The animated adaptation of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is now available for streaming in the US exclusively through Amazon Prime Video, available to Prime members at no additional cost. Originally commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK, the 25-minute special debuted Christmas Eve with 8 million viewers tuning in (23.5% audience share) to make it the channel’s highest-rated program of 2016.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure in search of bears. The animation features the voices of Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) as Mum, Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife) as Grandma, and Mark Williams (Harry Potter) as Dad. The book’s author Michael Rosen plays the Bear.
The film also boasts an original theme song “Me & You” from singer-songwriter George Ezra.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is produced by Ruth Fielding and Camilla Deakin from Lupus Films with Norton Herrick as executive producer for Herrick Entertainment and Helen McAleer and Julia Posen as executive producers for Walker Productions. Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw are co-directors. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jay Hunt, Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, Beth Willis, Head of Drama, John Hay, Head of Specialist Factual and Commissioning Editor, Drama Liz Lewin. It is a Lupus Films Production in association with Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions and Herrick Entertainment for Channel 4 Television Corporation with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.