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Release Date:
20 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub... See more »
6 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Sesame Street but warm, engaging and good for preschool kids See more (22 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 15)
Noel MacNeal ... Bear (9 episodes, 1997-1998)

Peter Linz ... Tutter (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Vicki Eibner ... Ojo (8 episodes, 1997-1998)

Tyler Bunch ... Treelo (8 episodes, 1997-1998)

Lynne Thigpen ... Luna (8 episodes, 1997-2003)
Tara Mooney ... Shadow (7 episodes, 1997-1998)

Lara MacLean ... Bonnie Bunny, additional puppeteer (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
James J. Kroupa ... Otto (4 episodes, 1997-2003)

Dave Goelz ... Jack the Dog (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Directed by
Mitchell Kriegman (35 episodes, 1997-2005)
Hugh Martin (3 episodes, 1997)
Dean Gordon (3 episodes, 2003)
Chuck Vinson (2 episodes, 1997)

Richard A. Fernandes (unknown episodes)
Jim Martin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Mitchell Kriegman (117 episodes, 1997-2008)
P. Kevin Strader (35 episodes, 1997-2002)
Andy Yerkes (25 episodes, 1997-2004)
Claudia Silver (2 episodes, 2003)
Lindsey Aikens (2 episodes)

Ajamu Walker (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mitchell Kriegman .... executive producer (117 episodes, 1997-2008)
Stacey Adams .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1997-1998)
P. Kevin Strader .... co-producer (12 episodes, 1998-2008)
Sally K. Cohen .... line producer (5 episodes, 1998)
Richard A. Fernandes .... producer (5 episodes, 1998)
Brian Henson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Andy Yerkes .... producer / co-producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Margaret Loesch .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1998)
Alex Rockwell .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1998)

Matt Laesch .... producer: live production (unknown episodes, 2004)
Erica Levin .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Halle Stanford .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Peter Lurye (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Rob Curto (2 episodes)
Julian Harris (2 episodes)

Tyler Bunch (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Patrick Minietta (unknown episodes)
Jimmie Scurti (unknown episodes)
Larry Solomon (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Marybeth Benivegna (4 episodes, 1998)

Tom Heckbert (unknown episodes)
Erica Levin (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Cabot McMullen (4 episodes, 1998)
Series Art Direction by
David Ellis (4 episodes, 1998)
John Pollard (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Costume Design by
Christine Moyes (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Production Management
Erica Levin .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Gordon .... associate director (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Art Department
William Depaolo .... prop constructor (3 episodes, 1998)
Jane Mancini .... draftsperson (2 episodes, 1997)
Bethany Berry-Weiss .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1998)
Frank Biondo .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1998)
Carmine Gallo .... props (2 episodes, 1998)
Cathy Hundt .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1998)
Don St. Mars .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1998)

James Pesce .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Chris Renaud .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
John Alberts .... re-recording mixer / sound designer (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Peter Hefter .... production mixer / audio (30 episodes, 1998-2000)
Suzie Hollander .... adr recorder / sound designer / ... (26 episodes, 1997)
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor / adr recordist (26 episodes, 2002-2005)
Chris Floberg .... sound designer (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
Victor Smith .... audio (4 episodes, 1998)

Danny Caccavo .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Neil Cedar .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Matt Foglia .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Jon Ludwig .... shadow puppet scenic artist (2 episodes, 1998)

Don St. Mars .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Sullivan .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eugene Meienhofer .... gaffer (117 episodes, 1997-2008)
Bob Hagerty .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Katz .... videotape operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Patrick Minietta .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Brooke Haznedar .... video (3 episodes, 1998)
Jason Horn .... electrician (3 episodes, 1998)
Randy Nordstrom .... lighting designer (3 episodes, 1998)
Keith Conod .... camera utilities (2 episodes, 1998)
Tom Guadarrama .... video (2 episodes, 1998)
Larry Solomon .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1998)
Bob Vazac .... electrician (2 episodes, 1998)
Jim Washburn .... camera utilities (2 episodes, 1998)

