One of the best things about Christmas is the chance to unwind with the family and relax in front of the television with a good film. This Christmas there’s a festive treat in store as one of our favourite books has been made into a feature film. We’re Going On A Bear Hunt comes to Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm with a repeat airing on Christmas Day at 5:25pm.
Written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt follows the adventures of a family (Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and dog Rufus) who want to catch a big one. Made with hand-drawn animation by Lupus Films and exclusively produced by Walker Productions, with voices from TV favourites Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams the film is set to become a huge hit this Christmas.
Ahead of the release, we were sent a sneak preview of the film and it’s made us even more exciting to watch it. Take a look here;
To accompany the new release, a range of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt merchandise is also available. We were sent the beautiful plush toy bear who really is as snuggly as he looks and he is available to buy in three sizes from Waterstones, Foyles, Harrods, Blue Diamond Garden centres and Amazon*.
The book is one of our favourites, published by Walker Books and is available to buy from all good bookshops including Amazon* in both paperback and board book format.
There’s also a Gaming App which is set for release priced at £2.99 which places children with the story inviting them swish through the grass, splosh through the river and tiptoe into the cave. There’s lots of activities to keep children occupied so we’ll definitely be adding that app to our collection over Christmas.
We’re also excited to hear that the DVD for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt is due for release in February 2017 which again is set to be a fantastic watch for little ones and big fans of the book. We can’t wait to watch it as the whole family enjoy reading the book and immersing ourselves into the adventures of the bear hunt.
Don’t forget We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will be on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm with a repeat airing on Christmas Day at 5:25pm. Will you be watching?
Disclosure: We were sent the goodies shown above for the purpose of this post. This post also contains affiliate links.
Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, aged 5 who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, aged 1 who loves noisy toys and feeding himself. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life as a family of four.