C Bear and Jamal
|C Bear and Jamal|
C Bear and Jamal Title Card
|Created by||Earl Richey Jones|
Todd R. Jones
|Voices of||Arthur Reggie III |
George L. Wallace
|Country of origin||United States |
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||25 mins|
|Production company(s)||Film Roman |
|Original network||Fox Kids|
|Original release||February 3, 1996 –|
February 22, 1997
C Bear and Jamal is an animated musical comedy children's television series that aired on the Fox Kids programming block from 1996 to 1997. It centers on an elementary school-aged boy named Jamal, whose constant companion was "C Bear", an orange hip-hop teddy bear who raps. Film Roman co-produced the show.
- Jamal Harrison Wingo - (Arthur Reggie III) - Jamal is a trustful, 9 year-old African-American boy who always seems to be in a mission, but has C Bear to help him when he's in trouble.
- C Bear - (Tone Loc) - C Bear is a wise rapping teddy bear with a hip-hop look. He comes back to life when Jamal is around and is always ready to give him advice. He has the power to take with Jamal on wacky adventures. C Bear is based loosely on Tone Lōc's childhood teddy bear with which he could go on fantasy rides.
- Hawthorne Wingo - (George L. Wallace) - Hawthorne is the father of Jamal, who is always in desire and often questions Jamal on why he still keeps C Bear. It's unknown what happened to Hawthorne's wife.
- Grandma - (Dawnn Lewis) - Jamal's grandmother, who cooks the food for her family and is very nice to everyone.
- Grandpa - (Darryl Sivad) - Jamal's grandfather, who is bald and almost never leaves his chair.
- Maya - (Kim Fields) - Jamal's love interest, who is very loud but dislikes it when she is corrected on that. She is also very smart.
- Big Chill - (Aries Spears) - Jamal's fat friend, who is always hungry and sounds like he has a cold. Whenever he's coming in a room he'll say "the b-i-g c-h-i double l is in the hizzouse".
- Kwame - (Aries Spears) Jamal's best friend, who is dressed in African clothes and believes in "power to the people" and often calls things "conspiracies by 'The Man'" when he is displeased.
- Chipster - (Jeannie Elias) - Jamal's Caucasian friend, who likes to make his friends laugh and never thinks of himself as weird.
- Kim - (Margaret Cho) - Jamal's Asian friend, who is always with Maya and hates to see her friends being chosen on.
- Javier - (Paul Rodríguez) - Jamal's Latino friend, who doesn't tend to say mean things.
Season 1 (1996)
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Rap Van Winkle"||February 3, 1996|
C-Bear takes Jamal into the future to show him the sad effects of sleeping through his education.|
Song: "The Rap Song"
|2||"Emperor's New Gear"||February 10, 1996|
C-Bear introduces Jamal to the "Duke" in an effort to convince Jamal that the clothes he wears don't matter. It's the person he is that counts.|
Song: "New Clothes"
|3||"Big"||February 17, 1996|
On Jamal’s 10th birthday, he decides act like more of a grown-up starting with leaving C-Bear at home.|
Song: "Jamal's Blues"
Season 2 (1996–1997)
|4||Teeing Off||September 21, 1996||Ode to Duckie Jordan|
|5||The Prince and the Po' Boy||September 28, 1996||If I Were A Rich Boy|
|6||Raging Bully||October 12, 1996||Little Red Ragamuffin|
|7||Hanging with Mr. Wingo||November 2, 1996||No Worry Free J.O.B|
|8||Big Head Jamal||November 9, 1996||Benocchio's Lament|
|9||Sleepless in South Central||November 16, 1996||Ain't Got No Life|
|10||Dumbing Down||November 23, 1996||The Thinker|
|11||The Truth and Nothing But the Truth||February 1, 1997||Jamal Can't Handle The Truth|
|12||Puppy Love||February 15, 1997||Here Comes Jamal|
|13||Most Valuable Grandpa||February 22, 1997||Tortoise And The Hare|
- Executive Producers: Tone Loc, Phil Roman, Margaret Loesch
- Producer: Bob Richardson
- Story Editors: L. Rice, Al Sonya
- Voice Director: Debbie Allen
- Executives in Charge of Production: Bill Schultz, Anne Luiting
- Studio Production Manager: Lolee Aries
- Manager of Foreign Production: Kenneth T. Ito
- Casting: Eileen Mack Knight
- Director of Creative Development: Guy Vasilovich
- Directors: David Brain, Vincent Davis, Brian Hogan, Emory Myrick
- Music by: Kurt Farquhar
- Main Title Song Written and Performed by: Tone Loc
- Character Design: Bruce W. Smith
- Layout Design: Charles Payne, Cliff Vorhees
- Prop Design: Gary Hoffman, Jim Schumann
- Painting: Deborah Mark, Belle Norman, Elizabeth Reed, Cookie Tricarico
- Art Director: Brad Landreth
- Backgrounds: Nathan Chew
- Layouts: Nathan Chew
- Color Key Supervisor: Phyllis Craig
- Storyboards: Robert Boyle, Sandra Frame, Gary Hoffman, Brian Hogan, Chris Hubbard, Jay Lender, Scott Shaw!
- Picture Editors: Don Barrozo, Lee Harting
- Post Production Sound Services: Advantage Audio, Inc.
- Sound Recording Mixers: Melissa Gentry-Ellis, Ray Leonard, Jim Hodson
- Sound Effects Design: Michael Warner
- Music Editor: Fil Brown
- Track Department: Peter Aries
- Creative Producer: Swinton O. Scott III
- Creative Consultants: Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Bruce W. Smith
- Creative Concepts: Frankyln Ajaye, Barry Douglas
- Executive in Charge of Production for Fox Kids: Barney Gilmore
- Production Accountant: Kyle C. Hammans
- Production Managers: Barbara Cordova, Stephanie Elliott
- Assistant Film Editor: Kurtis Kunsak
- Negative Cutting: D and A Negative Cutting, Inc., Tim Heyen
- Telecine: Editel, Complete Post, Inc., Sunset Post
- Operator: Larry Field
- Post Production Director: Barbara Beck
- Post Production Supervisor: Noel Quinn-Roman
- Overseas Supervisor: Russell Crispin
Home video releases
Xenon Entertainment Group released every episode of the show on VHS and DVD in 2000.
- Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 118–119. ISBN 978-1538103739.
- Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 168=169. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- "Tone Loc to Debut Cartoon Series on Fox". The Los Angeles Times. 1996-01-30. Retrieved 2010-08-24.