Sid Curtis .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Tina Treadwell .... executive in charge of casting (26 episodes, 1997)
Series Editorial Department
Lesley R. Stewart .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 1998)
Erica Levin .... supervising editor (2 episodes, 1998)

Bryan Shelton .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Music Department
Peter Lurye .... supervising music producer / songs (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steve Charney .... songs (3 episodes, 1998)
Bill Obrecht .... songs (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Other crew
Madeline S. McEneney .... segment associate producer (26 episodes, 1997)
Greg Pulgin .... technical supervisor (26 episodes, 1997)
Kip Rathke .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop, Muppet coordinator / puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (26 episodes, 1997)
Lara MacLean .... puppet workshop supervisor (26 episodes, 2002-2005)
Anne Marie Ugarte .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kim Delise .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2003)
Lindsey Aikens .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1998)
Paul Andrejco .... muppet designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Fred Buchholz .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Jim Calcaterra .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Edward G. Christie .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Chad Cruikshank .... assistant to producers / production assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
Larry Galanter .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Larry Jameson .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Susan Kopensky .... script coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Tim Miller .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Katya O'Hagan .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1998)
Samantha Osby .... continuity (4 episodes, 1998)
Connie Peterson .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (4 episodes, 1998)
Dan Anderson .... curriculum consultant (3 episodes, 1998)
Mary Brehmer .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (3 episodes, 1998)
Marc Delforte .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Bruce Dunkins .... key production assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Rob Gardner .... puppet workshop artist: Muppet Workshop (3 episodes, 1998)
Joyce Hsieh .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1998)
Kimberly L. Maisel .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1998)
Michael Meere .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1998)
Erin Slattery .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Honey Trabitz .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Anne-Louise Wallace .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1998)
Danielle Schleif .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Matthew Bixby .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Rich Buhrman .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1998)
Jack Cooke .... utilities (2 episodes, 1998)
Lisa Faranda .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Kimberly Mitchell .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Amy Posner .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Dan Stewart .... technical director (2 episodes)

Ulla Eleiana Davis .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Rick Lyon .... stand-in: "Bear" (unknown episodes)
Anney McKilligan .... puppet wrangler (unknown episodes)
Kate Rorick .... script production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brian Sales .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Argentina:30 min

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Ojo:How are we going to have Thanksgiving without all the good food?
Bear:Well, Ojo, I think this might still be the best Thanksgiving ever.
Ojo:But how, Bear?
Bear:Because, Ojo, we're all together.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not Sesame Street but warm, engaging and good for preschool kids, 27 December 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

For readers that think I have slowly started to crumble into a world of watching television for the sake of seeing colourful images moving, I must clarify that I came to The Bear a year ago as part of helping out some friends. A young family stayed with me in my house and they included two children of about 2 and 3 years old. Each morning as I was eating breakfast, the children would be merrily watching the Bear on channel 5 and joining in with his fun. So, from their critical point of view the show certainly appears to have worked – but they cannot type so damn them and damn their opinions.

Watching it as an adult I must admit that it is a good product that has the strengths of the genre but has none of the major weaknesses that you would associate with something like Barney. Bear is actually quite a warm character and he has a bit of personality behind him rather than just churning out phrases and corny clichés. The fact that the other characters are pretty good also helps as, although they are cute of course, they are not so sickly that I ever feared becoming diabetic from just watching it. It has a nice warm feel to it and Bear approaches the audience like a kindly Uncle rather than doing patronising baby talk. It isn't quite Sesame Street but it has more of that feel than the dreaded dinosaur. The characters all look good and are well delivered (although Shadow as an idea is just plain creepy if you ask me) and the voice work matches it all well.

Overall this is an enjoyable show for pre-school kids that can be watched by adults without getting annoying in the way that some others do. Like I said, not Sesame Street but effective nonetheless.

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