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The Little Polar Bear

The Little Polar Bear (Script error: No such module "lang".) is a franchise about a polar bear cub named Lars who first starred in a number of books written by Dutch author, Hans de Beer.

It later became an animated TV series for BBC TV, Lars, der Kleine Eisbär, in the 1990s. The show proved to be popular in Germany, but its English-dubbed version (titled The Little Polar Bear) had also gained a cult following with UK viewers.

The show was later revived between 2001 and 2003. For its first film, subtitled Der Kinofilm, Warner Bros. and animation studio Rothkirch Cartoon Film bought the rights to adapt the children's books into a feature-length film, released in 2001.

Following the success of the feature, several direct-to-video features were released, one of the new characters included was a tiger cub. In 2005, another film, The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island (Script error: No such module "lang".) was released and also proved successful.

The score to The Little Polar Bear (1) was composed by Nigel Clarke & Michael Csanyi-Wills and recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and was nominated for several awards.

Original BBC TV series adaptation

The Little Polar Bear
Television show information



Created by

Hans de Beer (Novel)

Written by

Birgit Quastenberg
Josef Schelle
Hans de Beer

Directed by

Theo Kerp

Voices of

Sue Sheridan
Jimmy Hibbert

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Original language(s)



In the mid-1990s there was a TV adaptation for the BBC, featuring the voice talents of Sue Sheridan and Jimmy Hibbert. The Animation of the series was by Sinan Gungor

  • Susan Sheridan - Lars, Lena, Peeps, Mummy Polar Bear,
  • Jimmy Hibbert - Daddy Polar Bear, various male voices


  • Lars - the little polar bear, main character of the show
  • Frieda, Lars' mother
  • Mika, Lars' father
  • Lena - the Arctic hare,
  • Peeps - the snow goose,
  • Brownie Brown Bear,
  • Mummy Brown Bear, Brownie's mother
  • Daddy Brown Bear, Brownie's father
  • The seagull acrobites
  • Fussy Husky
  • Zoophoo (walrus)


No. Cartoons Original airdate


This film was followed by five sequels:

  • The Little Polar Bear: Lars and the Little Tiger (2002)
  • The Little Polar Bear: The Dream of Flying (2003)
  • The Little Polar Bear: Nanouk's Rescue (2003)
  • The Little Polar Bear: A Visitor from the South Pole (2004)
  • The Little Polar Bear: The Mysterious Island (2005)
  • The Little Polar Bear 3 lars goes city

Voice cast

Character German Version English Version
  • Mijail Verona
  • Raffi (singing)
Wesley Singerman
Robby Maximilian Artajo Brianne Siddall
Kalle Jochen Busse
Nalle Mike Krüger
Palle Bernd Stelter
Mika Ingolf Lück Michael McConnohie
Manili Vanessa Petruo
Greta Jeanette Biedermann RuDee Sade
Caruso Dirk Bach Joe Ochman
Pieps Sandro Blümel Sandy Fox
Hippo Harry Rowohlt
Lena Adak Azdasht Kimberly J. Brown
Sopho / Sophocles Wolfgang Völz Ralph Votrian
Großmutter Barbara Adolph
Mutter Eisbär Anke Engelke
  • Hans Werner Olm
  • Johann König
  • Thomas Hackenberger
  • Roberto Capitoni
  • Joshua Seth
  • R. Martin Klein
  • Edie Mirman
  • Peter Lurie
Seagulls / Möwe
  • Santiago Ziesmer
  • Hans Werner Olm
  • Frank Schaff
  • Steve Kramer
  • Jason Spisak
  • Robert Axelrod

Additional English Voices

  • Daran Norris ... Brutus
  • Neil Kaplan ... Bert
  • Tom Fahn ... Boris
  • Rebecca Forstadt ... Anna
  • Steve Blum ... Henry
  • Mari Devon ... Nina
  • Edie Mirman ... Grandmother
  • Steve Bulen ... Other
  • Richard Cansino ... Other
  • Melora Harte ... Other

Voices in Brazil

  • Cáio César ...Lars
  • Charles Emmanuel...Robby
  • Luísa Palomanes...Greta

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