Lupus Films, Walker Productions and Herrick Entertainment teamed up to produce a half-hour animated holiday special based on the hugely successful illustrated children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, which has sold over 9 million copies worldwide and been translated in 23 different languages.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and their pet dog Rufus, who decide one day to go on an adventure through the countryside in search of bears. The animation will bring to life the irresistible story and beautiful artwork of the 25 year-old classic and bedtime favourite and is set to enchant a whole new audience with its story of perseverance, optimism and a love of nature.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was aired in the UK on Channel 4 at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve, with a repeat on Christmas Day at 5.30pm. Over 8 million viewers tuned in overall, making it Channel 4’s most watched programme across all genres in four years.
The DVD of the film is now available to buy at: https://goo.gl/xoW78m
The soundtrack can be found at: https://goo.gl/X9i8Yu
Produced by Ruth Fielding and Camilla Deakin, with Helen McAleer and Julia Posen as Executive Producers for Walker Productions, and Norton Herrick as Executive Producer for Herrick Entertainment. Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw were the Co-Directors.
With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.