List of fictional bears

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This is a list of fictional bears that appear in video games, film, television, animation, comics and literature. This also includes Pandas, but not the unrelated Red Panda species. The list is limited to notable, named characters. This list is a subsidiary to the List of fictional animals article.

Literature[edit]

Character Origin Author Notes
Aloysius Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear.
Baloo The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling A sloth bear who is Mowgli's mentor and friend.
Bear Franklin Paulette Bourgeois A brown bear who is Franklin's best friend.
Bear Family Berenstain Bears Stan and Jan Berenstain The Family consists of Father Bear, Mother Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and eventually Honey Bear.
Bear The Honey and Bear Stories Ursula Dubosarsky Bear lives with the little bird Honey, a silvereye, native to Australia.
Gentle Ben Gentle Ben Walt Morey A grizzly bear in the book, though the TV series and movies make him a black bear.
Ben The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Charles Sellier
Beorn The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien A man with the ability to transform into a bear.
Br'er Bear Uncle Remus stories Joel Chandler Harris Also occurs in stories by Enid Blyton.
Corduroy Corduroy Don Freeman A teddy bear who hopes to be owned by a girl named Lisa.
Iorek Byrnison His Dark Materials Philip Pullman A male armored polar bear. An honorable friend to Lyra and the rightful king of Svalbard.
Issi Noho Issi Noho Keith Chatfield
Lars The Little Polar Bear Hans de Beer Adapted into a TV Series for BBC in 1990s and four films by Warner Bros.
Little Bear Little Bear Else Holmelund Minarik Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and adapted into a TV Series by Nelvana.
Mary Plain Mary Plain Gwynedd Rae
Misha The Foundation Pit Andrei Platonov
Old Bear Old Bear and Friends Jane Hissey An elderly dusty teddy bear, whom the other toys look up as a fearless, yet wise leader.
Old Ben The Bear William Faulkner
Paddington Bear Paddington Bear Michael Bond A bear who emigrated from Peru to the station he was named after. First illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
Rupert Bear Rupert Bear Mary Tourtel Also known as Rupert the Bear.
Shardik Shardik Richard Adams
State O' Maine The Hotel New Hampshire John Irving An oddly intelligent performing bear who works with Freud, a Viennese Jew.
Teddy Robinson The Teddy Robinson Storybook Joan G. Robinson Cuddly but accident-prone, Teddy Robinson belongs to a little girl named Deborah.
Tottles Tottles the Bear Humphry Bowen
Winkie Winkie Clifford Chase
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne Described as a bear of very little brain, yet has good ideas when helping with his friends.

Comics[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Bamse Bamse The strongest bear in the whole world.
Bear Bear (comic)
Biffo the Bear The Beano
Bobo Bobo The eponymous "troll bear", encountering adventures in the forest, and occasionally the town nearby.
Cornelius Bear and Téodor Orezcu Achewood
Genma Saotome Ranma ½
Jasper the Bear Jasper the Bear Mascot of Jasper National Park; cartoon by James Simpkins
Kozlov Leifonovich Grebnev Biomega
Lord Noriyuki Usagi Yojimbo
Pooky Garfield Garfield's Teddy Bears
Oliver B. Bumble Tom Puss/Oliver B. Bumble Known as Olivier B. Bommel in Dutch
P.T. Bridgeport Pogo A flamboyant impresario and traveling circus operator named after P.T. Barnum, with a theatrical speech pattern and carnival barker's sales spiel satirizing the circus-like, media frenzy atmosphere of American political campaigns.[1]

