It’s a live-action movie in color. From what I remember, it had a kid skipping school to go with some guy, probably a Native American I think, to find a polar bear in the forest wilderness.
The boy finally finds a polar bear that appears friendly enough to get close to and bond with.
One more scene I remember was the boy sleeping in class until his teacher wakes him up.
Also, another scene had him receiving a phone call which his teacher reluctantly but kindly allows him to take outside rather than punish him and confiscate his phone.