The Bear and the Squirrel


Award-winning 4D film The Bear and the Squirrel is Aardman’s first major piece of content for the theme park market.

The film first opened to the public in 2019 at fantasy themed amusement park Efteling as part of its Fabula attraction. Comprising of a pre-show and main show with 4D effects, including smells, water and wind, the film follows a grumpy young bear who is taken on a tour of different habitats around the world after refusing to share his bed with an inquisitive red squirrel.


Aardman has partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, specialists in immersive cinematic attractions to distribute The Bear and the Squirrel worldwide.


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Directed by

Steve Harding-Hill

Creative Director

Steve became Creative Director for Aardman’s Commercials and Short Form division in 2016 and is responsible for the creative direction of the studios partner content productions.

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  • 2020
    Park World Excellence Awards
    Winner — Park World Excellence Awards
    • Best Dark Ride or Media Based Experience
  • 2019
    London Creative Awards
    Winner — London Creative Awards
    • Best CGI

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Ngaio Harding-Hill

Head of Attractions & Live Experiences

Ngaio is the Head of Attractions & Live Experiences at Aardman, responsible for the strategic development and management of a portfolio of global live events, attractions and exhibitions.

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