* FridgeHorror: Cubby was released back into the wild. Without someone to protect them, cubs usually have a very short lifespan in the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Especially without a MamaBear to guard them.
* HilariousInHindsight: The poacher is played by [[Film/TheTenCommandments Charlton]] [[Film/BenHur Heston]], who would go on to become president of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_Association NRA]] from 1998 to 2003.
* JerkassWoobie: Yeah, Sean is an insufferable asshole but considering his mom died.
* MemeticMutation: "I want that BEAR!"
* MoralEventHorizon: After the poachers killed a mother polar bear, ''they tease the cub by flailing the mother's hide right in front of the cub's cage for fun.''