Film and television[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Amy, Lulu and Morgan Bananas In Pyjamas The three teddies of Cuddles Avenue.
Teddy Andy Pandy and Teddy The bear belonging to Andy Pandy in the 1950s television series.
Bear Bear in the Big Blue House Bear is a bear that lives in a big blue house with his friends Tutter the mouse, Pip and Pop the otters, Ojo the bear cup, Trelo the lemur, and Shadow the shadow.
Baby Bear Sesame Street Son of Papa and Mama Bear and eventually brother of his new baby sister Curly and a good friend of Telly Monster.
Basil the Bear Sesame Park
Beary Barrington The Country Bears
Bobo the Bear Muppets Tonight He is easily amused yet often dry, sarcastic, and slightly befuddled.
Bungle Rainbow An inquisitive bear but also clumsy and complains a lot about the other characters.
Buttons the Bear Puppets Who Kill
Coca-Cola Bear "Coca-Cola" Commercials Though the particular origins are unknown, the Coca-Cola bear is prominently featured in wintertime advertisements for the company. It is usually depicted sliding down snow and has several progeny.
Fozzie Bear The Muppets An orange-brown, fozzie bear who often wears a brown pork pie hat and a red-and-white polka-dot necktie. Serves as the show's stand-up comic.
Gentle Ben Gentle Ben About a boy and his tame bear.
Humphrey B. Bear Humphrey B. Bear A tall, shaggy brown bear with a large, glossy nose, straw boater, tartan waist-coat and oversized yellow bow-tie.
Katahdin Prophecy 1979 Mutated Killer Bear
Lala Hiyama Knights of Sidonia A talking bear who serves as "dorm mother."
Oxsana Borat Borat and Azamatt's American Black Bear that used for protection when traveling across the United States, she is named after Borat's late wife whom was attacked and killed by a bear
Ringbear How I Met Your Mother The ring bearer at Barney and Robin's wedding.
Sooty The Sooty Show A glove puppet bear, created by Harry Corbett in 1948, that appears on British television.
Ted Ted A Talking teddy bear.
Ted E. Bear The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas Theodore Edward (Ted E.) Bear goes exploring while the other bears are hibernating.
Nassur Tomorrow's Pioneers An aggressively anti-Semitic teddy bear
Waldo The Waldo Moment Episode of Black Mirror (TV series) A computer generated, human animated foul-mouthed television celebrity.
Xiphias The Poe News Chet's bear puppet.

Animation[edit]

MaxieMaxie the Polar Bear is one of Chilly Willy's best friends. He is a white polar bear first seen in Polar Fright when he musted takes care of a dog to not wake up. Maxie meeted Chilly Willy in Chilly Chums when he saved Maxie by a hunter.

