“Academy Award board member Ernest Gold moved to have a special achievement Oscar presented to Seus for The Bear, since the organization had received so many ecstatic letters from biologists. But Gold’s fellow members never watched the film and the matter was brought up at the wrong meeting, so that it was only when The Bear was finally nominated for Best Editing and screened that the other board members saw it and admitted they’d been too hasty in their decision.”
– Video & Entertainment, May 1990