- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: January 20, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Genius Products (TVN)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Stunning nature footage and top-notch CGI combine in this Emmy-nominated children's special about a family of polar bears. THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE tracks a trio of animals--Ikuk and her two cubs--as they try to survive in the harsh landscape that is changing as a result of global warming. This film features the voices of Howie Mandel (DEAL OR NO DEAL) and Megan Follows (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES).
Description by Genius Productions:
THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE takes audiences to a whole new world
by combining wildlife footage of polar bears in the Arctic with cutting edge animation normally the domain of big budget studio features. The story begins with Ikuk who becomes pregnant for the first time. She gives birth to two beautiful cubs, Cassie and Asak, but is nervous about how to teach the cubs survival skills. The family befriends a skitter arctic fox, Pupa (voiced by Howie Mandel), who scavenges after their food and warns of threats from the dangerous, old polar bear, Krakush.
With the rise of global warming, Ikuk discovers her traditional hunting grounds have melted and is forced to take her family to dangerous .two-leg. territory to scavenge for food. There she is separated from her cubs, who must ward off unexpected danger before reuniting with their mom. At the end of their story, we learn that the narrator is Cassie, grown from a young cub into a mother herself, and she recounts this story from her youth to the next generation of bears.