The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

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  • G
  • 1991
  • 30 min
  • 6.7  (285)

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas is a 1973 animated television movie that tells the charming story of Theodore Edward Bear, or simply Ted, voiced by Bob Holt. Ted is a bear who hibernates every winter and wakes up in the spring. This year, however, he doesn't want to go to sleep. The other animals in the forest are baffled by his behavior, and don't understand why he'd rather stay awake and explore the holiday season than rest and recharge.

Ted embarks on an adventure to discover the meaning of Christmas. He wanders through the city, encountering various humans who are all preoccupied with their own holiday traditions. He meets a young girl named Susie, voiced by Kelly Lange, who shares her holiday wish list with him. Ted quickly becomes infatuated with Christmas and goes all-out, trying to fulfill Susie's every wish on her list.

As Ted learns more about the holiday, he becomes determined to share the joy and magic of Christmas with his hibernating friends. With the help of his newfound friends, Ted devises a plan to sneak into the toy factory and take gifts directly to his friends' dens. Things don't go quite according to plan, however, and hilarity ensues as Ted learns some important lessons about the spirit of Christmas.

The film's animation is beautiful, and the attention to detail is stunning. The movie flawlessly captures the magic of Christmas, as well as the innocence and curiosity of childhood. The score, composed by Robert F. Brunner, is delightful and adds to the whimsical atmosphere.

Bob Holt's portrayal of Ted is charming, and his voice perfectly captures the character's curiosity and naivety. Kelly Lange's Susie is equally endearing, and their friendship is heartwarming. Michael Bell's performance as the other animals, as well as a couple of human characters, is nothing short of entertaining.

The film's message is simple but powerful: Christmas is about friendship and kindness, and it's something that everyone should have a chance to experience. The filmmakers do an excellent job of conveying this message without being preachy or heavy-handed.

Overall, The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time. It's a heartwarming tale that captures the magic and wonder of Christmas, and it's perfect for families looking for a holiday movie to watch together. The film's gorgeous animation, delightful score, and lovable characters create an enchanting holiday experience that will make even the biggest Scrooge crack a smile.

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas is a 1991 animated movie with a runtime of 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (285)