- List of fictional bears
Bears are very common fictionalized and personified animals, and can be found in almost every single kind of fiction. The following is an attempt to list and categorize all the bears that appear in all forms of fiction.
Bears in Books
Blinky The Bear Who Wouldn't Hibernateby Helen L. Partridge
Harry, the Fat Bear Spy
Baloofrom " The Jungle Book" and " The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
Brer Bear, from the Uncle Remusstories by Joel Chandler Harris
* Eddie Bear, a teddy bear turned private detective, featured in the books
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypseand its sequel The Toyminatorwritten by Robert Rankin
* the Three Bears from
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Winnie the Poohby A. A. Milne
Rupert Bear(also known as Rupert the Bear) from the children's books by Mary Tourtel(also became featured in comic strips and a TV series)
* Corduroy by
Little Bearby Maurice Sendak
Crow of the Bear Clan, barbarian comic bookbear
Old Bear, from the Old Bearseries of books
Old Ben, around which revolve the events of William Faulkner's short story "The Bear".
Shardik, the ursine protagonist of Richard Adams' novel of the same name
Shardik (Dark Tower), a 70 foot tall cyborgbear from Stephen King's The Waste Lands, named after the above
Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear in Philip Pullman's trilogy " His Dark Materials"
* Winkie, a bear from
Clifford Chase's debut novel that is accused of terrorism.
* 'Hal Jam' a bear who passes himself off as a talented author in
The Bear Went Over the Mountain, a novel by William Kotzwinkle.
* Theadore Rosebear, Teddy Roosevelt's best friend in
Edward Summer's novel Teefrand The Legend of Teddy Bear Bob (aka "Bear Bob's Story").
HeniszTeddy Bear who went on the Trip around the World.
Beorn, from The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, was a man with the ability to transform into a bear
Three Bulgy Bearsin " Prince Caspian"
Teddy Robinson, from Joan G. Robinson's books "Dear Teddy Robinson" and "More about Teddy Robinson".
* Ursaline B. "Bear" Bruin, a Chevy Suburban-driving grizzly from the fantasy novel "Collinsfort Village" by Joe Ekaitis.
* Bruin Bear, a small bear resembling a teddy bear found in Simon Green's Shadows Fall and the sixth Nightside Novel.
* 'Hal Jam' a bear adopts this name after stealing a novel buried under a tree, passing himself off as an author in 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain' by
* Mr. Bultitude in
C. S. Lewis' " That Hideous Strength".
* State o' Maine in John Irving's "
The Hotel New Hampshire".
*Boris Dhishnikov in Steven Churchills 'Rising Tide'
Bears in Plays
The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespearefamously includes the stage direction "Exit, pursued by a bear".
* "Akakabuto" in the anime . His name means literally "red helmet", because of the fur atop his head which is completely red.
Baloo, Kit Cloudkicker, Rebecca Cunningham and Molly Cunningham from " TaleSpin"
Barney Bearfrom the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayertheatrical cartoons of the 1940sand 1950s.
* Bears (several characters) in the Walt Disney Studios animated film "
The Bear that Wasn't, from the cartoon of the same name. After waking up from his long winter's nap, the bear finds his home at the center of a construction project. All of the men their insist on his being, instead of a bear, a "silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat."
* Bear, from Franklin
Bearmon, Grizzmon, Monzaemon, WaruMonzaemonand Pandamonfrom Digimon. Notice that also Etemonand MetalEtemonhold Monzaemon and Warumonzaemon's plush figures, respectively.
Blubber, Luke's racing partner in Hanna-Barbera's " Wacky Races"
Bobo, Mr Burns' treasured childhood teddy bear from The Simpsons' episode "Rosebud"
Bongo, the circus bear featured in the Disneyfilm, " Fun and Fancy Free"
* Boog, a domesticated
Grizzly Bearin the CG film "Open Season".
Brother Bear", title character from the 2003 Disney animated film
Boskovthe bear in the animated series Evil con Carne
* the Buddy Bears, recurring children's show bears on "
Garfield and Friends"
* Butterbear, the half-bear half-butterfly hybrid on
*Chief Grizzly, the
grizzly bearchief in " Hoodwinked".
* Curtis E. Bear, the Courtesy Bear. Appeared in
The Simpsonsepisode as a mascot at a road rage class.
* Disabear, from
Deko Boko Friends.
Eddy and the Bear
* Gordon a bear bean scout in
* the Gummi Bears from the popular
Bamse- the strongest bear in the whole world" is a Swedish comic book features several bear characters including Viktoria, Brum, Brumma, Brumellisa, Brummelufs, as well Bamse himself
* Mr. Panda from Ranma 1/2, actually Ranma's father cursed to transform into a
pandawhen exposed to cold water.
Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch": Hanna-Barbera
Humphrey Bear, a Walt Disneycharacter appearing in 1950s shorts, usually harassing Donald Duck
* Kissy Fur - Animated series in the United States from the
1980sabout two run away circus bears that now live in the Bayou.
Flippy, Disco Bear, Pop and Cub, bears from Happy Tree Friends.
Little Johnwas a bear in Disney's version of Robin Hood
* Bear, from
SuperTedof the UK animated series of the same name, created by Mike Young.
Munchlax, Snorlax, Teddiursa, Spinda, Teddiursaand Ursaringfrom Pokémon.
* The Three Bears, "
Looney Tunes" characters
* Unnamed sailor bear who catches the magic bed while fishing in "
Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
* Vincent, a grouchy black bear in the
DreamWorksfilm, Over the Hedge.
Yogi Bearand his pal Boo Boo, created by Hanna-Barbera
* Sebastian Star Bear and his sidekick Souki, from the 1991 movie "Sebastian Star Bear: The First Mission". The movie is about 90 minutes long and was created in the Netherlands. All images were drawn in China.
* The Siberian Bear in the cartoon
The World of David the Gnome
Bears in Comics and Cartoons
* The many bears of
Gary Larson's " The Far Side" cartoons
* P. T. Bridgeport, the con-bear in
Walt Kelly's " Pogo"
* Cornelius Bear and Téodor Orezcu in Chris Onstad's "
* Shako, the killer polar bear in the weekly UK anthology comic "
* The title character from the Danish comic "
* Benjamin, Howie, and multiple other teddy bears in "
The Secret World of Benjamin Bear"
* Thornton, a
polar bearin " Sherman's Lagoon"
Biffo the Bearin the " The Beano"
*Ralph, the "midget circus bear" in
Frank Cho's " Liberty Meadows"
* Bear, from the webcomic "
Bear and Kitten"
Bears in Film
* Archie in "
Dr. Dolittle 2"
* Adult male and cub from "
* The relentless, man-eating bear in the
1997film, " The Edge" played by Bart the Bear
* Ling Ling the pregnant panda, in the film "", as well as the den of kodiak bears from which the news team rescues Veronica Corningstone.
* Oksana (named after Borat's wife) in "" played by two bears, Chester and Charlie.
* Teddy, a computer-animated animatronic (and highly intelligent) teddy bear in Steven Spielberg's ""
Baby Bearin " Sesame Street"
* Bad Idea Bears from "
Basil the Bearon " Sesame Park"
* Bear, Ojo, and Ursa from "
Bear in the Big Blue House"
Bobo the Bearfrom " Muppets Tonight"
Buttons the Bearfrom " Puppets Who Kill"
Fozzie Bearfrom " The Muppet Show"
Humphrey B. Bear
Sooty, Cousin Scampyand Soo (a panda bear)
Bears in Advertising
Smokey Bear, mascot of the U.S. Forest Service. He is also only semi-fictional, as he was based on a real orphaned bear cub also named Smokey.
* the ICEE Polar Bear, an
animated mascotfor The ICEE Company, as seen on TV ads.
* Peppy the Polar Bear from British Fox's Glacier Mint commercials
* Talking polar bear from British Cresta soft drink commercials of the
* Polar bears from international
* Grizzly bears in ads for
Charmin toilet paper
* "There's a bear in the woods. . ." Presumably representing the
Soviet Union, this bear appeared in Ronald Reagan's campaign advertising.
Snuggles, the fabric softener bear
* Sugar Bear,
mascotfor General Foods Corporation's Post Sugar Crisp cereal
* Sleepy Bear, the Travel Lodge Bear,
mascotfor Travelodge, as seen on TV ads.
*the Happy or Laughing Bear for the Bear Wheel Alignment Company http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1995-05-11/news/shim-and-bear-itnow-in-his-70s-the-happy-little-wheel-alignment-mascot-is-still-an-endearing-species/
Bears in Alcohol Advertising
Hamm's Beer bear
Labatt's Blue bear
* Bundaberg Polar Bear used widely In
Bundaberg RumAds in Australia.
* George, the bear in the British Hofmeister Beer commercials of the
1980s. "For great lager, follow the bear".
Anderson Valley Brewing Company's mascot is a beer: part bear, part deer.
* the bear on the Barenjager honey liquor bottle (the name means "bear hunter")
Bears in Poetry and Song
Fuzzy Wuzzy, an English nursery rhyme.
* "Teddy Bear," a No. 1 hit in 1957 for
Elvis Presleyand one of the cornerstone songs of his career.
* The picnicking bears in
John Walter Bratton's lilting 1907 song, " Teddy Bears' Picnic." (Originally the "Teddy Bears' Two-Step.")
* "Teddy Bear," the title character of a 1976 country No. 1 hit by
Red Sovine. Teddy Bear was the CB handle for a young crippled, fatherless boy, who longed to ride along with truckers.
Bears on Television
Paddington Bear, the famous British bear
* Bungle, from "Rainbow"
Bear, the title character from the Disney television program " Bear in the Big Blue House"
Bearfrom Word World
* Buttons, the womanizing
teddy bearon " Puppets Who Kill"
* The Dancing Bear, on "
Gentle Ben, about a boy and his tame bear
* Ben, grizzly bear companion to "
* Teddy, the loyal side-kick of
Rupert Bear, a white bear starring in his own TV show, "Rupert"
* The Helpful Bear on the Twenty-Eighth Floor, the eponym of a song by the fictional children's musician Roofi in the Simpsons episode "
Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays."
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*U.S. president Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear in
Mississippi. That bear became the prototype for the Teddy bear, which is a stuffed animal toy.
* Mister Woppit, mascot of
Donald Campbell, breaker of speed-records killed on Lake Coniston in 1967.
* Bear, the mascot of the Windows 3.1 (and later
Windows 95) team
Teddy Ruxpin, the popular animatronic teddy bearfrom the 1980s.
Pooky, teddy bearfrom the comic strip Garfield.
Rupert, Stewie Griffin's teddy bear from Family Guy.
Winnie the Pooh, teddy bear of Christopher Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne.
Corduroy, Don Freeman's classic teddy character
* Smacky, Bucky Katt's miniature teddy bear in the comic strip "
* Aloysius, the teddy bear of Sebastian Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's novel "
Brideshead Revisited"; the model for Aloysius was Archie, the teddy bear of John Betjeman, who appeared as himself in a children's book by Betjeman, "Archie and the Strict Baptists".
Elvis Presley's teddy bear. [On August 1, 2006, CNN reported that Barney, a Doberman Pinscheremployed as a security dog at Wookey Hole Caves, had destroyed parts of a valuable collection of teddy bears, including one which had belonged to Elvis Presley, which was valued to be worth $75,000. The insurance company insuring the exhibition of stuffed animals had insisted on having guard dog protection.:"“He just went berserk,” said Daniel Medley, general manager of the Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England, where hundreds of bears were chewed up Tuesday night by the 6-year-old Doberman pinscher named Barney. A security guard at the museum, Greg West, said he spent several minutes chasing Barney before wrestling the dog to the ground" ( [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14154738/ "Elvis’ teddy bear leaves building the hard way: Guard dog rips head off Presley’s $75,000 toy in stuffed-animal rampage"] , Associated Press, Aug 3, 2006).]
Teddy Edward, star of children's books and a BBC Television series.
*"Zeke and Zed and Ted and Fred, and a bear named Tennessee," the bears of the
Country Bear Jamboreeat Disney theme parks
*Billy Bob and Beach Bear from the
Showbiz Pizzarestaurant house band, The Rock-afire Explosion.
= Aesop's Fable: The Bear and the Two Travelers=
fableby Aesop, two travelers are walking along when a bear jumps up, causing the first traveler to hop into a tree, and the second to lay on the ground, remembering that bears do not attack prey that is already dead. The bear sniffs the "dead" man, and goes away. The first traveler comes back, asking, "What did the Master Bruin do?" The second replies the moral of the story: "Giving me really good advice,"Don't trust a friend who abandons you at the first sign of danger."
Pedobear- A popular memebear on 4chan's /b/ imageboard. Also referred to as Carl, Carlap, Kral, and several other names.
*Banjo and his sister Tootie in the
Banjo-Kazooie video gameseries.
Cresent Grizzly— a maverick from Mega Man X5who is designed like a grizzly bear.
Drop Bear, an urban mythical marsupialin Australiasaid to be similar to the Koala Bear.
Grizzly Bearsand Polar Bearsare aviable to adopt in Zoo Tycoon, both the original and sequel.
Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear, a mondegreencreated from the misheard lyricsof a hymn("Gladly, the Cross I'd bear…"). Used as the name of Baby Grumpling's teddy bear in British comic strip The Perishers, separately used as a character in The Friends of Fairwood Forest series, and separately in a novel by Evan Hunter.
Grizzly Slash/Crescent Grizzly, a Maverick from Mega Man X.
Bark the Polar Bear (Sonic the Hedgehog)- Playable fighter in the arcade beat em up Sonic the Fighters.
*Kuma — a character from the Tekken fighting series. Bodyguard of Heihachi Mishima.
*Panda - a character from the Tekken fighting series. Companion of Ling Xiaoyu.
Misha, the mascot of the 1980 Summer Olympic games
* [http://www.myspace.com/nateosworth Nate Osworth] is a bear that updates his blog on the popular
Tottles the Bear— a character in children's stories.
Ursa Majorand Ursa Minorthe two bear constellations, sometimes also referred to as the big dipper, or the drinking gourd.
*Cuddly, a traveling blogger Teddy Bear from the UK [http://www.cuddlybear.org]
*Floydie Bear, a mischievous Teddy Bear who helps others [http://www.floydiebear.com]
*D-bear, a notoriously dim-witted bear in Pickle comics (Taiwan)
*Rupert, teddy bear belonging to Stewie Griffin, a character in Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy"
*Drunky the Bear, a character on the
Monsters in the Morningradio show.
*PostBear the Postman bear, a character from the story "Zack's fantasy", who is a postman.
*Mary the Baby Bear, a lovable and bubbly little bear from the story "Zack's fantasy".
* Bear, a playable character from .
* Misha, Rexxar's bear in World of Warcraft.
*Tequila Teddy and J.D. from their own message board, [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TequilaTeddy] and "Teddy Bear Gumbo" [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TequilaTeddy]
*Bob T. Bear Esq. a spy Teddy Bear from the UK [http://bobs-diary.blogspot.com]
*Pudgie and Gladstone from a blog of several Teddy Bears and plushes called "Furry Thoughts for Fuzzy Times" [http://bearinthebed.blogspot.com]
*Mawson, an expert Teddy Bear from Australia, who helps teach bears about being a bear [http://www.bearjests.com/mawson]
*Spaulding and Teddy, Internet Savvy American Teddy Bears, with their own "Web Den" [http://spauldingtbear.tripod.com/spauldingandteddyswebden/id5.html] and "Teddy Bear Journal" [http://spauldingtbear.bravejournal.com]
*Henry Bear, CindaBella, and Jazmyn owner and staff at the "Bearly Irish Pub" message board [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bearlyirishpub]
*Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt, preparing for an expedition to the Arctic, to raise funds for the children's unit at St. Theresa's Hospice in Darlington. [http://edmundtheexplorer.blogspot.com/]
*The Cinnamon Bear is Paddy O'Cinnamon from the hero of the 26-part Christmas radio series, THE CINNAMON BEAR, created in 1937 by the late Glanville T. (Glan) Heisch.
*Bear is the nickname of a male character in Night Watch who shapeshifts into a bear. His real name is never mentioned.
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