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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 19:57:53

Wasn't expecting that ending!

Me and teen Dd are sat like this fshock

Who know it was such a tragic tale?!

TheFirstLastKiss Sat 24-Dec-16 20:08:31

I always thought the big brother was the Dad in the book.
Poor bear though fsad

OutDamnedWind Sat 24-Dec-16 20:10:05

What happened? Didn't watch it, but intrigued now!

idril Sat 24-Dec-16 20:12:08

That was AWFUL!

At least in the book it's ambiguous whether the bear wanted to make friends.

Poor bear.

Northernlurker Sat 24-Dec-16 20:12:30

What happened???

Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 20:14:29

Well it all seems to be about missing grandad who appears to be no infer with them.

Then a friendly bear who follows them home but they're scared (bar one) so he goes home lovely to his cave all alone with no friends. He disappears into a dark cave and even his footprints are washed away from sight!

WallisFrizz Sat 24-Dec-16 20:15:59

The bear was friendly and they shut him out in the cold. They had recently lost their grandad and were grieving. All in all really, cheery Christmas viewing.

Northernlurker Sat 24-Dec-16 20:16:25

Ok, that happens in the book though. Quite clear the bear is sad and lonely

RatOnnaStick Sat 24-Dec-16 20:17:22

Oh God. Mil is excitedly saving this for the children next week, we've promised not to let them know it's on (6 and 3, they won't have a clue) but if it's sad there's no way I'm letting them see it.

Saucery Sat 24-Dec-16 20:17:40

Total sobfest. There are no Christmas animations I can safely watch.

Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 20:21:03

Northern - it was just very explicit though ugh; the book is only very subtle and more like a fantasy adventure outside. This was brutal!

WallisFrizz Sat 24-Dec-16 20:21:45

I think you can take your own interpretation of the bear from the book. It is well and truly hammered home on tv what a pitiful character the bear is. My 5 yr old seemed to like it tho. Probably cos I allowed him to stay up late to watch it.

Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 20:28:04

Yes 3yo nephew enjoyed watching it, totally oblivious!

It was the 14y teen as well as me and my sister!

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 24-Dec-16 20:30:13

Yep, we were slightly depressed by the ending too. Poor bear. fsad

megletthesecond Sat 24-Dec-16 20:32:30

It was a bit miserable for Xmas telly.

Saucery Sat 24-Dec-16 20:35:24

Not as miserable as The Snowman. Can't even watch that anymore.

SoWorried2000 Sat 24-Dec-16 20:39:02

Awful sad We have just lost my Nan so we were all sobbing. Happy Xmas eve angry

Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 20:51:02

sad sorry to here that soworried

Hulababy Sat 24-Dec-16 21:54:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsJamin Sun 25-Dec-16 09:10:08

We watched it very excitedly and were really disappointed, the main thing about going on a bear hunt is the rhythm of the words and it was lost amongst the other dialogue. Also why make it more explicitly sad? I wouldn't watch that again.

MrsJamin Sun 25-Dec-16 09:10:45

Also why wasn't Michael rosen mentioned in the end credits? Unless he didn't like the way they did it?

clumsyduck Sun 25-Dec-16 10:54:18

We watched the last 10 min this morning as ds desperate to go to bed last night . I read this thread and though wow people are crying I didnt get that feel from what we had watched .

Watched end - cried grin

Hulababy Sun 25-Dec-16 18:30:03

Yes it was the last 10 minutes when it all went a bit 😲

FreddoBaggyMac Tue 27-Dec-16 12:28:54

We loved it! DS was a bit sad about the bear though.

WickedGirl Tue 27-Dec-16 20:57:02

My three year old wasn't happy......."aw, poor bear mummy. He hasn't got any friends"

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