Bernard (TV series)

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Bernard
Bernard Bear Poster.jpg
Poster of Bernard
Also known as Backkom
Genre Comedy
Created by Screen21
RG Animation Studios
Developed by RG Animation Studios
Written by Iñaki San Román
Sergio V. Santesteban
Directed by Claudio Biern Lliviria
José Luis Ucha
Aaron Lim
(Animation Director)
Creative director(s) Toni García
Starring Tim Whintall
Toyah Wilcox
Composer(s) Óscar Maceda Rodríguez
Country of origin South Korea
Spain
France
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 102 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Carlos Biern
Producer(s) Claudio Biern Boyd
Javier Robles de Acuna
Kwang-Deok Kim
Kwang-Hoi Kim
Natalie Altmann
Gilles Romele
Editor(s) Roberto H.G.
Running time 3 minutes
Production company(s) BRB Internacional S.A.
EBS Productions
M6 Métropole Télévision
RG Animation Studios
Screen21
BRB Internacional
Distributor M6 Droits Audiovisuels
M6 Métropole Télévision
Yleisradio (YLE)
Broadcast
Original channel EBS
M6
Original run 2004 (2004) – 2012 (2012)
Chronology
Followed by Mug Travel

Bernard, known as Backkom in South Korea, is an Spanish-South Korean-French 3-minute CGI-animated children's comedy television series. Produced by the Korean company RG Animation Studios, with the investment of the South Korean broadcaster EBS, the Spanish BRB Internacional and the French M6,[1] the animation style is of a combination of computer-generated and cel animation. The stories are written by the Spanish creative studio Screen21, the directors are José Luis Ucha Enríquez and Claudio Biern Lliviria. The music was written by Oscar Maceda Rodríguez. Bernard also was a part of Cartoon Network's Sunday Pants.

Characters[edit]

The show centers on a curious polar bear named Bernard, whose bumbling slapstick antics typically result in the bear being knocked unconscious or being severely injured by the end of an episode. Bernard doesn't speak, but he does communicate through guttural sounds. Bernard is accompanied by penguins Lloyd and Eva, Zack the lizard, Goliath the chihuahua, Sam the baby, Pilot the dog, Pokey the porcupine and Santa Claus.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 December 18, 2006 December 30, 2007
2 13 2008 2009
3 13 2009 2010
4 13 2010 2011
5 11 2011 2012

Film[edit]

Main article: Mug Travel

A feature film based on Bernard, titled Mug Travel in South Korea and My Friend Bernard in English, was first released in South Korea on 22 March 2007. It was directed by Lim Ah-ron and produced at RG Animation Studios.

Award History[edit]

Bernard has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Animation series at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (2006), Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award (2004), Prize in Children and Education at the Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation (2004) and was a finalist at the Annecy International Animation Festival (2003).[2]

  1. Nominated for The Best Animation Series at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (2006)
  2. Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award (2004)
  3. Won the Prize in Children and Education at DIFECA (Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation) (2004)
  4. Was the finalist in Annecy International Animation Festival (2003).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoon Go-eun (4 June 2008). "EBS 국산 애니 '빼꼼' 시즌2 방송" (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Bernard at the Internet Movie Database

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