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This Bear and Lion’s video was not nominated for the Guinness World Records

Recently, with “This video is nominated for guinness book of world records. Amazing efforts by the videographer” caption a video of a Bear and a Lion is circulating on social media claiming to have a nomination for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Checkout some facebook posts on that claim here (archive), here (archive), here (archive), here (archive)

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Fact Check

According to Rumor Scanner investigation, the claim that the video has been nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records is not true. However, the video has been nominated for several different awards but has not been nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Reverse image search of the screenshots taken from the video leads to a newsletter content found on the newsletter management website Substack. The movie’s IMDb page is hyperlinked to this content and named as “The Bear”. Following that link, scenes similar to the claim have been found in the movie’s trailer which ensures that the circulated video is taken from ‘The Bear(1998)’ movie.

Screenshot: substack

Keyword search reveals that the movie is a French movie with the original title L’Ours (1988) in French. The movie is also known as ‘The Bear’ in English.

Screenshot: Youtube

A keyword search of the French title of the movie leads to YouTube video titled as “L’Ours (1988) – the cougar scene” (archive) uploaded on 1 November, 2007.

Screenshot: Youtube

Therefore, the video in the claim is surely a scene from the French movie L’Ours (1988) or The Bear.

Has the video been nominated for a Guinness World Record?

A search on the information being circulated that the video has been ‘nominated’ for the Guinness Book of World Records shows that there is no such nomination process in the Guinness Book of World Records. A record is simply accepted or rejected by the very well defined process of Guinness Book of World Record authority which is stated on their website. A search on the Guinness Book website and in their guidelines did not turn up any information on ‘nominations’ for any records. As, Guinness Book doesn’t hold the nomination process, therefore the video has no chance of getting a Guinness Book nomination.

Although the video’s Guinness Book ‘nomination’ information is not true, Rumor Scanner further investigated to find out if the video owns a Guinness record.

According to the movie (database) site IMDB, although the movie ‘The Bear(1988)’ has several awards including an Oscar nomination, there is no information about holding a title in any category of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Source: IMDB

Besides, the website of Jean-Jacques Annaud (the director of the film) is unable to provide any strength to the claim. There is no such mention of holding a Guinness World Record of the movie ‘The Bear’ in his Website.

Source: Jean-Jacques Annaud 

Significantly, Alina Polianskaya, PR Executive of the Guinness World Records Authority, confirmed Rumor Scanner that The video does not have a title in the Guinness Book of World Records. By which, it can be confirmed that the video has no recognition regarding the Guinness Book of World Records.

Source: Rumor Scanner

Basically, a scene from the 1988 French movie L’Ours (1988) is circulating on social media claiming that the video has been nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records. But, no information about the video being nominated for Guinness World Records was found on the internet. Moreover, Guinness Book Authority also confirmed that the video does not hold any record in any category.

The movie L’Ours (1988) was nominated for the Best Film Editing in the Academy Awards 1990. The film was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography in that same year. In addition, L’Ours (The Bear) has been nominated and secured several awards including France’s César Awards in 1989 for multiple categories.

So, the claim that the scene from the French movie L’Ours (1988) or The Bear which is circulating on social media with the title ‘This video is nominated for guinness book of world records. Amazing efforts by the videographer..’ is completely false.

References

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