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.


Character Origin Notes
Akakabuto Ginga Nagareboshi Gin A power-hungry bear from the fictional Japanese Mountains of Ohu. His name means "red-helmet", after the unusual red patch of fur lining his backbone. Bloodthirsty and full of wrath, he terrorizes the people in nearby villages and forms alliances with other powerful bears to build his own fortress in the mountains. He is the main villain in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, and has a brief cameo in Ginga Legend WEED via narrated flashback.
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.[1]
Baloo The Jungle Book (Disney) Pilot of the transport plane "Sea Duck" from TaleSpin. (Character adaption of Baloo from 1967 animated film.) He is also a friend of Mowgli and Bagheera in The Jungle Book. Voiced by Phil Harris in the first film, John Goodman in the second film and Bill Murray in the CGI remake.
Barnacles The Octonauts The Captain of the Octonauts ship.
Barney Bear Barney Bear A grumpy brown bear, who finds it hard to cope with the annoyances around him.
Barry Bear The Angry Beavers
Bear Masha and the Bear A brown bear which is the little girl, Masha's, best friend.
Bear WordWorld A bear that is made up of the words B, E, A and R.
Bears Sing They are the main antagonists of Illumination's animated film which became Mike the Mouse's enemies.
Benjamin "Ben" Bear The Secret World of Benjamin Bear One of the best-kept secret in the world: teddy bears are in fact alive. Cartoon for children.
Bernard Bernard He is a funny polar bear; Also known as Backkom.
Bert Willa's Wild Life
Bi-Polar Bear Queer Duck One of Queer Duck's friends. He often makes bad jokes that he alone finds funny.
Big Mikey Bunsen Is a Beast A Black Bear that was given to and named after Mikey in the episode, Bearly Acceptable Behavior.
Blossom Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets Mulan's panda cub and member of the Palace Pets.
Blubber Bear Wacky Races Luke's racing partner.
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.
Boo Boo The Yogi Bear Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show
Boo-Boo Bear resides in Jellystone Park and would often question Yogi Bear about why they are trying to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith.
Boog Open Season Elliot's best friend and the protagonist of the film and its sequels. Voiced by Martin Lawrence and Mike Epps.
Boris 64 Zoo Lane
Bossy Bossy Bear
Breezly Breezly and Sneezly A comical, resourceful, polar bear, who sticks with his friend Sneezly.
Brother Bear Coonskin A satirical subversion of Joel Chandler Harris and Disney's similar character from Song of the South, reimagined as an African-American.[2]
The Buddy Bears Garfield and Friends Singing annoying bears that 'always get along'.
Burble Danger Rangers A polar bear whose good at skateboarding and teaching kids about safety.
Burple Bear Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
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!.
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.
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.
Ernest Ernest & Celestine An initially destitute bear who rejected his family's plan for him to go into law, due to his desire to become an entertainer.
Farmer Bear Elinor Wonders Why A presumably female grizzly bear who is a recurring character in the show. She is, as her title implies, a working farmer in Animal Town. She is voiced by the Canadian actress, Ellen Dubin.
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" every time he sees or hears something related to war and kills anyone in sight; hence the name.
Fluffy Duckman One of Duckman's two Care Bear-esque teddy-bear office assistants. Fluffy is pink. Fluffy and his co worker Uranus try to get Duckman to act kindly and more politically correct.
George and Junior Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoons Two bears inspired by George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Ginko Yurishiro Yuri Kuma Arashi
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".
Grizzly Bear We Bare Bears One of the three brothers trying to fit in with human society.
Grizzy Grizzy and the Lemmings A bear who constantly battles a clan of lemmings, with results that always end with both Grizzy and the lemmings losing in some bizarre, comical way.
Grizz Kodiak The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog local carpenter of Gnarly Woods.
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.
Ice Bear We Bare Bears One of the three brothers trying to fit in with human society.
Jack Bear Goldie & Bear Mama & Papa Bear's son who met Goldie, after she accidentally broke his favourite chair.
Karadi "Karadi Tales" A Himalayan brown bear who tells stories from the Panchatantra, Jatakas and Indian mythology. He appears only in the first season of the show.
