CPM's The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear at MoMA


New York, NY (February 3, 2005) – The animated classic The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear, soon to be released on DVD by Central Park Media, will be screened at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 11:30 am EST as part of Ford Family Programs at MoMA's Watch This! Films for Tweens series.

Admission to the film's screening is free for children ages eleven to fourteen with adult companions. For further information, the public may call 212-708-9805, 212-247-1230 (TTY), or e-mail [email protected] For those unable to attend the screening, Central Park Media will be releasing this captivating film as a Collector's Series DVD in English and French with English subtitles priced at $29.95 SRP and as an English only DVD priced at $19.95 SRP on Tuesday, February 8, 2005.

About The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear
Directed by Jannik Hastrup (Circleen: City Mice), music by Bruno Coulais (Winged Migration) and animation production by Les Armateurs (The Triplets of Belleville).

A mother bear's cub dies in the Arctic wild, and her mate steals a human boy to be their son. The mother bear loves the child more with each passing day, and he grows as wild and free as the strongest bear. When the boy's human father arrives to reclaim his son, the child must choose his destiny. Can he return to the life of humankind, or will his heart forever be the heart of a beast?

For more information on this film, please visit http://www.boybearmovie.com.

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U. S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm.

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