Olivia Colman is Going on a Bear Hunt

Olivia Colman will lend her voice to Channel 4’s animated version of Michael Rosen’s story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

She will play the Mum in the story of a family’s adventure in search of a bear. The cast also includes Pam Ferris as the Grandma and Mark Williams as the Dad who leads the hunt.

Michael Rosen will play the role of the bear in the animation which is due to air this Christmas.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max the baby and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure in search of bears.

Coming up against a host of obstacles the family ventures through whirling snowstorms, thick oozing mud and dark forests on their quest. But when Rosie and Rufus become seperated from the rest of the party it looks like bear-hunting might not be such fun after all…

Colman said: ‘What appealed to me about the story is the bond the family have – they care for, and look after, each other. Another wonderful aspect of the story is that it’s kids enjoying a natural adventure with their imaginations, fresh air and the wilderness. I love that they commit to their adventure… I would like to go with them!”

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