on Video May 30, 1990

Released in United States September 10, 1989

Re-released in United States on Video March 21, 1995

Wide Release in United States November 3, 1989

Shown at Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria November 20-30, 1989.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 10, 1989.

Formerly distributed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video.

Began shooting May 18, 1987.

Re-released in United States on Video March 21, 1995

Released in United States on Video May 30, 1990

Released in United States September 10, 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 10, 1989.)

Released in United States November 1989 (Shown at Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria November 20-30, 1989.)

Wide Release in United States November 3, 1989

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1989