The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!

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  • NR
  • 2000
  • 48 min
  • 7.2  (451)

The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! is a heartwarming animated movie that follows the story of a small, tangerine-colored teddy bear named Tangie. He gets lost and ends up in a thrift store with the other unwanted toys, hoping to find a loving home before Christmas. As the days pass by, Tangie realizes that he may never be picked by any child as he is often overlooked due to his unappealing color.

Fortunately, a kind-hearted child named Zachary came into the thrift store looking for gifts for his siblings. Even though Zachary was warned by the store owner that Tangie may not make the best Christmas present due to his tangerine color, Zachary saw the teddy bear's genuine kindness despite his appearance and decided to take him home.

As Zachary and Tangie journey home, they face many challenges together. Along the way, they meet other toys that have been abandoned, as well as an old discarded Christmas tree who once had a special purpose. They are all searching for a loving home, especially during the holiday season.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus is at the North Pole preparing for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve. She notices that one of Santa's toys, a red wagon made for a little girl named Holly, is missing. She tells Santa that the toy needs to be found before dawn on Christmas Day. Being the selfless being that he is, Santa postpones his trip until the toy is found so that no child misses out on receiving the gifts they deserve.

As Zachary and Tangie reach home, they discover that a Christmas tree farm is closing down, and all the trees, including the one that Zachary had his heart set on, will be burned. Zachary and Tangie team up with the other toys and the old Christmas tree to come up with a plan to save the trees, and ultimately, their own lives from destruction.

The toys try to appeal to the store owner to let them give the trees to needy families instead, but the owner refuses to listen. Meanwhile, Santa and his elves arrive, and they are searching for Holly's missing wagon. Santa realizes that the lost toy may be inside the thrift store, and he sends his elves to investigate.

As things get worse and the clock ticks down to Christmas, Tangie and the other toys use their wits and teamwork to save the Christmas trees, and in the process, they help Santa to find Holly's missing wagon. Finally, Santa rewards the toy's kindness and empathy by giving all of them a new home and family on Christmas day, which includes little Zachary.

Overall, The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! is a family-friendly story that teaches about kindness, empathy, and working together to overcome challenges. Despite its silly, tangerine-colored protagonist, it holds an important message about never judging people (or bears) based on their appearance, and instead, finding the good in everyone. With its whimsical plot and star-studded voice cast including Tom Bosley, Jenna Elfman, Howie Mandel, and David Hyde Pierce, it's a charming holiday tale that will touch the hearts of anyone who watches it.

The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! is a 2000 animated movie with a runtime of 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!
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    7.2  (451)