Although there’s no official word on why the movie is called “Crazy Bear” in some places, nor a comprehensive list of every place where the change was made, it appears that countries in the Middle East that are showing the movie, as well as France, are calling it “Crazy Bear” instead of “Cocaine Bear.”
So why the change? Again, there’s no official word, but if we had to guess, we’d say it’s likely because of the inappropriateness of the word “cocaine” being offensive to some people, with it being an illegal drug and all. After all, you have to pay to see the content of the rated-R movie, but the title is there for all, including children, to see. Thus, it appears that people in other countries changed the title to “Crazy Bear” to take out the reference to drugs.
“Cocaine Bear,” or “Crazy Bear,” is currently showing exclusively in theaters.