Character Origin Notes
Akabuto Ginga Legend Weed
Andy Panda Walter Lantz He has a girlfriend called Miranda Panda, and a father called Andrew Senior. They have appeared in many cartoons and comic books. One of his comic book adventures was drawn by Carl Barks. John Stanley also did Andy Panda comic book work.[2]
Barney Bear Barney Bear A grumpy bear, who finds it hard to cope with the annoyances around him.
Bi-Polar Bear Queer Duck One of Queer Duck's friends. He often makes bad jokes that he alone finds funny.
Blubber Bear Wacky Races Luke's racing partner.
The Buddy Bears Garfield and Friends Singing annoying bears that 'always get along'.
Burble Danger Rangers
Bobo The Simpsons Mr Burns' treasured childhood teddy bear.
Bojan Bojan the Bear A painter who paints his own world with three colours.
Bongo Fun and Fancy Free A circus bear.
Boog Open Season Elliot's best friend and the protagonist of the film and it's sequels.
"Br'er Bear" "Br'er Rabbit" A slow witted bear in Br'er Rabbit working with smarter Br'er Fox to capture and eat Br'er Rabbit.
Breezly Breezly and Sneezly A comical, resourceful, polar bear, who sticks with his friend Sneezly.
Corporal Penguins of Madagascar A Polar Bear who is the member of the North Wind.
Cub Happy Tree Friends Causes trouble, usually through dangerous activities while his father does not pay attention.
Cindy Bear The Yogi Bear Show Yogi Bear's girlfriend. First appears as a blue bear in yellow garments, but is redesigned in Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!.
Disco Bear Happy Tree Friends A light orange-colored bear with an orange afro and sideburns who likes to dance to disco music. He wears 1970s style clothing, including a yellow leisure jacket, yellow bell-bottom pants, and orange and white dancing platform shoes.
Dovahbear Dovahbear; Skyrim Cartoon[3] A bear living in the world of Skyrim, a territory in the realm of the Elder Scrolls world, who suddenly gains the shouting power of the Dovah; Dragons.
Flippy Happy Tree Friends Flippy is a green male bear. He wears dog tags around his neck, a military uniform and a green beret with checkered crest on his head. He is a retired veteran soldier in the Army. He fought in the Weaponized Animal Regiment (The W.A.R), and has an obsession with making booby traps inspired by the Viet Cong, as well as a flashback of his experience of being held captive by them (as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh). But he sometimes "flips out" everytime he sees or hears something related to war and kills anyone in sight; hence the name.
Fluffy and Uranus Duckman Duckman's two Care Bear-esque teddy-bear office assistants. Fluffy is pink and Uranus is blue. However, they are otherwise identical and try to get Duckman to act kindly and more politically correct.
Ginko Yurishiro Yuri Kuma Arashi
Life Beauty
Life Cool
Life Sexy
Lulu Yurigasaki
Gordon Camp Lazlo A bear bean scout.
Grizzly Shirokuma Cafe
Grizzly Bear Happy Tree Friends A male grizzly bear in the episode "Take a Hike".
Hei Bai Avatar: The Last Airbender Spirit of the forests that takes the animal form of a panda bear.
Humphrey the Bear Walt Disney shorts A bear who usually harasses Donald Duck and park ranger J. Audubon Woodlore.
Kit Cloudkicker TaleSpin Formerly an air pirate, then after escaping became a navigator for Baloo.
Kissyfur Kissyfur A little boy bear that lives with his father in the swamps.
Kenai Brother Bear A man who is transformed into a bear by Sitka's spirit after killing Koda's mother.
Koda Brother Bear An orphaned bear cub, who becomes a great friend to Kenai.
Kumajiro Hetalia: Axis Powers
Kuma-san Super Kuma-san
Luk Balto
Muk Balto
Marezou Girl Friend BETA
Malloy Brickleberry A very crude, racist, sexist grizzly bear cub that play video games.
Mor'du Brave, The Legend of Mor'du A violent, massive bear with the strength of ten men. Formerly a human Scottish prince, who was transformed by a spell he acquired in an attempt to defeat his brothers for total control of an ancient kingdom.
Panny Panda! Go, Panda!
PapaPanda Panda! Go, Panda!
Mouk Mouk A globe-trotting bear.
Penny Ling Littlest Pet Shop
Master Po Ping Kung Fu Panda An energetic and overweight Giant Panda who becomes the Dragon Warrior
Pop Happy Tree Friends Cub's father, who usually causes misfortune for his son casually or through negligence.
Paw Paw Chuck Paws & Tales Grizzly Bear and folksy mentor of C.J. Brown and his friends.
Polar Bear Shirokuma Cafe The proprietor of the Café, which serves organic foods and drinks and is popular with both humans and animals. He has a habit of making bad puns with his customers and friends, just for the amusement of hearing their retorts.
Panda Shirokuma Cafe
Proffesor Pajas Alfred J. Kwak
Queen Elinor Brave Merida's mother who is transformed into a bear for two days by her daughter's purchased spell with unforeseen consequences.
Rilakkuma Rilakkuma "Relax Bear" and his girlfriend Korilakkuma, are a highly popular bear characters in Japan from the San-X Company.
Rebecca Cunningham TaleSpin
Roro Shirobako
Sebastian Star Bear Sebastian Star Bear: First Mission An extraterrestrial Star Bear from the Ursa Major constellation who flies to Earth in his CRYOG after hearing Griselda's plea for help.
Sexual Harassment Panda South Park Known also as Petey.
Shao May Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Sonya the Bear Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted King Julien's love interest.
The Squishy Bearz Eek! The Cat Parodic versions of the Care Bears, consisting of Kozy, Puffy, Wuz Wuz and Pierre.
SuperTed SuperTed A teddy bear found to be defective in the toy factory he was made and was discarded. A Spotty man found him there and brought him to life with his "cosmic dust".
Ted the Polar Bear The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper Starts off with a lonely Christmas until Private decides to get him a present.
Teddy Ruxpin The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin Better known as "The World's First Animated Talking Toy".
Teri The Amazing World of Gumball
The Three Bears Looney Tunes The Three Bears are a family that consists of Papa Bear (sometimes called Henry), Mama Bear, and Junior Bear (sometimes spelled Junyer or Joonyer).
Tim the Bear The Cleveland Show One of Cleveland and Donna's neighbors in Stoolbend. He is thirty-five years old and lives with his wife, Arianna, and his son, Raymond. He has deep religious convictions (often attending Stoolbend Community Church and having his honeymoon in Israel). He works as a telemarketer at Waterman Cable.
Victor Victor & Maria
Vincent Over The Hedge Grizzly Bear antagonist from the film.
Yogi Bear & Boo Boo The Yogi Bear Show Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo Bear reside in Jellystone Park and would often try to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith.

