wonderful... She's so beautiful...
She's fantastic... She's... Gone!"
Brown Bear lives high in the snowy mountains.
Though he has Owl for company,
and the mice, squirrels, the birds and even the
fish in his lake for friendship,
something is still missing from his life. And that
"something" is found one
Winter's day, when Brown Bear encounters the
beautiful White Bear,
ice-skating on the lake.
Suddenly the little things of life come to
the fore. Brown Bear's home could do
with a clean, he really should darn his socks,
and the drafty cabin is rather lonely.
Brown Bear's in love, though it takes time
to register with him. Then he dreams of
meeting his White Bear again on the ice and
skating away with her. And so, with
Owl's asistance, Brown Bear sets out to woo
This FilmFair production is adapted from the
book by French author Martine
Beck. "Le Mariage d'Ours Brun et d'Ours
Blanche" featured illustrations by
Marie H Henry. The movie is appealingly simple.
There are no great dramas
here, no enemies to overcome, just the gentle
trials and tribulations of courtship
and romance. Brown Bear
and White Bear ice skate together, partake of hot
chocolate, and ski away together as romance blossoms.
Oh, but Brown Bear
simply can not find the courage to follow his heart
through. Eventually, he's
encouraged to put his flighty thoughts down
on paper. When White Bear reads
his words, her heart is won over...
Brown Bear's romance was so successful it
spawned a sequel. "White Bear's
Secret" was revealed by the same production
team in 1992.
Producer Peter Lewis co-wrote both adaptations
with Barbara Slade. They
went on to create The
Legends of Treasure Island, also for FilmFair, and
Barbara's ongoing writing credits include
episodes of Angelina Ballerina.
"Dear White Bear... Your eyes are
like stars, and your fur is
whiter than the moon. You have captured my
heart. Will you
look at the moon and stars with me, forever?"
FilmFair Production for
Central Independent Television
exec producer: David
Lewis with Barbara Slade
on the book by
Beck and Marie H Henry
original music: Barrington
dir of animation: Chris
prod man MIII: Louis
key animation: Doods
Busmente, Rey Dagsaan,
de los Santos, Jun Fernandez,
Libunao, Royce Ramos, Benny Quilitan,
layout artists: Kinjo
Estioko, Joy Estioko, Norman
dela Cruz, Jun Adanan III,
layout co-ord: Lynn
anim checking: Fran
colour styling: Marie
Turner, Candy Alejandrino Chaves
tracing co-ord: Roel
painting co-ord: Flora
Almario, Barbara Bago
paint checking: Angel
rostrum cam: Elias
Macute, Frank Aguila
prod assts MIII: Jepot
de Jesus, Mel Ladao
dub mix: Bob
telecin col: Colin
Sloss, Jackie Munro
Ackland (Brown Bear)
Bonham-Carter (White Bear)
Laurie (Owl / Mice)
official site for composer Barrington Pheloung...