Australian Council on Children and the Media

Brother Bear

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What’s it about?

Kenai is an Inuit boy who lives with his two older brothers Sitka and Denahi. In their tribe they have a ceremony to celebrate boys growing up. At this ceremony the boys learn their animal symbol. Sitka is an eagle which means brave, Denahi is a wolf which means wise and Kenai is a bear which means love. Kenai is angry because he does not want to be a bear. One day Sitka is accidently killed by a bear and Kenai decides to hunt and kill the bear. When Kenai kills the bear, Sitka’s spirit decides to teach him a lesson and turns Kenai into a bear. Kenai must live as a bear until he learns his lesson.  As a bear Kenai makes friends with a cub named Koda and they work together to help Kenai return to his human form.

What to look out for

  • Kenai and Denahi have many brotherly fights
  • The bear roars loudly and can be scary
  • Both the bear and Sitka die
  • Denahi attacks and tries to kill Kenai when he is a bear

Moral of the Story

The main message of this story is that you should always try to see things from someone else’s perspective.

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