I'm a Gummy Bear
|"I'm A Gummy Bear|
(The Gummy Bear Song)"
|Single by Gummibär|
|from the album I Am Your Gummy Bear|
|Released||10 June 2007|
|Genre||Dance, children’s music|
|Producer(s)||Tonekind, Papabar, Rene Rennefeld|
|Gummibär singles chronology|
"I'm a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)" is a novelty dance song by Gummibär, in reference to the gummy bear, a type of bear-shaped candy originating in Germany. It was written by German composer Christian Schneider and released by its label Gummybear International. The song was first released in Hungary, where it spent eight months as number 1 atop the ringtones chart.
Subsequently it became global as an Internet meme, in large part due to its corresponding videos on YouTube and MySpace. It has since been released in at least twenty-five languages and has virally spread worldwide with more than 2 billion plays.
The French version ("Funny Bear") was written by Peter Kitsch. The French music video has over 470 million views on YouTube as of February 2021, making it one of the top 10 most viewed French videos on the site. It peaked number eight on the French Singles Chart.
With the song ready-made for ringtone use, one critic commented "he's the ultimate cross-platform, cross-cultural phenomenon YouTube was designed to unleash." It is heard on his debut album I Am Your Gummy Bear released in 2007. Since the song's release, many songs, including a cover of "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", have been released by Gummibär.
Gummy bear, the highly stylized character, is naked except for orange Y-front briefs and sneakers. Gummy bear also seems to be bitten with a small portion of the upper left ear missing. The bear's muzzle or mustache and goatee, are sugar-crusted and with only two small teeth spaced far apart on his lower jaw.
In 2006, The video, a 30-second CGI pop promo animated in Softimage XSI, was directed, designed and animated by Peter Dodd and was produced through Wilfilm in Copenhagen for Ministry of Sound GmbH in Berlin.
In popular culture
The song is also featured in the 2021 Netflix family film "Yes Day".
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