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King of the Grizzlies (1970)

Ernest T. Seton, an American artist and author, tells the story of a mighty grizzly.

Director:

Ron Kelly

Writers:

Jack Speirs (screenplay), Rod Peterson (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Yesno John Yesno ... Moki
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... The Colonel
Hugh Webster Hugh Webster ... Shorty
Jack Van Evera ... Slim
Wahb Wahb ... The Grizzly King
Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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Ernest T. Seton, an American artist and author, tells the story of a mighty grizzly.

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Plot Keywords:

wildlife | bear | based on book | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Only the Indian who called him brother could challenge mighty WAHB, ruler of the Rockies! See more »

Genres:

Western | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grizzlybjörnen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Connections

Featured in L'ami public numéro un: Les ours (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Campfire is Home
By Jack Speirs
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Pleasant wildlife story for a quiet evening's viewing
26 April 2002 | by dsboudSee all my reviews

John Yesno as Moki, Chris Wiggins (I) as The Colonel and Hugh Webster as Shorty in a pleasant enough family film, more of a grizzly life?s documentary with a sparse human element wrapped around it than an actual movie, about the life of a male grizzly from cub to adult. During his life as a cub, he loses his mother and is rescued from certain death by a Cree Indian, Moki, and released in the high mountains surrounding the ranch Moki works on for the Colonel. The story shows the viewer a gentle, laid back view of the life of a typical bear with beautiful high mountain scenery and a glimpse of the rugged life of those intrepid souls who went west with a dream and established the big cattle ranches that eventually lead to the settling of the wide open country once owned by the Indians and animals, who unlike these, lived together in harmony. Good for a time when you just want a quiet nature story and great mountain photography as not much in the way of excitement happens until near the end when the big bear?s future becomes very uncertain after he crosses the tough rancher. 2 our of 4 stars db


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