Kenai Brother Bear An Alaskan Inupiat Inuit teenager who is transformed into an Alaskan grizzly bear, as described by the film information,[3] or as a brown bear, as determined by historical facts,[4] by Sitka's spirit in the Aurora after killing Koda's mother. Voiced by Joaquin Phoenix in the first film and Patrick Dempsey in the second film. Despite Kenai for his Native American appearance as an Eskimo his name means "Flatland" in Athabascan language and is also named after Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Kevin Zootopia Mr. Big's most trusted henchman, and a member of the Tundratown mafia
Kissyfur Kissyfur A male cub lives with his father in the swamps.
Kit Cloudkicker TaleSpin Formerly an air pirate, then after escaping became a navigator for Baloo.
Koda Brother Bear An orphaned Alaskan grizzly bear cub, as described by the film information,[3] or as a brown bear cub, as determined by historical facts,[4] who becomes a great friend to Kenai. Voiced by Jeremy Suarez. Koda means "Friend" in Sioux language.
Kumajiro Hetalia: Axis Powers A pet polar bear owned by the personification of Canada. He is often shown to not recognize Canada as a joke that no one knows Canada, even his pet.
Leonard Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Life Beauty Yuri Kuma Arashi
Life Cool Yuri Kuma Arashi
Life Sexy Yuri Kuma Arashi
Lil Jon Walt Disney's Robin Hood John Little (Robin Hood changed his name into Little John) is a legendary fellow outlaw of Robin Hood.
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear Toy Story 3 Stuffed bear that is the main antagonist in Toy Story 3.
Luk Balto
Lulu Yurigasaki Yuri Kuma Arashi
Lumpjaw Fun and Fancy Free Main antagonist to Bongo.
Malloy Brickleberry A very crude, racist, sexist grizzly bear cub that play video games.
Marezou Girl Friend BETA
Master Yo Yin Yang Yo! Father and teacher of Yin and Yang.
Maxie Chilly Willy Maxie the polar bear is one of Chilly Willy's best friends. He is first seen in Polar Fright when he must take care not to wake up a dog. Maxie meets Chilly Willy in Chilly Chums when he saves Maxie from a hunter.
Mimmo Charley and Mimmo Charley's subanthromorphic teddy bear toy who is one of the main characters in the show. He can't talk, but to communicate, he squeaks and squeals like a squeaky toy.
Mishka Masha and the Bear A retired circus bear acts as a fatherly figure to a young girl named Masha.
Molly Cunningham TaleSpin She is Rebecca Cunningham's yellow-furred, 6-year-old daughter.
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.
Mouk Mouk A globe-trotting bear.
Muk Balto
Natsu Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear
Norm Norm of the North The titular character, who has to prevent Greene Homes condos from arriving in the Arctic.
Norvyn Kingdom Force A polar bear who protects the Ice Kingdom and is part of Kingdom Force. He's the biggest, oldest, and strongest member of the team. At times, he's serious and doesn't like silliness. His vehicle Rider 5 is the strongest of the all the vehicles, has a grappling hook, and can turn into a submarine. He also has a nephew, named Artie. Norvyn has a big appetite at times, as noted in Stink'em Up when he says he's so hungry he can 'eat an iceberg'. He also has a keen interest in fishing, as he makes various fishing references during rescues. He wears blue fingerless gloves.
Oso Special Agent Oso The 21-year-old colorful special agent teddy bear who predominantly works on helping children perform tasks such as blowing bubbles, making a card or cleaning their rooms; he is the main character of the series.
Pancada The Little Panda Fighter A panda bear working as the janitor at the Bear Bar Box who dreams of becoming a dancer, a boxing ring and bar that bears go to, to have a good time. Or they would, but few customers go to Bear Bar Box because the same bear Teddy Thunders has been champion for two years. The ring's owner Mr. Polaris, a polar bear, plans to fight Teddy Thunders in the ring, but has to fight in disguise, but when Pancada does his laundry his black suit shrinks making Mr. Polaris look like a panda. Mr. Polaris wins the match, but everyone thinks that was Pancada, so Pancada now has to deal with the guilt of his unearned fame.
Panda Shirokuma Cafe
Panda Bear We Bare Bears One of three brothers trying to fit in with human society.
Pants Bear Pants Bear[5] The story of Pants Bear and his family started in 2018, but the true start of Pants Bear, the teddy bear, stretches back to the early 1990s in Finland. Where a special teddy bear with bright green pants found his way into the young hands of Dr. Taavi Kuisma, the now author of Pants Bear.
Panny Panda! Go, Panda!
PapaPanda Panda! Go, Panda!
Paw Paw Chuck Paws & Tales Grizzly bear and folksy mentor of C.J. Brown and his friends.
Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda South Park A man known normally as Tom Morris, he is a misfit educational mascot dressed as a panda who teaches children about sexual harassment. He eventually becomes "Peetie the Don't Sue People Panda" to end the crisis of South Park citizens suing various people constantly.
Penny Ling Littlest Pet Shop
Pepper Summer Camp Island A panda normally seen with his security blanket. He has a somewhat neurotic personality at times.
Peter the Panda Phineas and Ferb A secret agent panda from Seattle.
"Master" Po Ping Kung Fu Panda An energetic and overweight giant panda who becomes the Dragon Warrior.
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.
Pop Happy Tree Friends Cub's father, who usually causes misfortune for his son casually or through negligence.
Professor Paljas Alfred J. Kwak
Punch Hustle Punch The main character: a street child bear.
Queen Elinor Brave Mérida's mother who is transformed into a bear for two days by her daughter's purchased spell with unforeseen consequences.
Rebecca Cunningham TaleSpin
Rilakkuma Rilakkuma "Relax Bear" and his friend Korilakkuma, are a highly popular bear characters in Japan from the San-X Company.
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.
Shao May Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Sonny Rimba Racer
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 in, was discarded. A Spotty man found him there and Mother Nature brought him to life with her "cosmic dust".
Taotao Taotao
Ted E. Bear The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas Theodore Edward (Ted E.) Bear goes exploring while the other bears are hibernating.
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 A paper cutout bear and student at Elmore Junior High.
The Gummi Bears Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Fictional group of anthropomorphic bears who have a long and rich history, and are relatively unknown to the humans of the world who believe that they are legends and fairy tales.
The Hair Bear Bunch! Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! Three fun-loving bears – the fast-talking Hair Bear (voiced by Daws Butler), bafflegab-talking Bubi Bear (voiced by Paul Winchell), and laid-back Square Bear (voiced by William Callaway) – who are always trying to find a way to escape from the Wonderland Zoo on some sort of get-rich-quick scheme, or a wild night of fun.
The Hillbilly Bears The Hillbilly Bears The Hillbilly Bears, a Hanna-Barbera Productions animated television series, featuring Paw Rugg, Maw Rugg, Floral Rugg, and Shag Rugg.
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.
Umka Umka A polar bear cub, who befriended a boy from Nenets tribe. However, people left this territory, and Umka decides to find the boy.
Uranus Duckman One of Duckman's two Care Bear-esque teddy-bear office assistants. Uranus is blue. Uranus and his co worker Fluffy try to get Duckman to act kindly and more politically correct.
Victor Victor & Maria
Vincent Over The Hedge An American black bear who is the antagonist from the film.
Vladimir Goudenov Grizzlikof Darkwing Duck A grizzly bear and S.H.U.S.H.'s top agent
Yogi Bear The Yogi Bear Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show
Yogi Bear resides in Jellystone Park and would often try to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith.
Wilbur The Son of Bigfoot A good and friendly grizzly bear in the animated movie.
Zozi Bartok the Magnificent


Character Origin Creator Notes
Ambrose Rupert the Chick Arthur White Best friend of Rupert the Chick.[6]
Anne Marie Doddel Tom Poes Marten Toonder Love interest and later wife of Olivier B. Bommel.[7]
Bamse Bamse Rune Andréasson The strongest bear in the whole world.
Barnstable Bear Pogo Walt Kelly A simple-minded bear.
