Gummibär

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Gummibär
Also known as Funny Bear, Gummibaer, Gummibär, Gummibar, Gumimaci, Gummy Bear, Gummybear
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Dance-pop, electro, house, novelty
Years active 2006 (2006)-present
Labels Gummybear International[citation needed]
Website http://www.gummibar.net/

Gummibär is an international multi-lingual character and virtual band who is known for performing the Gummy bear-related series of songs on various albums, including I Am Your Gummy Bear and La La Love to Dance. It is most notable for the song and video "I'm A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)".

Name origins and appearance[edit]

The name 'Gummibär' is taken from a German brand of baby bear-shaped gum candy. The highly stylized green blue-eyed character is usually naked except for orange underwear and sneakers. Gummibär also seems to be bitten with a small portion of the upper left ear missing. The bear's muzzle or, allowing for anthropomorphism, his mustache and goatee, appear to be sugar-crusted, and the character only has two small teeth spaced far apart on his lower jaw. Gummibär's right iris and pupil is greater in size than the corresponding left-sided features.

Popularity[edit]

Gummibär's popularity as a phenomenon is very similar to that of Crazy Frog, characterized by repetition of lyrics and singing of catchy melodies. Variants of the character's music have been released in more than 11 languages, including English, Hungarian, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Portuguese.

The related products are marketed by 'Gummybear International', who are responsible for the creation, development, and branding of Gummibär animations, as well as musical content and production. Merchandise includes musical and video products (CDs, DVDs, downloads and ringtones) and video games. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, United States.

In June 2012 Gummybear International gained a licensing and co-branding deal with Greece based Bulgarian toy manufacturer, 'Jumbo'.[citation needed]

On August 24, 2012 Gummybear International gained a licensing agreement with Brazilian Record Label Som Livre that includes deals on merchandising and releases on different formats.[citation needed]

Video[edit]

The video, a 30 second CGI pop promo animated in Softimage XSI, was directed, designed and animated by Peter Dodd and produced through Wilfilm in Copenhagen for Ministry of Sound GmbH in Berlin.[citation needed]

DVD[edit]

Gummibär: I Am Gummy Bear - The Gummibär Video Collection was released in April 28, 2009. The DVD contains a video collection of "I am a gummy bear" in 9 different languages, as well as the some of the character's other releases.[citation needed]

Gummibär: The Yummy Gummy Search For Santa Animated Christmas Special Movie was released on November 6, 2012.[citation needed]It is Gummibär's first feature length film debut. Gummibär: The Yummy Gummy Search For Santa came out on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on November 6, 2012 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

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