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New Project: Breakfast with Bear

Discussion in 'Bear in the Big Blue House' started by McFraggle, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    http://www.animationinsider.net/article.php?articleID=630
    See the above link.

    Breakfast with Bear

    Breakfast with Bear, a new song-filled hosted hour for preschoolers, will illustrate the benefits of healthy living as Bear, the 7-foot tall star of the Emmy Award-winning series Bear in the Big Blue House, pays visits to real homes in cities throughout the country. Each weekday morning, Bear will be seen greeting a preschooler and his or her family, interacting with them as they go about the daily routines children age 2-5 are mastering, including brushing teeth, making wardrobe choices and getting dressed, tying shoes, stretching, getting the body moving and eating a healthy breakfast. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group.
    The Breakfast with Bear hour, featuring highlights from those visits during programming interstitials, will premiere in June during the learning-based programming block for preschoolers on Disney Channel. Production begins next month in cities to be announced soon.

    In making the announcement Marsh said, "Preschoolers and parents have come to depend on Bear to help decipher the world around them and he's a trusted source for reinforcing the message about good nutrition, healthy habits and age appropriate activity, but from Bear, it's not presented as a lesson, rather a wonderful learning experience where warmth and affection stands out."

    Bear of "Bear in the Big Blue House is a Top 10 character with moms of kids age 2-5. In addition, the series has strong awareness, 84%, among preschool moms (Source: Marketing Evaluations, Cartoon Q Study, Fall 2004).

    Breakfast with Bear will bring Bear on a visit outside his Woodland Valley surroundings for the first time. Bear is like no other bear. With shaggy orange fur, his friendly smile and intimate manner engages little children as he speaks directly to them, while his inquisitive style encourages them to join in, play along, verbally interact and use their imaginations. Filled with civility and concern, Bear also loves to help his friends, constantly displaying infinite patience and interest in their activities.

    Breakfast with Bear is the first new entertainment initiative launched by the Muppet Holding Company. Along with Breakfast with Bear, the brand will be supported with additional initiatives, including Internet content, live theatre shows, and a new merchandise rollout.

    The character and the series Bear in the Big Blue House were created by Emmy Award-winner Mitchell Kreigman and produced by Jim Henson Productions.

    About Playhouse Disney:

    Playhouse Disney is a daily programming block on Disney Channel which encourages preschoolers to imagine and learn through original series, interstitials and acquired programming that encompasses song, movement and entertainment. Guided by an established curriculum, Playhouse Disney supports multiple areas of child development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive; thinking and creative skills as well as moral and ethical development through carefully constructed themes, storylines and characters.
    About the Muppets Holding Company:

    Muppets Holding Company, LLC was established in April 2004 when The Walt Disney Company purchased the Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House from The Jim Henson Company. MHC’s mission is to ensure that these beloved, world-class brand franchises entertain audiences of all ages around the world and realize their maximum potential by fully leveraging Disney’s best creative resources and worldwide distribution platforms. MHC plans to develop new content in all arenas, including television, feature films, music, stage plays and theme parks, and to enhance the Muppets and Bear’s global licensing and distribution presence.
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Thats cool. I can't wait to see it. Thanks MCF.
  3. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

  4. bobhopesite

    bobhopesite Active Member

    That is soooo cool!
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Is "Bear and the Big Blue House" off the air or will the two shows run simultaneously?
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Sweet! This reminds me of the travelling Matt segments from FR. It's about time Bear leaves Woodland Valley and gets into the real world. Only thing is...will we be seeing any cameos from the *other* cast? I mean Tutter, he is so cute!
    I'm a huge Bear fan...and well, kids need quality programming(sorry, to me Barney, Pokemon, Power Rangers, etc is garbage)
  7. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Power Rangers are with the Muppets (there Disney) just thought i'd say somthin! hehe :D no hate mail :p
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well notice it's Muppets Holding Company's Muppets not Disney's Muppets...seperation of felt and state.
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yeah True.... ALL in all still in the same family and Power Ragers are Buena Vista's Power Rangers NOT under "Disney's" Power Rangers but still like I sayed ALL still part of the Disney family. ;)
  10. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I wonder about the rest of the cast as well. :)
  11. tutterthegreat

    tutterthegreat New Member

    I'm really excited to read this news!!! :excited:
    Bear is a wonderful and educational show for children and us adults too, lol :D
    Especially if you are an adult Muppet fan you can't miss watching bear, the show is just as creative and excellent as all the other muppet creations.
    I too really hope they will include all the characters into this new bear show, I'll be really disappointed if they don't :cry: . The show would not be complete without seeing Tutter, Grandma Flutter, Pip, Pop, Treelo, Ojo, Luna.
  12. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    Hope we get this in the UK, I adore Bear
  13. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I agree. :)
  14. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    there holding him back he is the "JOHN LENNON" of this show he needs to shed the Dead weight :crazy: :cry:
  15. Lelly

    Lelly New Member

    Purple Dinosaurs Beware! Real Talent is Here!

    So right, Beaker. Barney needs an intervention :eek:

    I am so pleased that Bear is coming out of mothballs. Noel is talented (as is the rest of the cast, of course). In our house the DVDs are in constant rotation and the CDs are known by heart!
  16. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Breakfast with Bear now has a debut date. The new series is slated to premiere in about two weeks on Monday June 20.
  17. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I was just wondering about that today. :)


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