Bear Bear (comic) Jamie Smart
Biffo the Bear The Beano Dudley D. Watkins
Birre Beer [nl] Birre Beer [nl] Phiny Dick, Ton Beek, Andries Brandt, Eiso Toonder A naïve little bear who lives in a forest with his friends Socratov the mouse and Mirre, the daughter of a woodsman.[8]
Bobby Bear The Annuals Kitsie Bridges, Dora McLaren, Wilfred Haughton, Meg
Bobo Bobo Lars Mortimer
Brommy & Tommy Brommy & Tommy Jan Dirk van Exter Two cute little bears who are good friends.[9]
Mrs. Bruin Tiger Tim (aka The Bruin Boys) Julius Stafford Baker,[10] Herbert Sydney Foxwell[11] A female bear who works as a teacher. The character was originally a hippopotamus named Mrs. Hippo.[10]
Brummel Brummel und Knickebein Rolf Kauka A bear whose sidekick is Knickebein the raven.[12]
Bussi Bär Bussi Bär [de] Rolf Kauka A little bear whose comic strip ran from 1973 until 2013.[12]
Cornelius Bear Achewood Chris Onstad
Demon Bear New Mutants Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod
Fuzz Fuzz & Pluck [fr] Ted Stearn [nl] A naïve, gullible teddy bear with self-doubt.[13]
Genma Saotome Ranma ½ Rumiko Takahashi
Giorgione Pinky Massimo Mattioli Best friend of Pinky the rabbit.[14]
Gohin Beastars Paru Itagaki One of the main characters. A giant panda who acts as a doctor and therapist for carnivores in the Black Market
Io The War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas Vol 1 #1 Greg Pak, Gang Hyuk Lim A "half-moon" bear spirit sealed inside a magic mask. Companion to Crescent. From Earth-616
Jasper the Bear Jasper the Bear James Simpkins Debuted in a gag comic and later became mascot of Jasper National Park[15]
Kozlov Leifonovich Grebnev Biomega Tsutomu Nihei
Lala Hiyama Knights of Sidonia Tsutomu Nihei A talking bear who serves as "dorm mother."
Lord Noriyuki Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai
Nestor Moky et Poupy [fr] Roger Bussemy [fr] Pet bear of two Native American children, Moky and Poupy.[16]
Olivier B. Bommel (Oliver B. Bumble) Tom Poes Marten Toonder A bear who lives like a nobleman. Best friend of Tom Poes.[7]
Panda Panda Marten Toonder A little intelligent panda bear.[7]
Peter Snowdrop's Zoo Arnold Warden A sidekick of Chic the clown.[17]
Ping Jungle Jinks Mabel F. Taylor A panda friend of the main cast.[18]
Placid Placid et Muzo [19] José Cabrero Arnal
Pooky Garfield Jim Davis Garfield's Teddy Bears
Popol et Virginie Popol Out West Hergé Two bears who visit the United States where they encounter Native American rabbits.[20]
P.T. Bridgeport Pogo Walt Kelly 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.[21]
Rasmus Klump Rasmus Klump Carla and Vilhelm Hansen A little bear who owns a boat with which he travels the world.[22]
Rupert Bear Rupert Bear Mary Tourtel A little polar bear who wears a red shirt and yellow scarf.[23]
Téodor Orezcu Achewood Chris Onstad
The Three Bears The Three Bears Leo Baxendale A bear family modelled after the famous fairytale and consisting of Pa Bear, Ma Bear and young son Ted.[24]
Tobby Tim und Tobby Becker-Kasch A bear who is best friends with a little fox.[25]
Trinket Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Matthew Mercer The loyal pet companion of the Half-Elf Ranger, Vex'ahlia de Rolo.
Uncle Bruno Rupert Bear Alfred Bestall Rupert's uncle.[26]
Ursinho Bilu Monica's Gang Mauricio de Sousa A metafictional cartoon character.

Film and television[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Amy Bananas in Pyjamas One of three teddies of Cuddles Avenue.
Archie Dr. Dolittle 2 A wise-cracking circus-performing bear.
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
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 cub, Treelo the lemur, and Shadow the shadow.
Bear Bedknobs and Broomsticks The Bear is a sailor and fisherman on the Isle of Naboombu who pulls the bed, with Miss Price's group on it, out of the lagoon with his fishing pole, and takes them to see the King after warning them of his temper.
Beary Barrington The Country Bears
Ben The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Played by a live bear named Bozo
Bobo the Bear Muppets Tonight He is easily amused yet often dry, sarcastic, and slightly befuddled.
Br'er Bear Song of the South Dimwitted bear who works together with Br'er Fox.
Bungle Rainbow An inquisitive bear but also clumsy and complains a lot about the other characters.
Buttons the Bear Puppets Who Kill
Cocaine Bear Cocaine Bear Inspired by the true story of a bear that got high on cocaine.
Colargol Les Aventures de Colargol The series was produced from 1967 to 1974, comprising 53 thirteen-minute episodes which were broadcast in many European countries. Les Aventures de Colargol was renamed Barnaby when it was dubbed into English and broadcast in the UK by the BBC. The series underwent another name change when a second dubbed version of the series was shown in Canada (and also in the UK and Ireland), this time as Jeremy the Bear.
Eddy and the Bear Collingwood & Co.
Fozzie Bear The Muppets An orange-brown, fozzie bear who often wears a brown pork pie hat and a pink-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 Here's Humphrey A tall, shaggy brown bear with a large, glossy nose, straw boater, tartan waist-coat and oversized yellow bow-tie.
Jake The Polar Bear Jim Henson's Animal Show One of 2 hosts of Jim Henson's Animal Show
Jelly Xuxa
Jerry Bear Jim Henson's Pajanimals A bear who loves to give hugs to the ones around his Friendly Forest
Katahdin Prophecy 1979 Mutated Killer Bear
Lulu Bananas in Pyjamas One of three teddies of Cuddles Avenue.
Morgan Bananas in Pyjamas One of three teddies of Cuddles Avenue.
Nassur Tomorrow's Pioneers An aggressively anti-Semitic teddy bear
Nev the Bear Bear Behaving Badly A small, blue puppet bear.
Ojo Bear in the Big Blue House A small bear who is one of Bear's friends and helps Bear do all kinds of stuff.
Oxsana Borat Borat and Azamatt's American black bear which they used for protection when traveling across the United States. She is named after Borat's late wife who ironically was attacked and killed by a bear.
Radar Sesame Street Big Bird’s stuffed teddy 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.
Teddy A.I. Artificial Intelligence The robotic toy bear belonging to David, a robot himself.
Ursa Bear in the Big Blue House Bear's girlfriend who is Hispanic
Waldo "The Waldo Moment" episode of Black Mirror A computer generated, human animated foul-mouthed television celebrity.


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 The Honey and Bear Stories Ursula Dubosarsky Bear lives with the little bird Honey, a silvereye, native to Australia.
Bear Bear Marian Engel The titular unnamed bear whose relationship with a librarian is the subject of the novel.
Bear Family Berenstain Bears Stan and Jan Berenstain The Family consists of Father Bear, Mother Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and eventually Honey Bear.
Ben The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Charles Sellier
Big Double Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear Ken Kesey
Barry Moser
An obese grizzly bear, who is the main antagonist. He terrorizes the animals of Topple's Bottom just by eating them all up in one single solitary operation, until he gets outmatched by Little Tricker the Squirrel.[27]
Bluebear The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear Walter Moers A Chromabear living in Zamonia who has many adventures. He is intelligent and amiable.
Br'er Bear "Uncle Remus" stories Joel Chandler Harris A slow witted bear working with Br'er Fox to capture and eat Br'er Rabbit.
Corduroy Corduroy Don Freeman A teddy bear who hopes to be owned by a girl named Lisa.
Gentle Ben Gentle Ben Walt Morey A grizzly bear in the book, though the TV series and movies make him a black bear.
Harvey A Father's Day Thank You Janet Nolan A bear cub who gives a thankyou card to his dad.
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 [de] Adapted into a TV Series for BBC in 1990s and five films by Warner Bros.
