Mother Bruce

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when the goose eggs he plans to hard boil turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. What's a bear to do?


Mother Bruce is based on the book by Ryan T. Higgins. The film was adapted, directed, and animated by Galen Fott. The musical score was composed and performed by Ernest Troost. The film is produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa R. Ellard. Running time is 9:23.



To visit Weston Woods’ Mother Bruce page where you can order the film on DVD, click here.


To visit Ryan T. Higgins’s website, click here.


To visit director/animator Galen Fott’s personal website, click here.


To visit composer Ernest Troost’s website, click here.



"With impeccable comic timing, this hilarious animated adaptation of Ryan T. Higgins' delightful picture book introduces Bruce, a perpetually grumpy bear...Galen Fott's animation excellently captures the elements that make Higgins' textured illustrations so humorous, building on the hilarity by adding some extra gags, such as a tree branch on which Bruce is perched breaking and a young bird squirting Bruce with paint...Be sure to let young viewers watch past the credits for the surprise ending." -- Brian Wilson, Booklist



Belmont World Film Family Festival

Images from the film Mother Bruce Copyright © 2017 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

Mother Bruce book text and illustrations Copyright © 2015 by Ryan T. Higgins