Children's author Maurice Sendak has written many books about the character of Little Bear and this is his first feature length film. Little Bear and Father Bear say goodbye to Mama Bear and set out to go on a camping trip to Pudding Hill. They take all they will need to fish, gather berries, and sleep out under the starry sky. Father Bear fishes for breakfast the next morning while Little Bear fills the canteens. Little Bear meets several new animals: Little Moose, Cub, and Mountain Lion. Some would become friends and one a potential danger to everyone. Cub becomes separated from his parents in a rainstorm. Cub doesn't tell Little Bear they are missing. Little Bear and Father Bear invite him to come back for a visit to their house. They bring back the berries they have gathered and dine on flapjacks that everyone tries a hand or paw at making. Cub stays and meets Little Bears friends before sleeping over. He is unaccustomed to living in a house, eating cooked food, and sleeping in a bed.
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The next day he tells Little Bear the truth about his lost family. The whole gang, including Cat, Duck, Hen, and Owl decide to paint posters and hang them in the woods to locate Cub's parents. They wander into the wilderness to look and become lost. They meet up with Poppy and Pete, two rambunctious foxes who guide them toward a cave to spend the night in and continue searching in the morning. They encounter their nemesis Mountain Lion and barely escape when Cub's father shows up just in time. Cub is reunited with his family and Little Bears parents show up too. It was an eagle that brought the parents to Little Bear's aid. They walk back home with the moose family as it begins to snow.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher