Bear Has a Story to Tell

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  • NR
  • 2017
  • 9 min

Bear Has a Story to Tell is a heartwarming animated adaptation of the beloved children's book by Philip C. Stead, brought to life by Mike Birbiglia's genuine and engaging narration. The story follows Bear, a kind and curious creature, as he wakes up from hibernation and sets out to share his story with his forest friends. As Bear searches for someone to tell his tale to, he encounters several animals who are too busy with their own activities to listen. However, Bear remains patient and persistent, knowing that his story is worth telling. Along the way, he meets a mouse who helps him gather firewood and a duck who joins him in a swim. The two of them are quick to realize that Bear has a story to tell, one they both want to hear.

The film captures the beautifully simple, yet powerful way in which Stead's book conveys the importance of kindness, patience and the value of storytelling. Director Maxwell Anderson expertly captures the warmth and charm of the forest, bringing the characters to life with charming animation and whimsical music.

Birbiglia's narration is perfectly pitched, capturing the sense of wonder and curiosity that drives Bear's journey. His easy-going delivery makes the story feel like a conversation with a trusted friend, inviting viewers to join Bear on his adventure.

At its heart, Bear Has a Story to Tell is a timeless fable about the power of stories to connect, inspire and heal. It celebrates the beauty of nature, the joy of friendship and the importance of taking time to listen to one another. The movie reminds us that sometimes the biggest adventures are the ones that unfold close to home, and that even the simplest of stories can be profound.

The film appeals to audiences of all ages, from children discovering the magic of storytelling to adults seeking a moment of quiet reflection. It is a perfect choice for family movie night, or as a relaxing way to end a busy day.

Bear Has a Story to Tell is a gentle and uplifting film that is sure to charm audiences young and old with its gentle humor, touching messages and beautifully crafted animation. It is a true gem of a movie, one that deserves to be treasured and shared with generations to come.

Bear Has a Story to Tell is a 2017 animated movie with a runtime of 9 minutes.

Where to Watch Bear Has a Story to Tell
Bear Has a Story to Tell is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent Bear Has a Story to Tell for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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