Little Bear Little Bear Else Holmelund Minarik Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and adapted into a TV Series by Nelvana and Nickelodeon.
Mary Plain Mary Plain Gwynedd Rae
Misha The Foundation Pit Andrei Platonov
Mister Bultitude That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis The Great Bear of Logres, resident at St. Anne's.
Mord Borne Jeff Vandermeer
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
Old Majesty Irish Red Jim Kjelgaard A large bear that terrorizes the wilderness.
Paddington Bear Paddington Bear Michael Bond A bear who emigrated from Peru to the station he was named after. First illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
Padistan Bear Padistan Bear John Warner A young bear forced to leave home alone and make his way in the world. Illustrated by Angela Winstanley.
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.
Snuffles Snuffles R.A. Lafferty The sole inhabitant of the bizarre planet Bellota, discovered by a scientific expedition of five. Whom he kills. He also turns out to be the Demiurge (Appears in: Galaxy Magazine, 1960-12.)
Teddy The Night After Christmas James Stevenson
Teddy Robinson The Teddy Robinson Storybook Joan G. Robinson Cuddly but accident-prone, Teddy Robinson belongs to a little girl named Deborah.
The Three Bears Goldilocks and the Three Bears Robert Southey Story of a little girl who enters into a house owned by three bears and causes a ruckus.
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.

Video games[edit]

Character Origin Developer Notes
Bamboo Pandamonium[Note 1] Mega Man X8 Capcom Robotic panda encountered as a boss in a bamboo forest. Works with the main villain, Sigma, to bring about his vision of the world.[28]
Banjo Diddy Kong Racing Rare Laid back and easygoing. Titular hero alongside the loudmouthed bird Kazooie.[29]
Bearbara Rhythm Heaven Megamix Nintendo SPD Beary's girlfriend
Beary Rhythm Heaven Megamix Nintendo SPD A blue bear who loves to eat donuts and cakes
Bentley Bear Crystal Castles Atari, Inc. Most bears spend their days hanging out in the woods and eating honey, but Bentley Bear bides his time by collecting gems, navigating through mazes, and… well, eating honey. Crystal Castles might seem cliche by today’s standards, but the fairy tale setting was exciting in 1983 and it was a lot of fun to battle evil trees and dancing skeletons. Bentley’s adventures were surprisingly varied, and Crystal Castles was notable for being one of the first arcade games with an actual ending. The game was released just before the home console market crashed, so Bentley never reached his full mascot potential. After hibernating for over a decade, Bentley was featured as a racer in Atari Karts on the Jaguar. More recently, he was referenced in a Lupe Fiasco song and he had a cameo in Wreck-It Ralph.
Bruno Bear Toon Blast Peak Games A bear from toon blast and friend of wally wolf and cooper cat.
Chen Stormstout Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Blizzard Entertainment Warrior and Brewmaster of the Pandaren people.[30] Playable character in the Heroes of the Storm.[31]
Choko Animal Boxing Gammick Entertainment [es] Male brown bear boxer.
Freddy Fazbear Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon He is an animatronic bear that was built for Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. He has five counterparts: Golden Freddy/Fredbear, Toy Freddy, Withered/Old Freddy, Purple/Shadow Freddy, Phantom Freddy, and Nightmare. 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 and Purple/Shadow Freddy. Phantom Freddy only appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 3. Golden Freddy appears as "Fredbear" in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. Nightmare only appears in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. Nightmare is the same model as "Fredbear".
Grizzly Slash[Note 2] Mega Man X5 Capcom Robotic grizzly bear encountered as a boss on a large truck after he becomes berserk from the "Sigma Virus".[32]
Hank Bear and Breakfast Gummy Cat Hank the Bear and his friends convert a small, rundown shack into the best hospitality service this side of the Mississippi.[33]
Herbert Percival Bear, Esquire Club Penguin Disney Interactive Studios The main antagonist of Club Penguin.
Ivan the Bear Brutal: Paws of Fury GameTek Russian brown bear who fights using Soviet military style.[34]
Kuma Tekken Namco Bodyguard and pet of Heihachi Mishima.
Kumazo Animal Boxing Gammick Entertainment Male polar bear boxer.
Li Li Stormstout World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Blizzard Entertainment Niece and traveling companion of Chen Stormstout.[35] Playable character in the Heroes of the Storm.[36]
Lola Lola Panda BeiZ Ltd. An anthropomorphic panda who typically wears a pink short-sleeved shirt, knee length jeans, and sneakers.
Misha Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Blizzard Entertainment Brown bear companion of the beastmaster Rexxar.[37] Misha appears in the Heroes of the Storm as well, as a part of Rexxar's ability kit.[38]
Moneybags Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Insomniac Games A greedy bear who has an obsession and love for money.
Monokuma Danganronpa Spike A robotic black & white teddy bear that takes over Hope's Peak Academy and finds joy in spreading despair.
Mr. Grizz Splatoon Nintendo Appearing as a wooden bear statue in the Salmon Run mode, he is the main antagonist of Splatoon 3. A gigantic bear with a small head, he plans to cover the Earth in Fuzzy Ooze in order to change all marine life back into mammals. He is the Founder & CEO of Grizzco Industries, a shady company that lures in Inklings and Octolings to collect Golden Eggs, a vital ingredient in creating the Fuzzy Ooze.
Naughty Bear Naughty Bear Artificial Mind and Movement A revenge-driven bear and protagonist of the eponymous game.
Panda Tekken 3 Namco Companion of Ling Xiaoyu.
Panda King Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Sucker Punch Productions Pyrotechnics expert of the Fiendish Five and in the third game recruited to be part of the Cooper Gang.
PJ Berri PaRappa The Rapper NanaOn-Sha Parappa's best friend and the DJ at ClubFun
Polar Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Naughty Dog Polar bear cub and pet of Crash Bandicoot.[39]
Poler Kamrous Mega Man Zero 2 Capcom Robotic polar bear encountered as a boss in Antarctica, where she guards a defense system computer.[40]
Sana Armello League of Geeks Chosen hero of the Bear Clan attuned with nature.[41]
Storvacker Dragon Age: Inquisition Bioware Stone-Bear Hold's Hold-Beast in the Jaws of Hakkon DLC.
Teddy Animal Crossing Nintendo EAD A jock villager who appears in every game in the Animal Crossing series
The Grizz Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sucker Punch Productions Graffiti artist turned bad and now under the command of Cyrille Le Paradox.
Ulfsaar the Ursa Warrior Defense of the Ancients Kyle Sommer Ulfsaar the Warrior is the fiercest member of an Ursine Tribe.[42]
Volibear League of Legends Riot Games A fierce and respected warrior of the Ursine.[43]
Wallop Skylanders: Trap Team Activision The hardest-working hero this side of Mount Scorch. His inventive mind is always looking for new ways to create.
Wally Bear Wally Bear and the NO! Gang American Game Cartridges Title character and anti-drug advocate.[44]
Yaya Panda Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D Polarbit A girl Panda who loves to race and a good friend to Crash and Coco Bandicoot.
Yumil Lollipop Chainsaw Grasshopper Manufacture The undead companion of Viking metal zombie Vikke.


Myth and folklore[edit]



  • Duffy, originally created for and briefly sold at the Disney World Once Upon a Toy shop in Orlando in 2002 but now can be found at the Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, is Mickey's huggable bear
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy, subject of a well-known rhyme of the same name
  • Gloomy Bear, character from Japanese graphic designer Mori Chack. Gloomy, an abandoned little bear, is rescued by Pitty, a little boy. At first, he is cute and cuddly, but becomes more wild as he grows up. Since bears do not become attached to people like dogs by nature, Gloomy attacks Pitty even though he is the owner.
  • Gund Snuffles is a plush bear developed and produced by the GUND toy company and was the recipient of 1996 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award.
  • Pedobear is an Internet meme that became popular through the imageboard 4chan. As the name suggests ("pedo" being short for "pedophile"), it is portrayed as a pedophilic bear. It is a concept used to mock pedophiles or people who have any sexual interest in children or jailbait. The bear image has been likened to bait, used to lure children or as a mascot for pedophiles


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  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.