Video games[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Anna Paburowa Gokujo Parodius First Boss in Gokujo Parodius, Playable in Paro Wars, and the Pachislot Gokuraku Parodius
Bamboo Pandamonium[Note 1] Mega Man X8 Robotic panda encountered as a boss in a bamboo forest. Works with the main villain, Sigma, to bring about his vision of the world.[4]
Banjo Banjo-Kazooie Titular hero.[5]
Chen Stormstout Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Warrior and Brewmaster of the Pandaren people.[6]
Choko Animal Boxing Male brown bear boxer.
Freddy Fazbear Five Nights at Freddy's He is an animatronic bear that was built for Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He has four counterparts, the most of any animatronic in the series. Golden Freddy appears in Five Nights at Freddy's and Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Toy Freddy appears only in Five Nights at Freddy's 2 along with Withered/Old Freddy. Phantom Freddy only appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 3
Grizzly Slash[Note 2] Mega Man X5 Robotic grizzly bear encountered as a boss on a large train after he becomes berserk from the "Sigma Virus".[7]
Ivan the Bear Brutal: Paws of Fury Russian brown bear who fights using Soviet military style.[8]
Kuma Tekken Bodyguard of Heihachi Mishima.
Kumazo Animal Boxing Male polar bear boxer.
Li Li Stormstout World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Niece and traveling companion of Chen Stormstout.[9]
Misha Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Brown bear companion of the beastmaster Rexxar.[10]
Moneybags Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! A greedy bear who has an obsession and love for money.
Monokuma Danganronpa A robotic black & white bear that takes over Hope's Peak Academy and finds joy in spreading despair.
Naughty Bear Naughty Bear A revenge-driven bear and protagonist of the eponymous game.
Panda Tekken 3 Companion of Ling Xiaoyu.
Panda King Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Pyrotechnics expert of the Fiendish Five and in the third game recruited to be part of the Cooper Gang.
Polar Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Polar bear cub and pet of Crash Bandicoot.[11]
Poler Kamrous Mega Man Zero 2 Robotic polar bear encountered as a boss in Antarctica, where she guards a defense system computer.[12]
Sana Armello Chosen hero of the Bear Clan attuned with nature.[13]
The Grizz Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Graffiti artist turned bad and now under the command of Cyrille Le Paradox.
Ulfsaar the Ursa Warrior Defense of the Ancients Ulfsaar the Warrior is the fiercest member of an ursine tribe.[14]
Volibear League of Legends A fierce and respected warrior of the Ursine.[15]
Wally Bear Wally Bear and the NO! Gang Title character and anti-drug advocate.[16]
Yumil Lollipop Chainsaw The undead companion of Viking metal zombie Vikke.

Other[edit]

Myth and folklore[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pogo (comic strip)#Frequent visitors
  2. ^ Who's who in animated cartoons 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-CS8L_8LBk
  4. ^ "ROCKMAN X 8" (in Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Schneider, Peer (June 30, 1998). "Banjo-Kazooie Review". IGN. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Pine, Sarah (November 9, 2013). "Blizzcon 2013: Iconic Characters of Warcraft". Joystiq. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ ロックマンX5 (in Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ Wilson, David (April 25, 2005). "Sega-16 - Brutal: Paws of Fury". Sega-16. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Li Li's Travel Journal". Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Wachowski, Elizabeth (June 14, 2007). "Know Your Lore: Rexxar". Joystiq. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ultimate Guide to Crash Bandicoot". Crashfan's Planet. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "MMHP: Mega Man Zero 2 Data Base". The Mega Man Homepage. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Armello". Armello.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ursa Warrior". PlayDOTA.com. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Volibear". League of Legends. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ "NintendoAge >> Wally Bear and the No! Gang". NintendoAge. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
Notes
  1. ^ "Bamboo Pandemonium" (バンブー・パンデモニウム Banbū Pandemoniumu) in the original Japanese version.
  2. ^ "Crescent Grizzly" (クレッセTント・グリズリー Kuressento Gurizurī) in the original Japanese version.