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Great Bear, The

English title: Great Bear, The
Original title: Kæmpestore bjørn, Den
German title: riesige Bär, Der
Denmark, 2011

Director: Jacobsen, Esben Toft
Production company: Copenhagen Bombay
Co-producers: DR TV
Age recommendation: 7 years and up

3D animation for children. Jonathan, 11, usually spends his vacations alone with his grandfather who lives on the edge of a vast forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins him. But it's not cool to be stuck with a little sister, so he does what he can to avoid her. He succeeds entirely too well: Sophie is kidnapped by a giant, 1000-year-old bear. Now, Jonathan has to venture into the heart of the forest to confront the strange beings that dwell there and retrieve his sister.

"The film is the most sougth-after Danish children's film on the festival circuit this year." (Danish Film Institute, Nov. 2011)

Marketing strategies:
"The Great Bear" has been presented in more than 45 festivals and has been sold to over 25 countries, including France, Norway, Holland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Iran, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil.

Berlin Generation 2011, BUFF Malmö 2011, Stockholm Junior 2011, ITFS Stuttgart 2011, Zanzibar International Film Festival 2011, Zlin 2011, Haugesund 2011, Espoo Ciné 2011, Nuevamirada Buenos Aires 2011, Cinekid Amsterdam 2011, London IFF 2011, FICI Madrid 2011, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2011, Cinemagic Belfast 2011, Just Film Tallinn 2011, Ale Kino! Poznan 2011, Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2012, Toronto 2012, Cine-Jeune St. Quentin 2012, Pula 2013 (awarded), FIFEM Montreal 2014

Study guide: Flemish

Study guide: French

Study guide: Norwegian

Some additional media: Digital filmpage (Flemish)

World sales address/es:
Copenhagen Bombay (DK)

Sold to:
Nordisk Film (DK)
In The Air (NL)
Jef (BE)
Europafilm (Norway)