Santa and the Three Bears

DVD Release: October 30, 2012
Santa and the Three Bears


Hal Smith narrates the tale of his old forest ranger days in Yellowstone Park, when he taught two little bear cubs the story and meaning of Christmas. Once Hal tells the bears about Santa Claus, the young cubs get overjoyed about the holiday season. However, their mother (voiced by Jean Van Der Pyl), wants peace and quiet in the cave so the bears can begin their long winter sleep. To make their Christmas wishes come true, Hal dresses up as Santa and sneaks into the cave in the middle of the night, only to find out that the real Santa had already visited the slumbering bears. This holiday tale is sure to warm the hearts of children and parents alike

Dove Review

This movie is a hidden treasure which should be seen by kids and families everywhere! It sure puts the viewer in the Christmas mood. The animation is terrific and the characters are delightful. A few terrific songs are featured too.

Mr. Ranger takes care of Yellowstone National Park and he is good friends with cubs Nikomi and Chinook and their mother bear. While the bears prepare for their winter hibernation, Mr. Ranger gets ready for Christmas, decorating his tree and enjoying the warmth of a roaring fire in his cabin. However, the cubs decide to leave the cave to frolic in the snow and they come across Mr. Ranger at his cabin, who tells them about the true meaning of Christmas, and the child born in Bethlehem. He also shares the legend of Santa Claus and soon the cubs are anticipating a visit from old St. Nick. Mr. Ranger decides to dress up as Santa himself as he doesn’t wish to disappoint the cubs. However, a terrible snow storm slows his pace. Just when it looks like the cubs will be disappointed, a bit of a Christmas miracle occurs.

We highly recommend this humorous and warm family story for all ages and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: The cubs and Mr. Ranger fall into snow banks a couple of times; a tree limb held back propels a cub into a snow bank.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Image Entertainment
Director: Tony Benedict and Barry Mahon
Producer: Tony Benedict
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 45 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter