Short animated film set in arctic, starring an old man

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Hi there, I am looking for the title of a film for my partner. The details I have are sparse, but I would appreciate any help whatsoever:

The film is a hand-drawn animation set in the Arctic/Antarctic. It stars an old man and, possibly, a polar bear. It is a short film that was available on VHS. The old man fishes in a hole in the ice. He also eats what, I am told, is a very tasty-looking mac and cheese.

This is really all the detail I can offer you, please help!
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This is a bit of a long shot, to say the least, but it does include an old man (accompanied by a dog), the North Pole, and polar bears -- don't know about the other details. If you scroll down to the editorial and customer reviews, there's some brief description of the plot:

ADDENDUM: I just went to Amazon and looked up the book the film is based on, and one of the customer reviews of the book does mention macaroni and cheese:

This story is about the voyage of the narrator and his dog Roo to the Arctic to track down the 'the last polar bears'. While the illustrations do have some charm, they are outweighed by irritations such as the presence of penguins en route to the North Pole (coyly but unsatisfactorily justified in an author's note at the start of the book). There can be a fine line between whimsical and silly, and this story is often pointlessly silly. The ship's captain gives Roo a tin of macaroni cheese. Later on, the explorers are caught in a blizzard and all their equipment is blown away; Roo then 'brought out the tin of macaroni' (from where?) which they then manage to open, heat up and eat (with what?). The subplot about the last of the world's ice cream is equally silly and pointless, as is the author's anthropomorphising of Roo ("I wish she wouldn't waste her money").