Bernard (TV series)

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Bernard Bear Poster.jpg
Poster of Bernard
Also known asBackkom
Created byJose Luis Ucha Enriquez
Claudio Biern Lliviria
Developed byRG Animation Studios
Written byIñaki San Román
Sergio V. Santesteban
Directed byClaudio Biern Lliviria
José Luis Ucha
Aaron Lim
(Animation Director)
Creative director(s)Toni García
StarringMarie Fagundo
Sly Johnson
Composer(s)Óscar Maced Rodríguez
Country of originSouth Korea
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes156 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Carlos Biern
Sirl Oscar
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 time3 minutes
Production company(s)BRB Internacional S.A.
EBS Productions
M6 Métropole Télévision
RG Animation Studios
BRB Internacional
BBC Worldwide
Miramax Films
DistributorM6 Droits Audiovisuels
M6 Métropole Télévision
BRB Internacional
Miramax Films
BBC Worldwide
Original networkEBS
BBC AnimaKids
Original release2006 (2006) –
2012 (2012)
Followed byMy Friend Bernard
Related showsBunn&Bunny
Strange Hill High
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Bernard, known as Backkom (Hangul: 빼꼼) in South Korea, is a Spanish-South Korean-French computer-animated television series produced by 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.


The show centers on a curious polar bear named Bernard, whose bumbling slapstick antics typically result in the bear being knocked unconscious or being seriously injured by the end of an episode. Bernard almost 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.


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


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.

Another film, titled Backkom Bear: Agent 008 was released in China on 13 January 2017.

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]


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

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