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The Best Bear Cartoons 

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Updated October 17, 2019 422 votes 112 voters 11.8k views 28 items

List Rules Vote up the cartoons that primarily feature bears.

Since the beginning of animation, the best cartoons have been filled with animals rather than humans. From Mickey Mouse to The Pink Panther, there's no shortage of colorful and unique animals that have been providing us with entertainment for decades. And one of the most popular cartoon animals are of the ursine persuasion. Whether they're funny, violent, cute, crude, sarcastic, or smart, the animated bears of our favorite childhood - and adulthood - TV shows will always hold a special place in our hearts.

From the sassy Yogi to the persuasively positive Care Bears or the kind Paddington, cartoon bears were with us during our Saturday mornings in front of the TV and our after-school homework procrastination sessions. So, let's rank the top bear cartoon series that kept us all company from best to worst.

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The New Adventures of Wi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom

Premiered: 1988

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an American Saturday morning animated children's television series produced by Walt Disney Television that ran from January 17, 1988 to October 26, 1991, ...more
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Little Bear is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Jennifer Martini

Premiered: 1995

Little Bear is an educational Canadian children's animated series based on the Little Bear series of books written by Else Holmelund Minarik, and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Originally ...more
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The Yogi Bear Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
The Yogi Bear Show Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

Premiered: 1961

The Yogi Bear Show is an animated television series and the first incarnation produced by Hanna-Barbera about a picnic basket stealing bear named Yogi. The show debuted in syndication on January ...more
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends o... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

Premiered: 2011

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an American computer-animated television series spun off from the Kung Fu Panda films. It takes place after the first film, showing Po's training to ...more
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The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
naturecat1998 added Mickey Rooney, Tara Strong, Melleny Brown

Premiered: 1985

The Care Bears, also called The Care Bears Family, is an animated television series based on the Care Bears franchise, which aired between 1985 and 1988 in syndication; on the ABC network, The ...more
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The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Frank Welker, Ruth Buzzi, Jake Scott

Premiered: 1985

The Berenstain Bears Show is an Australian-American animated comedy television series based on Stan and Jan Berenstain's Berenstain Bears children's book series, produced by Hanna-Barbera and ...more
7
The Hillbilly Bears is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
The Hillbilly Bears Len Carlson, Tedd Dillon, Don Francks

Premiered: 1968

The Hillbilly Bears is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It aired as a segment on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show for two seasons, from 1965 to 1967. During ...more
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Disney's Adventures of t... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music

Premiered: 1985

Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears is a Disney animated television series that first aired in the United States in the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. The series was the first animated ...more
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TaleSpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

Premiered: 1990

TaleSpin is a half-hour animated adventure series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as a preview on The Disney Channel and later that year as part of The ...more
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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

Premiered: 2015

We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human ...more
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The New Yogi Bear Show ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
The New Yogi Bear Show

Premiered: 1988

The New Yogi Bear Show is a 30-minute weekday animated series which aired on syndication in 1988 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera and is also the fifth incarnation of ...more
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The Adventures of Teddy ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin John Stocker, Will Ryan, Rick Jones

Premiered: 1986

The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin is an American animated television series based on Teddy Ruxpin, an animatronic teddy bear created by Ken Forsse and distributed by toy manufacturer Worlds of ...more
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Paddington Bear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Tim Curry, Joel Grey, Michael Hordern

Premiered: 1975

Paddington Bear is a series of British animated shorts based on the Paddington Bear book series by Michael Bond produced by FilmFair. This was the first television series based on the popular ...more
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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Laya DeLeon Hayes, Makana Say, Gunnar Sizemore

Premiered: 2018

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Amazon Video) is an American children's computer-animated action comedy television series and the second TV series in the Kung Fu Panda franchise following ...more
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The Adventures of Paddin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Michael Hordern, Jade Williams, Cyril Shaps

Premiered: 1997

The Adventures of Paddington Bear was a Canadian/French animated children's television series. It was based on the book Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and written by Bruce Robb. It was produced ...more
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Special Agent Oso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Sean Astin, Stefanie Scott, Madison Pettis

Premiered: 2009

Special Agent OSO is a children animation series on Playhouse Disney Channel, premiering on April 4, 2009. The series creator is Ford Riley and Sean Astin provides the voice for the main
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Care Bears: Adventures i... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Tabitha St. Germain, Scott McNeil, Ian James Corlett

Premiered: 2007

Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot is an animated television series by SD Entertainment and DIC Entertainment that premiered on CBS's KEWLopolis line-up from September 15, 2007 to December 6, ...more
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Shirokuma Café is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Shirokuma Café Hiroshi Kamiya, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

Premiered: 2012

Shirokuma Cafe is a Japanese manga series by Aloha Higa. It revolves around the everyday lives of a group of animals mingling with humans at a café run by a polar bear. An anime ...more
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The Octonauts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Keith Wickham, Simon Greenall, Rob Rackstraw

Premiered: 2010

The Octonauts is a British children's television series, produced by Silvergate Media for the BBC channel Cbeebies. The series is animated in Ireland by Brown Bag Films but uses British voice ...more
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Help!... It's the Hair B... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! Daws Butler, William Callaway, Paul Winchell

Premiered: 1971

Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! is a Saturday morning cartoon, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1971 for CBS.
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Goldie and Bear is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Natalie Lander, Georgie Kidder, Jim Cummings
Goldie & Bear is an American animated preschool television series which began on September 12, 2015. The series centers on Goldie Locks and little Jack Bear, who after the incident in the ...more
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Bernard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Bernard

Premiered: 2006

Bernard also known as Backkom is an American-Spanish-South Korean-French 3-minute short 3D computer-generated and cel animated comedy television series for preschool children. Bernard never ...more
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Pandamonium is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Neil Ross, Jesse White, Julie McWhirter

Premiered: 1982

Pandamonium is a 1982-83 animated series that aired on CBS.
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Bojan the Bear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Bojan the Bear

Premiered: 1985

Bojan the Bear is the title and the protagonist of the Slovenian animation children's television series. It's the most famous and successful Slovenian cartoon series. Bojan the Bear is a painter ...more
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Care Bears and Cousins ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bear Cartoons
Olivia Hack, Doug Erholtz, Braeden Fox
Care Bears and Cousins (Netflix, 2015) is an American computer-animated television series directed by Andrew Young. The whole huggable gang is back bringing fun tales of caring and sharing to a ...more