Bernard (TV series)
Poster of Bernard
|Also known as||Backkom in South Korea|
|Created by||Jose Luis Ucha Enriquez
Claudio Biern Lliviria
|Developed by||RG Animation Studios|
|Written by||Iñaki San Román
Sergio V. Santesteban
|Directed by||Claudio Biern Lliviria
José Luis Ucha
|Creative director(s)||Toni García|
|Composer(s)||Óscar Maced Rodríguez|
|Country of origin||South Korea
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||102 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Carlos Biern|
|Producer(s)||Claudio Biern Boyd
Javier Robles de Acuna
|Running time||3 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BRB Internacional S.A.
M6 Métropole Télévision
RG Animation Studios
|Distributor||M6 Droits Audiovisuels
M6 Métropole Télévision
|Original release||2004– 2012|
|Followed by||Mug Travel|
Bernard, known as Backkom (Hangul: 빼꼼) 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, 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 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.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||December 18, 2006||December 30, 2007|
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.
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).
- Nominated for The Best Animation Series at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (2006)
- Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award (2004)
- Won the Prize in Children and Education at DIFECA (Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation) (2004)
- Was the finalist in Annecy International Animation Festival (2003).