Ursa the Polar Bear

In Development
Format & Type: Animated series
Duration: 26 x 5'
Production company: Upnorth Film
Country of Production: Norway
Target audience: Preschool
Genre: Drama
Estimated Budget: €2,400,000 (development + production)
Confirmed Budget: 10%
Looking for: Distributor, Broadcaster, VOD platform/Streamers

A little polar bear Ursa and the friends face big and small challenges of the Arctic world.

Every day the little polar bear Ursa goes out from his cozy snowy den and meets his good friends for new adventures. A cute and playful seal puppy Selma, a small clumsy reindeer Reina, a slow and wise walrus-kid Ross and a little funny lemming Lemmy. They have fun and explore and discover the world in the Arctic together. The Arctic world is amazing and unique. There, the dark polar night lasts half a year, and the world is lit only by the stars and the northern lights. Then comes the short northern summer, when the sun doesn’t set over the horizon for many days. In all kinds of weather, Ursa is spending time with his friends, playing and learning new things together. And after all the day’s challenges, Ursa comes home tired, but happy and climbs into the mother’s reliable and gentle arms. She hugs Ursa and sings to her little one a beautiful Arctic bear-lullaby.

Pitching team

Mária Môťovská

Producer

Mária Môťovská graduated from production at FAMU in Prague. She is a co-owner of 2 companies in the Czech Republic - Maurfilm and Helium Film. She produced the project "Three voices”, which includes the Oscar-winning short "Daughter". Two of her films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and she has a Czech Lion nomination for best animated film. Currently lives in Norway and works for Storyline Studios and Upnorth.

Natalia M. Bratli

Screenwriter

Natalia M. Bratli has 30 years of animation experience, she has worked on short and feature cartoon films, animation series, commercials, and TV programs. She has been an animator, scriptwriter, storyboard and layout artist on over 20 projects at international studios in Moscow and Budapest. Currently, she directs and produces at ULVENFILM in Lillehammer, Norway, focusing on children's animation like "Little Grey Wolfy" and "Ursa - The Song of the Northern Lights."

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