Bear City Feature Film Planned

“Harold” director T. Sean Shannon has revealed plans for a film adaptation of the Saturday Night Live shorts series “Bear City” which he directed.

Talking with Armstrong Interviews, he revealed that “I’m doing a Bear City movie. I’ve written one. Hopefully, I’m going to shoot it this fall in Chicago. In the movie, the bears kidnap Fred Willard and make him do voice-over.”

He also confirms they’re definitely going for a theatrical release with the film. Shannon shot fifteen short films in total, all of which can be found at

The premise is that a biological attack on a town forces the humans underground, but also turns bears into sentient human-like beings who within two weeks are going around doing the daily lives that most humans do.