The Country Bears

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Overview

The Country Bears comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Peter Hastings and the characters Ted and Zeb, a music video, karaoke capabilities, a television special featuring the Bears, and a mockumentary about them as well. This is a fine family friendly release ...
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Overview

The Country Bears comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Peter Hastings and the characters Ted and Zeb, a music video, karaoke capabilities, a television special featuring the Bears, and a mockumentary about them as well. This is a fine family friendly release from Disney/Buena Vista.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's commentary with special guests Ted and Zeb; The Country Bears: Out of the Woods" featurette; Music video MixMaster Jamboree; The Country Bears Concert for America (ABC Special); Sing-along viewing option; Krystal music video; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; THX-certified; Fullscreen (1.33:1); French language track
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Paws down, The Country Bears is the best live-action comedy ever based on a Disney theme-park attraction -- a sweet, cleverly cast surprise that's a subversively funny cross between The Jerk and The Blues Brothers. Taking its cue from the Disneyland original, the film relies on costumed characters rather than ursine computer-generation. Haley Joel Osment is the voice of Beary Berrington, a cub who worships the Country Bears, a legendary band that broke up a decade earlier following its "Hiber Nation" tour. When Beary, who has been adopted by humans, leaves home to find his birth parents, his pilgrimage takes him to venerable Country Bear Hall, the venue where his beloved band got their start. Discovering that it's about to be destroyed by a banker (a hilarious Christopher Walken) with a surprising old score to settle, Beary has an inspiration: reunite the long-estranged Country Bears for a benefit concert that will save their former stomping grounds. The film boasts a honey of a soundtrack: John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt, and Don Henley all lend their voices, and Brian Setzer participates in a "Devil Went Down to Georgia"-type battle of the bands. From slapstick comedy to sly and surreal humor, The Country Bears is all-ages fun.
All Movie Guide
Don't believe the critics. With songs by John Hiatt, vocals by Hiatt, Don Henley, and Bonnie Raitt, and appearances by Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, and rockabilly hero Brian Setzer, The Country Bears is far hipper than the animatronic troupe of fuzz balls from the old Disneyland theme show. The fantasy story plays out like a fur-covered The Commitments, with a bright dose of the old "let's put on a show" plot twist, but the young target audience won't find the familiar story line tiresome in the least, and parents will be relieved to see the Bears have soul, not just in their tunes but also in their intentions as well. Only the crustiest curmudgeon will complain that none of the humans in the film question the fact that the bears talk, walk upright, wear clothing, and can play guitar. This warm and fuzzy winner was drummed out of theaters by tepid reviews (a situation which unfortunately may preclude sequels), but the small screen at home may be the best place to watch this anyway. The Country Bears deserves an audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/17/2002
  • UPC: 786936202137
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Thx
  • Sound: THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,130

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Walken Reed Thimple
Stephen Tobolowsky Norbert Barrington
Daryl Mitchell Officer Hamm
M.C. Gainey Roadie
Diedrich Bader Officer Cheets, Voice Only
Alex Rocco Rip Holland
Meagen Fay Mrs. Barrington
Eli Marienthal Dex Barrington
Queen Latifah Cha-Cha
Krystal Harris Herself
Don Henley Himself
Wyclef Jean Himself
Elton John Himself
Willie Nelson Himself
Bonnie Raitt Herself
Brian Setzer Himself
Don Was HImself
Xzibit Xzibit
Haley Joel Osment Voice Only
Candy Ford Voice Only
James Gammon Voice Only
Brad Garrett Voice Only
Toby Huss Voice Only
Kevin Richardson Voice Only
Stephen Root Zeb Zoober
Richard Kind
Charles S. Dutton
John Hiatt
Technical Credits
Peter Hastings Director
C. Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Maria Baker Art Director
Dan Bishop Production Designer
George Bowers Editor
Jeffrey Chernov Producer
Nora Felder Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary Finn Set Decoration/Design
Seth Flaum Editor
Andrew Gunn Producer
John Hiatt Songwriter
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Ruth Lambert Casting
Steve Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Perez Screenwriter
John G. Scotti Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Young Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Who Am I Different?
2. We Gotta Save Country Bear Hall
3. Hitting the Road
4. Picking Up Fred & Zeb
5. Keeping the Dream Alive
6. The Chase Is On
7. Finding Trixie
8. What About Ted?
9. Beary Comes Home
10. To the Rescue
11. The Big Show
12. Artist Interviews/End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
      THX
         Audio Tests
            Play Test
         Video Tests
            Play Test
   Bonus Material
      The Country Bears: Out of the Woods
      Video Mix Master Jamboree
      The Country Bears Concert for America
      Jawin' With the Bears: Audio Commentary With Director Peter Hastings and Special Guests 2EB
      Sing With the Movie
         On
         Off
      "The Kid in You" Music Video, Performed By Krystal Marie Harris
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   Sneak Peeks
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      Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World
      Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
      101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
      Inspector Gadget 2
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Movie

    this movie has a lot to offer: comedy, love, and romance. it's a great movie for kids and family. i am 15, and i think this movie is both moving and inspiring to anyone. if you follow your dreams, you can do anything! Beary proved that in this movie. it is a must-see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2004

    Unforgetable!

    This movie was so awsome! I love it! Its got Comedy, Romance, and its defiantly a family movie. This movie was incredable!

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