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* HappyEnding: The bear comes to his house to find his family hidden and alive as well. This only happens in the bear's story telled in the puppet show, the real life is [[DownerEnding another story]].

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* HappyEnding: The bear comes to his house to find his family hidden and alive as well. This only happens in the bear's story telled tale told in the puppet show, the show; real life is [[DownerEnding another story]].

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This short film is notorious for winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, the first Latin American animated work to win an Oscar and the first Academy Award ''period'' for Chile.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Where is the bear's family? What happened to them? [[AdultFea We'll never know.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Where is the bear's family? What happened to them? [[AdultFea [[AdultFear We'll never know.]]


* AdultFear: Evil men knocking down the door to your home and taking you away while your spouse and children helplessly watch. You spend a long amount of time in poor and inhumane conditions where you could easily die if your captors choose to make you suffer even more or if you try to escape. And even if you do successfully escape, everyone you knew and loved may be gone, having left either to save themselves or also having been taken.



* TheUnreveal: Where is the bear's family? What happened to them?

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* TheUnreveal: TragicKeepsake: The bear keeps a photo locket of him and his family.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
Where is the bear's family? What happened to them?them? [[AdultFea We'll never know.]]


* HappyEnding: The bear comes to his house to find his family hidden and alive as well. [[spoiler:This only happens in the bear's story telled in the puppet show, the real life is [[DownerEnding another story]].]]

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* HappyEnding: The bear comes to his house to find his family hidden and alive as well. [[spoiler:This This only happens in the bear's story telled in the puppet show, the real life is [[DownerEnding another story]].]]

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* HappyEnding: The bear comes to his house to find his family hidden and alive as well. [[spoiler:This only happens in the bear's story telled in the puppet show, the real life is [[DownerEnding another story]].]]

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* StopMotionAnimation: In the style of an animatronic puppet show.


* {{Allegory}}: The whole cartoon is an allegory for how families were separated from each other by the kidnappings and disappearances perpetrated in Chile by the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet. The bear is inspired by the story of the director's grandfather, who was snatched away from his family and eventually exiled.

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* {{Allegory}}: The whole cartoon is an allegory for how families were separated from each other by the kidnappings and disappearances perpetrated in Chile by the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet.UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet. The bear is inspired by the story of the director's grandfather, who was snatched away from his family and eventually exiled.

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* {{Allegory}}: The whole cartoon is an allegory for how families were separated from each other by the kidnappings and disappearances perpetrated in Chile by the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet. The bear is inspired by the story of the director's grandfather, who was snatched away from his family and eventually exiled.

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''Bear Story'' (Historia de un oso) is a 2014 animated short film from UsefulNotes/{{Chile}}, directed by Gabriel Osorio Vargas.

A bear lives alone in a melancholy little apartment. Pictures and scattered knick-knacks make it clear that the bear once lived with a wife and son but the bear's family is no longer present. The bear is making a living by carving an intricate clockwork puppet diorama, which he displays on street corners. A child pays to watch his puppet show, which shows the tragic story of how the bear was separated from his family.

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* CircusOfFear: The animals are slaves at a circus, driven by whip-cracking circus performers.
* TheFaceless: The faces of the mooks from the circus that kidnap the animals are never shown. Only their glowing eyes.
* LighterAndSofter: InUniverse. In the bear's puppet show, the bear is embraced by his wife and son inside their apartment. As the opening of the cartoon makes clear, the bear did not find his family and is living alone.
* MadeASlave: Goons from the circus come charging into an apartment complex and kidnap many of the animals there--a monkey, a giraffe, the bear, others. All are enslaved to the circus and forced to become performing animals.
* ManlyTears: The bear breaks down and sobs when coming home to find the room abandoned.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: No dialogue.
* OrganGrinder: A variant. Instead of playing organ music and having a monkey, the man plays a clockwork puppet show.
* ATasteOfTheLash: The circus people literally crack the whip on the animals to get them to perform.
* TheUnreveal: Where is the bear's family? What happened to them?

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