Ranked #4852

Control Bear [Wonder Garden]

Alternative Titles

Japanese: Control Bear [WONDER GARDEN]


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 18, 2013
Producers: Studio Colorido
Source: Unknown
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: PG - Children
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A young girl is transported to a magical world by a storefront bear in this anime short by Studio Colorido.


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Arai, Youjirou
Arai, Youjirou
Ishida, Hiroyasu
Ishida, Hiroyasu
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Aug 24, 2015
This short takes less than five minutes to watch, but it is a lovely way to spend five minutes.

Story (7):

The story follows a child who sees a moving teddy bear in a shop window. He transports her to a fantasy world full of living teddy bears. It is a captivating, whimsical experience.

The plot is simplistic, and easily enjoyable. Not to mention it is beautiful to watch. I also like the open ending.

Characters (7):

Nothing much is known by the characters. They don't even have names or lines. However, even though they never speak, their immediate friendship is clear through nonverbal communication and facial expressions.

Art (10):

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Jul 9, 2015
Story: 9
As this is so short, there's not much time for an outstanding story to be told, but in its short duration, Control Bear makes a great impression on the watcher. Throughout the movie I was captivated and enjoyed the whole thing.

Art: 10
Wow!! The art and animation is wonderful. Strongly reminds me of Ghibli. Beautiful colors and character design. Just the art itself makes me want a longer version.

Sound: 10
The continuous song throughout this is very sweet and bubbly. Definitely added to the enjoyment of the movie.

Character: 9
There aren't any other major characters in this except for the young girl who gets transported into the read more
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