Whilst strolling around an old fort in Modlin, Webber encounters the little-known story of a Baśka Murmańska, a polar bear adopted by a Polish battalion that had been fighting the Bolsheviks in Northern Russia.
Originally motivated by their ambition to provide the area with a visual identity, Bakcyl Studio’s large-scale art has now seen the district emerge as a legitimate rival to the capital’s Praga district as the city’s mural heartland.
The sighting is surprising because the last bear to be seen in the Białoweża forest was 2010 – and western Belarus does not have a significant bear population, suggesting that this bear may have travelled from as far as central or eastern Belarus.
Forester asks bear why it isn’t sleeping despite snow covering the mountains.
The film, which will take 30 animators a year to draw, is expected to premiere on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on 8 May 2020.
A Facebook video of a close encounter between a Polish forester and a bear has sent the internet into meltdown.