We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns to the West End this summer at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 4 July. Music, laughter, rhymes, rhythms and repetitions together with puppetry, paint, water and mud…. not to mention a bear – we’re not scared! – making this fun-filled adventure the perfect theatrical outing for young families.

Sally Cookson’s hugely inventive production set to Benji Bower’s lively musical score is a mischievous celebration of play, utilising everyday objects and materials to capture the imagination and propel audiences into the world of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s much loved picture book. This West End season marks the 10th anniversary of touring for the production.

Discover more here.

Live on Stage

This year We’re Going on a Bear Hunt will be brought to life with Lupus Films’ beautiful hand-drawn animation on screen and a live orchestra performing the award-winning soundtrack by Stuart Hancock.

Developed in association with City of London Sinfonia, the ‘Live in Concert’ presentation also includes a lively introduction to the musical world of ‘Bear Hunt’ as well as fun sing-alongs and original closing credits song ‘Me & You’ by George Ezra.

Intermusica are delighted to represent We’re Going on a Bear Hunt The Film: Live in Concert worldwide. For more information visit Intermusica here.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

We’re teaming up with Visit Isle of Wight for some very special Isle of Wight family adventures in 2018.

Throughout the year the Isle of Wight will be hosting Bear Hunt Adventure Weekends for families; with exciting outdoor activities including a special Bear Hunt trail in conjunction with the National Trust and Robin Hill and with a chance to meet the Bear and claim your free We’re Going on a Bear Hunt badge!

You can immerse yourself in a real-life We’re Going on a Bear Hunt experience where you can ‘swishy swashy through the long wavy grass; splish, splosh through the deep cold river; and squelch squelch through the thick oozy mud’.

Discover more with Visit Isle of Wight by clicking here.

The excitement is building for the ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ animated film that will be the star of the Christmas TV schedule this year. If you’re wondering just how Channel 4 transformed this short story into a half-hour adventure, The Mail Online have written a great review here revealing the secrets behind the film.

Join the bear hunt and tune in to Channel 4 at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve, with a repeat at 5:25pm on Christmas Day.

Rosie and the Bear

All 4 Games, Walker Productions and Lupus Films have partnered to launch an exciting new children’s app based on the film adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

Swish through the grass, splosh through the river, tiptoe into the cave and even play with the friendly bear himself. The brand new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt children’s gaming app is full of lots of fun activities to keep your little ones busy, from bug hunting in the long wavy grass to searching for crabs at the beach. This fun-packed game places children within the story,  inviting them to join in the bear hunt for themselves!

The animated film of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt will premiere on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm on Channel 4. But until then, children can interact with the story by downloading the app from the Apple, Android and Amazon app stores now for £2.99.

 

Check out the official game trailer here:

 

 

 

Bear Hunt Plush

 

Join the bear hunt and pick up your very own Bear Hunt plush toy, launched this month from Aurora!

These gorgeous Bear Hunt plush bears are now available in stores this month (in small, medium or large size) – in plenty of time for you to take home for Christmas!

You can pick up this bear from a range of retailers, including Waterstones, Foyles, Harrods, Blue Diamond Garden Centres and Haskins.

Martin Ringer at Auroraworld, says, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is an evergreen property that we have long wanted to develop into a plush character. The upcoming Channel 4 animation has given us the opportunity to make this dream a reality. Auroraworld has a long history of working with many classic children’s literary properties. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a fantastically exciting addition, and we know it will be a great success.”

Julia Posen, EVP and Commercial Director of Walker Books’ Group Rights and Development Division says, “Aurora has done an amazing job of bringing the character of bear to life and we are delighted to have them on board as our plush partner for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. With the film set to be a firm family favourite over Christmas, this beautiful bear is an irresistible gift for fans of all ages.”

Don’t miss this one-off half hour special on Channel 4 at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve, with a repeat at 5:25pm on Christmas Day!

This Christmas, we’re very excited that Channel 4 will be showing a half-hour adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, brought to life by the likes of Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams.

This festive adventure tells the story of Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog who embark on an adventure a day before Christmas after their parents (Colman and Williams) go to the rescue of grandma (Ferris). Spurred on by Katie’s love of grizzlies, the children go on a bear hunt through long grass and squelchy mud in a Christmassy tale ideal for family viewing.

Join the bear hunt and tune in to Channel 4 at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve, with a repeat at 5:25pm on Christmas Day.

Here’s a sneak preview…

With Christmas just around the corner, The Mirror have released a Christmas TV sneak preview of the best things on the box this festive season, featuring We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

The special animated adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt will be airing on Channel 4 on Christmas Day, produced by the makers of hugely-popular The Snowman and The Snowdog animation, Made with exquisite, hand-drawn animation, this ‘breathtaking’ film is set to enchant a whole new audience with its story of perseverance, optimism and a love of nature. Don’t miss it!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen and George Ezra

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This Christmas, Channel 4 will be airing a special animated adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! And it has just been announced that acclaimed British singer-songwriter George Ezra has written and recorded the theme song.

The 23-year-old, whose debut album Wanted On Voyage was one of the UK’s best-selling of 2014, has penned a distinctive, sweet song called Me & You for the film’s soundtrack. Me & You marks the first time that George has composed a bespoke song for film or television.

Speaking at Abbey Road Studios, where the film’s score was recorded, George Ezra said: “Growing up this story was one of my absolute favourites and my mum read it to all of us for many years. In fact she still reads it to her class at school. But this animation is so much more than just a Bear Hunt and I cannot wait for everybody to see it this Christmas. Ho Ho Ho.”

The original score for We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is composed and conducted by the multi-award-winning Stuart Hancock (Atlantis, Crazyhead) and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with City of London Sinfonia. The 53-piece ensemble was joined by 50 young singers from the London Youth Choir.

Stuart Hancock, composer, said: “It’s been a real thrill to create the music score for We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, and I’ve loved helping tell its story and capture all the new emotions that the animators have brought to it. Recording with City of London Sinfonia and London Youth Choir has been a blast and I can’t wait for the world to see this at Christmas!”
This Christmas, Channel 4’s half hour film will expand the universe of the much-loved book for a truly festive family treat. Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager), Pam Ferris (Matilda, Call the Midwife) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Father Brown) will breathe life into the brand new characters of Mum, Grandma and Dad respectively. Michael Rosen, who wrote the best-selling book, will play the Bear.

Produced by the makers of Channel 4’s hugely-popular The Snowman and The Snowdog animation, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been made with exquisite, hand-drawn animation. The film is set to enchant a whole new audience with its story of perseverance, optimism and a love of nature.

The official We’re Going On A Bear Hunt soundtrack featuring George Ezra’s Me & You will be available from Friday, 23rd December .

We’ve got a couple of fantastic editions of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt out this month.

The classic chant-aloud story by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury if perfect in a new board book edition, and you can bring the story to life as a pop-up adventure in the new Pop-up book!

 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Pop-Up Book Cover We're Going on a Bear Hunt Board Book Cover