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How does bear work?

Discussion in 'Bear in the Big Blue House' started by fannyarbuckle, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. fannyarbuckle

    fannyarbuckle New Member

    Does any body know how that guy controls that seven foot bear? Ive search the web but i just dont know. My family and were watching it on tv tonight and my husban and i were fasinated about how bear moves. Can any one help? :eek: .
  2. well all can tell you with out over stepping. is he works the same way as Big bird.

    and the Bears that were in the live show worked slightly different then the ones in the TV show.
  3. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    The right arm/hand is extended over the puppeteers head inside the costume and is operating the head/mouth/eyes and the left arm is controlling Bear's left arm. Hope this helps.
  4. fannyarbuckle

    fannyarbuckle New Member


    Thanks so much for the info. :D Big help.
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    But sometimes don't you see both of his hands working at the same time?
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I don't think so. Although usually there is an invisible wire (like a fishing line) attached from the right arm of the puppet to the body so that the arm moves sometimes.
  7. Thanks Bear , I can't really give out that info due to a confidentiality agreement.
  8. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    There has been a lot discussion in the puppetry forum about "walk around" puppets like Big Bird and Bear in the past. If anyone wants to look those up, just do some searching in the puppetry section.

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