What would you do if you found a baby polar bear in your shed? In the latest clip from Roger Spottiswoode and Brando Quilici’s “The Journey Home,” a miraculously unafraid and endearing boy actually faces that unlikely scenario. In case you were wondering what a polar bear cub is hungry for ahead of an epic adventure back to its mother, the answer is fruit snacks.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “When Luke Mercier (Dakota Goyo) heard some noise outside his house, he never could have guessed what he would find. Discovering a young polar bear cub that has been separated from its mother, Luke knows he has to do something to help. Despite the warnings of his family and friends, Luke speeds off on a snowmobile, with the cub in tow, deep into the frozen wilderness. But when a violent storm closes in, Luke’s mother (Bridget Moynahan) and family friend Muktuk (Goran Visnjic) frantically search for the daring pair as they defy starvation and below freezing temperatures so both boy and bear can complete their own journeys home.”
Check out the heartwarming exclusive clip above. The arctic adventure’s distribution rights are being handled by RLJ Entertainment. “The Journey Home” will be released on DVD on September 22.