1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Christmas Music
    Our 18th annual Christmas Music Marathon is underway on Muppet Central Radio. Listen to the best Muppet Christmas music of all-time through December 25.

  3. Christmas Shopping
    Support Muppet Central and get great deals for everyone on your list! From Blu-rays and DVDs to Plush and Toys to Collector's Books you'll find something for everyone.

  4. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Would anyone else class Bear as the founding father of Disney Junior?

Discussion in 'Bear in the Big Blue House' started by BlakeConor14, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    In 1997 Disney Channel was still transitioning from being a cable network into a freeview channel. But it was struggling to compete with the likes of Nickelodeon and PBS kids.

    So Disney decided to change up its programming slots to try and compete with Nickelodeon and PBS on all fronts.

    One way that they did this was by creating a slot in the morning for younger children and one of them shows was Bear in the big blue house. Bear was an instant hit with 4 seasons and a spinoff. As well as a live show at DisneyWorld and a touring live show.

    I personally believe that without programs like Bear airing in 1997, Playhouse Disney would cease to exist and that he is the main reason that the Disney Channel really blew up.

    But let's not forget the other shows such as PB&J AND OTTER that were also successful on Disney Channel

    Does anyone agree with me that Bear is the founding father of Disney Junior/Playhouse Disney?
    ConsummateVs likes this.

Share This Page