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Exclusive: Christina Chang’s Sequence Pitch on Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’

One of the film’s storyboard artists makes her first pitch of the ‘bears running through the city’ sequence from the new animated movie based on the popular series, now available on DVD and digital.

It all started with a bear stack, and now, those huggable and loveable bears star in their first TV movie. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today has released We Bare Bears: The Movie on DVD, which follows the film’s August 11 release on Digital. The animated tale continues the adventures of the We Bare Bears series, created by two-time Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, and executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios. 

In an exclusive clip shared with AWN, Chong sets up storyboard artist Christina Chang’s first pitch of the “bears running through the city” sequence.

We Bare Bears: The Movie brings adventure and the bear brotherhood to whole new levels; Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, and Bobby Moynihan return as the lovable bears Grizz, Ice and Panda. The movie also features recurring guest stars Cameron Esposito (as Ranger Dana Tabes); Ellie Kemper (as Lucy); Jason Lee (as Charlie); Patton Oswalt (as Nom Nom); Mel Rodriguez (as Darrell Zaragosa); and Charlyne Yi (as Chloe Park); Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place) as Agent Trout; and Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) as the internet-famous raccoon, Joey Raccoon.

Life is good for this lovable trio. But when their love of food trucks and viral videos get out of hand, it catches the attention of the menacing Agent Trout from the National Wildlife Control, who pledges to restore the "natural order" by separating them forever. Chased from their home, Grizz decides there’s only one thing they can do to find refuge: move to Canada! The Bears embark on an epic road-trip filled with new friends, dangerous obstacles, and massive parties. But most importantly, the perilous journey will force the Bears to face how they first met and became brothers, to keep their family from splitting apart.

The popular original series, We Bare Bears, debuted on Cartoon Network in 2014 and has run for four seasons. The DVD is stacked with bonus features including commentary, the movie pitch, early sketches, animation and pencil tests, and deleted scenes. We Bare Bears: The Movie carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada) and is rated TV-Y7.

Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment