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Bear in 2004

Discussion in 'Bear in the Big Blue House' started by beaker, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. beaker Well-Known Member

    Bear in the Big Blue House in 2004

    So far the only thing Ive really seen as of late Bear wise is a guest spot on Hollywood Squares and new dvds.

    So, does anyone know what if any plans there is for Bear in the Big Blue House both production, guest appearence and merchandise wise? I'd hate for it to be desolute for Bear and company in the new year.
  2. Luke Active Member

    Henson don't want to let the character die - they are talking about new stuff. I think it was mentioned they were trying to do new shows or specials, either with Disney or independantly. I guess the problem is (like Hoobs) that there are so many shows 'in the can' already it really limits the need for any expensive new productions. I think Princess Melora mentioned a thanksgiving appearance and the UK & USA Toy Fairs are coming up so if there is any new merchandise we should find out there.
  3. BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    Bear will be in a new series of Home Video releases (DVD), They will be based on Bear in the real world. The Gang will join him. Henson are looking for a deal with Disney or Viacom (I think it was Viacom, Dang!)

    Bear In The Big Blue House Live is currently touring the UK and US.
  4. beaker Well-Known Member

    whoah! This is exactly what I had been asking for on MC since 1998! Thats so cool, to finally get Bear and company out of woodland valley and into the real world. This is very very cool news, thanks BlueFrackle!

    me
    *a BIG time bear fan since 1997*
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  6. ScrapsFlippy Member

    Jimney Cricket!

    At Disney, one hand really doesn't know what the other is doing. At Disney's California Adventure, "Playhouse Disney - Live Onstage" is without a doubt the best live show on resort property (I'm not just saying that because I'm in it.) We routinely play to packed houses, and consistently deliver on heckuva show. I have the unrivaled joy of walking in Noel's fur-clad footsteps and get bowled over by the audience response whenever I set foot onstage. The kids loooooooove Bear. When Tutter pops up, you'd think Elvis just walked onstage. The same for Pip & Pop, Treelo & Ojo. These characters are superstars.

    So Disney is not ordering any new episodes? What the heck is wrong with them? :mad: Grrrrrrrrrrr. :mad:

    Save us Roy! Save us!

    -- Scraps.
  7. Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Glad to hear you're having a hoot as Bear.....he's honestly one of the best things Henson has done ever. The short answer to your question about Disney is that like Luke said, they've shot enough episodes to run the series endlessly. It's great to hear Henson is doing some independent stuff though. Bear is a true classic.
  8. ScrapsFlippy Member

    Well Buck, thanks for being a voice of reason. I hadn't considered the possibility that Disney had enough eps to last them a good long while.

    And it is terrific news that JHC is producing direct-to-vid Bear projects.

    As for Bear, he is magnificently constructed and practically performs himself. Noel is an amazing puppeteer, and really gives a hack like me something to aspire to.

    -Scraps
  9. beaker Well-Known Member

    I'm just so happy Bear and the gang are leaving the house and going into outer space...errr I mean real life. Maybe they'll run into Travelling Matt?
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Your talking about a company that completely sold out to the Tween market, and as such reruns Boy Meets Wortld and The Smart Guy 5 hours a day!
    :cry:
  11. GonzoGirl New Member

    Hehehe! I hope they send postcards!
  12. Rowlf's Roadie New Member

    Actually, I'm pretty sure production of the series stopped because of Lynne Thigpen's passing.
  13. McFraggle Active Member

    I don't know if anybody else has noticed, but recently I've seen a great awareness of Bear on Disney Channel recently. I don't know if they are just exploiting the character or what. I have seen them air more commercials for the show and I don't watch the channel that much. Just curious if anybody else had noticed this.
  14. beaker Well-Known Member

    so whatever happened to bear and company venturing outside into the real world? or the bear in the big blue house dvd movie?
  15. a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Waznt there talks of a Bear in the BIG blue house movie a few years ago?!? :confused: If so, whats going on with it, is it still happening or am i just thinking things again? :p lol...
  16. McFraggle Active Member

    I'm not really sure, but I expect Disney to do some new things with Bear.
  17. Bean Bunny New Member

    Disney will proably use the Bear in the real world DVD, if they have all ready been filmed.
  18. McFraggle Active Member

    Did they ever start production on this?
  19. beaker Well-Known Member

    yeah what's up with the bear in the real world dvds? We havent gotten any word on these. I hope Disney makes good on bringing back Bear to the spotlight!
  20. Bean Bunny New Member

    Beaker, they will. Disney wouldn't have bought Bear, if they didnt' want to use him for something. They could have just had the Muppets, but Disney got Bear as well, so something is up. We just have to wait and see. :)

    I think that the Bear in the real world DVD were meant for Sony Wonder DVD before the sale but I don't know if they were filmed. Maybe Crumbly Toast can help us with this question or someone else from Henson.

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