Brigsby Bear

Synopsis: Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Dave McCary
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

There's magic and wonders

and mysteries in store

a hero whose mission

is to learn and explore

he's daring and caring

and oh so much more

it's Brigsby bear.

Brigsbyx the temple, it's collapsing!

Arielle, Nina, use your powers. Quick.

Why isn't it working?

It's sun snatcher, Brigsby!

Perish, Brigsby bear!

The stars are out...

The vines! Remember?

They release invisi-toxins at sundown.

That means...

We're only imagining!

I summon the power of light!


I'll get you next time, bear!

You did it, Brigsby!

We're safe for now,

but I let the whole galaxy down.

I don't get it.

The prophecy said

if we activate the sortis crystal

inside the temple,

we could destroy sun snatcher.

Perhaps there's a lesson here, Brigsby.

When solving for "x"

on a one-dimensional plane

where minus one by the magnitude

of one equals minus x,

always solve for the vector r.

Until our next adventure, remember...

Prophecy is meaningless.

Trust only your familial unit.

And please, discard leftover food rations

in the yellow bin, not the red one.


That's it!

Hey, guys. James here.

First of all. Episode 34, volume 25,

I put the recap up, so there is already

a great comment section there,

and I recommend all you guys

go check that out immediately.

Also, as some of you guys know,

I've been studying

the old Brigsby volumes,

going way back to the first quest wars,

when we initially meet

the evildoer himself, aka sun snatcher.

Obviously, snatcher always gets away.

But Brigsby never gives up,

and I'm not giving up either,

and I have actually come up

with some new ideas

that I really want to tell you guys about.

But I... I'm not... let's just say...

Let us say that

I'm onto something pretty big.

So stay tuned for that, and, of course,

as always, until our next adventure.

So basically, the trick is Brigsby needs

to find all the sacred artifacts.

Sortis crystal.

Arielle's amulet.

Then you just need to find

a collapsed star in an unclaimed system.

Easier said than done, I know.

If you could find the unclaimed system,

Brigsby could finally defeat sun snatcher.

Thank you.

...and may our minds be stronger tomorrow.

I know there's still some things

I need to add before I post it.

What is it?

Well, pal,

it's clear

a lot of imagination went into it.

But the thing is, I'm not sure

how any of this is plausible

in Brigsby's universe.

I mean, you have him using

Arielle's amulet against snatcher.

Sure, it's powerful.

It was created by the drumbas,

but, if I remember correctly,

it's very unstable.

But not if you fold space-time.

See, I didn't get to explain that

part but that's why.

- Brigsby needs Arielle's amulet.

- James.

What your father is trying to say is

we're proud of

how smart and talented you are.

But all of this time

that you've been spending

on the Brigsby forum and your projects,

we just don't see the point.

- The point?

- You could be using this time and energy

to further your studies

or solve the vansmithe conjecture.

But it's impossible. And it's stupid.

- Watch it.

- I know, sorry. It's not stupid.

Don't let your noodles get cold.

Goody goose, pull back.

We just need enough power

to get us to the next quadrant.

Come on, Brigsby. Let me at him!

My laser cannons are locked and loaded.

Fire away!

Hi, bud.

You know, I was thinking about

taking a trip out to the pier

if you want to come.

They sure came out tonight, huh?

So, what's on your mind, pal?

It's just...

There are other people out there

just like us, right?

And we're all watching Brigsby together.

It means something.

Look at the grazerbugs, James.

All they need in this world

is fresh water and cold moonlight

to charge their rectoskeletons.

They're out there every night

surviving, just like us.

The difference is,

we have dreams and imaginations

to help us escape.

And no one can take that away from you.


good night, James. Powering down.

Morning, son.

Remember, no Brigsby

until after your chores and studies.

See you tonight.

Good night, James. Powering down.

Something's happening!

Something's happening!

What's going on?

James, remember everything

we've taught you and stay strong, okay?

On the ground now!

On the ground now!

- Mom!

- James!

Keep your hands where we can see them.

- James!

- Mom!

I'm sorry!

I love you, James!

Excuse me.

Are you going to give me a breathing mask,

or are we just supposed to let

the toxic air give us all skinzer disease?

Look, there's this detective

been working with the family.

He'll explain everything.

But the bottom line is, you're safe now.

As far as the air goes, no mask needed.

Promise. Look.


My man.

That is your name right? James?

Well, I'm detective Vogel.

And this

is for you.

If you're thirsty.

So, am I a prisoner now?

What? No. Whoa, whoa, whoa. That...

No, James. The, uh...

Listen, I'm your friend in all of this.

You know?

The reason you're here, the reason

I'm here is all just to try and help you.

Does that make any sense?


James, do you know

why we brought you here?

Is it because one time I threw

a rock at a gunnerfox?

I mean, the soldiers just showed up

and then my mom and dad said,

"you have to be strong."

Yeah. Your mom and dad. That's...

Is that Ted and April?

Yeah? Can you tell me about them?

I guess they're older.

Kind of boring.

They keep you locked up?

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Kevin Costello

Kevin Joseph Costello is an Irish mathematician, currently the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. Since 2014, Costello has held the Krembil Foundation William Rowan Hamilton chair of theoretical physics at the Perimeter Institute. more…

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