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A Bear Named Winnie is a drama that was released in 2004. The movie starts out in 1914 with a soldier on his was to training camp in Valcartier, Canada for World War I, and he come across a man with a bear cub. The hunter had most likely shot the cub's mother and wanted to sell the female cub for twenty dollars. Lt. Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbender) buys the cub and takes it with him to training camp. Colebourn names the cub Winnie after Winnipeg Manitoba his hometown. The cub soon becomes the camp mascot, the men love her, and she is very friendly and soon craves the company of humans. As time goes by it is evident that returning her to the wild is not an option any more. The men are getting ready to be sent to Europe to do their duty on the Western Front, so they smuggle Winnie into England as the unofficial mascot of the regiment. Before they leave for France Colebourn makes the decision to take Winnie to the London Zoo. They fall in love with Winnie in London; she is friendly, gentle and loves the attention of humans. She is the star of the London Zoo and becomes an inspiration to many.

During her stay in the London Zoo Winnie becomes friends with a child named Christopher Robin, Christopher loves to visit with Winnie and they bond. Christopher has a stuffed bear named Edward, and he renames his stuffed bear, Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin's father is none other than A.A. Milnes and Christopher's love for Winnie inspires the story of Winnie the Pooh. At the end of the war Colebourn decides that Winnie would stay at the London Zoo for the rest of her life, she lived until May 1934.

A Bear Named Winnie is an Drama, Kids & Family, TV Movie movie that was released in 2004 and has a run time of 1 hr 30 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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PG
| 2004 | 1 hr 30 min | 7.0/10
Cast
Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry
Director
John Kent Harrison
Language
English
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