The two hour movie produced with Power TV of the UK for CBC won a Crystal Heart Award at the 2005 Heartland Film Festival and received four Gemini nominations. The story of Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (played by Michael Fassbender) a Winnipeg veterinary soldier in the First World War who buys the bear cub which is to become the source for the Winnie the Pooh stories by A.A. Milne. This movie aired on CBC in December 2004 to 1.4 million viewers, one of the best audiences of the year or since.
Starring: Michael Fassbender as Lieut. Colebourn, Gil Bellows, Stephen Fry, David Suchet, Jonathon Young, Aaron Ashmore, Charlie and Chester as young “Winnie’, Bonkers as the fully grown bear.