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Canadian animation studio bringing Berenstain Bears to big screen

November 6th, 2009 by Paul Martin

The well-loved series of children’s books The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain are coming to the big screen, thanks in part to Canadian animation studio Nelvana.

The company, based in Toronto, is responsible for several kid’s shows, many of them involving anthropomorphic bears, including Care Bears and Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear.

The authors’ son, Mike Berenstain had this to say: “My mother, Jan, and I are more than delighted that three outstanding names in the field of family entertainment, Shawn Levy, Walden Media and Nelvana, have come together to create a Berenstain Bears feature film. We are thrilled that their plans for an innovative and ambitious production will bring our family’s work to a new medium and to new audiences. I know that my father, Stan, who passed away in 2005, would have been tickled pink that his very own bears were going to be ‘in the movies!'”

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