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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
20 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub... See more »
Awards:
6 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best Kids Show on TV Right Now See more (22 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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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Quotes:
Pip:Fun is our middle name!
Pop:No, 'Fun' is your middle name. Mine is 'Angelica,' remember?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Best Kids Show on TV Right Now, 6 June 2002
Author: Hank Lewis from Houston, TX

I discovered this show not long after my wife and I had our daughter Helena. Brian Henson has incorporated a lot of elements--simple lessons, addressing the kids watching the shows, song and dance, pause for reflection on events and behavior, and a sense of community--and put them all into a show that is appropriate for babies all the way up to age 7 or 8.

My daughter is 3 months old, but she squeals with delight on my lap when the cast sings "Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to the Big Blue House!" I found myself holding her and dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha with her and Bear in one episode, much to her delight.

I also applaud Playhouse Disney for NOT AIRING TOY/CANDY/CEREAL commercials during this programming block. One of my biggest complaints about other kids shows that air on Fox and Kids WB is that there's about 20 minutes of commercials and only 10 minutes of show. With Bear and his other PHD cohorts, the show is 22-25 minutes that are UNINTERRUPTED by commercials, and those commercials which air are for other shows on PHD, are short minimovies/songs or are those which test a child's observation skills (Can you find the shapes in this picture?).

Bravo Henson Productions! Bravo Playhouse Disney! You have gotten this Father's Five-Star Approval Rating!!!

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