History Literature / LittleBear

5th Feb '17 6:08:15 PM JMQwilleran
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''Little Bear'', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator Creator/MauriceSendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].

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''Little Bear'', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator Creator/MauriceSendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].
]]. Two seasons are currently offered free on Amazon, the third requires payment.
19th Jan '17 6:18:12 AM Moleoman
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* InstrumentalThemeTune: A very gentle theme tune, fitting nicely with the nature of the series. It did include sound effects of the characters, usually, though in at least a couple installments, these were absent. There were ''two'' versions (in the U.S. and Canada/International) that both qualify as the description above; the first is actually Franz Shubert's "Allegro Vivace" is used in Canada (and basically everywhere outside U.S. and its terriories), whereas the U.S. got an original piece of music.

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* InstrumentalThemeTune: A very gentle theme tune, fitting nicely with the nature of the series. It did include sound effects of the characters, usually, though in at least a couple installments, these were absent. There were ''two'' versions (in the U.S. and Canada/International) that both qualify as the description above; the first is actually Franz Shubert's "Allegro Vivace" is used in Canada (and basically everywhere outside U.S. and its terriories), territories), whereas the U.S. got an original piece of music.
19th Jan '17 6:17:44 AM Moleoman
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* InstrumentalThemeTune: A very gentle theme tune, fitting nicely with the nature of the series. It did include sound effects of the characters, usually, though in at least a couple installments, these were absent. There were ''two'' versions (in the U.S. and Canada) that both qualify as the description above; the first is actually Franz Shubert's "Allegro Vivace" is used in Canada, whereas the U.S. got an original piece of music.

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* InstrumentalThemeTune: A very gentle theme tune, fitting nicely with the nature of the series. It did include sound effects of the characters, usually, though in at least a couple installments, these were absent. There were ''two'' versions (in the U.S. and Canada) Canada/International) that both qualify as the description above; the first is actually Franz Shubert's "Allegro Vivace" is used in Canada, Canada (and basically everywhere outside U.S. and its terriories), whereas the U.S. got an original piece of music.
12th Jan '17 11:51:47 PM Xtifr
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'''''Little Bear''''', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator Maurice Sendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].

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'''''Little Bear''''',
''Little Bear'',
a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator Maurice Sendak.Creator/MauriceSendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].
31st Dec '16 10:21:53 AM pgj1997
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'''''Little Bear''''', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator MauriceSendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].

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'''''Little Bear''''', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and illustrated by ''WhereTheWildThingsAre'' creator MauriceSendak.Maurice Sendak. It had a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon adaptation by Nelvana. It follows the stories of a...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin little bear]], his friends Hen, Owl, Cat, Duck, and Emily, who's human. Later, they are joined by Mitzi, a monkey. The series was created by Else Minarik and the books were illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It currently runs in syndication on [[NickJr Nick Jr.]].



[[{{Characters/LittleBear}} A character sheet is in the works.]] At this time, most of the details are listed, but more work is needed particularly on the adult characters of the franchise. Please add character-specific tropes to the character sheet when possible.

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[[{{Characters/LittleBear}} [[Characters/LittleBear A character sheet is in the works.]] At this time, most of the details are listed, but more work is needed particularly on the adult characters of the franchise. Please add character-specific tropes to the character sheet when possible.


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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The US and Canada have different theme songs, and also have slightly different voice clips in the intro. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igFWpoTEayk the Canadian version]] uses Allegro Vivace in D-Minor by Franz Schubert, while [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=qdfIURDrgEM?t=60 the US version]] uses a seemingly original composition.
18th Dec '16 8:57:18 AM cheedo
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Duck, Emily, Little Bear, Owl, Cat, Hen, Mother Bear, Father Bear]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Duck, right, top row: Emily, Little Bear, Bear. Bottom row: Duck, Owl, Cat, Hen, Mother Bear, Father Bear]]Hen.]]



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Very much so with many of Little Bear's magical adventures, such as when he pretends to crawl under his covers to visit a Chinese princess, who gives him chopsticks to take to Mother Bear. It seems like his other games to get out of bedtime are just that, but the last shot shows there really are chopsticks on the bed.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Very much so with many of Little Bear's magical adventures, such as when he pretends to crawl under his covers to visit a Chinese princess, who gives him chopsticks to take to Mother Bear. It seems like his other games to get out of bedtime are just that, but the last shot shows there really are chopsticks on the bed.bed (though it's never brought up again).



* OnlyChildSyndrome

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* OnlyChildSyndromeOnlyChildSyndrome: Little Bear and Emily. Averted with Big Bear.


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** May be Averted in that they are all adult sized and may well be older than Little Bear so they don't need to live with their parents like he and Emily do.
26th Sep '16 8:37:51 PM Pamina
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** Considering how far back the show is, one of the things that the characters do for pleasure is eating. With titles like "Father's Flying Flapjacks", "Applesauce", and "Little Bear's Sweet Tooth", you can tell it's pretty much a trademark of the show.
** Averted in "Little Bear and the Cupcakes". See LethalChef.

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** Considering how far back the show is, one One of the things that the characters most often do for pleasure is eating. With titles like "Father's Flying Flapjacks", "Applesauce", and "Little Bear's Sweet Tooth", you can tell it's pretty much a trademark of the show.
** Averted Initially averted in "Little Bear and the Cupcakes". See LethalChef.Cupcakes" see LethalChef though played straight when Mother Bear helps Little Bear and Emily make a good batch in the end.
26th Sep '16 8:33:33 PM Pamina
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* BittersweetEnding: Season 1's "Your Friend, Little Bear" ends with Emily leaving, but Little Bear writing to her. Although sources vary on whether it or "Falling Leaves" is the last segment of the episode, or even if it's the last episode of the season.

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* BittersweetEnding: Season 1's "Your Friend, Little Bear" ends with Emily leaving, but Little Bear writing to her. Although sources vary on whether it or "Falling Leaves" is the last segment of the episode, or even if it's the last episode of the season.
5th Aug '16 4:59:42 PM DinoMaurus
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** The movie introduces a cougar named Trouble, who is utterly bent on getting a taste of Little Bear's meat as well as his friends'. Not helped by the fact he is portrayed as being more animalistic and feral than any other animals seen previously.
5th Aug '16 4:57:14 PM DinoMaurus
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* CatsAremean: Trouble, the cougar who is the main antagonist of the movie.

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* CatsAremean: CatsAreMean: Trouble, the cougar who is the main antagonist of the movie.



** TheMovie is even more confusing. For one Little Bear is shown drinking from a river like a regular bear, right after putting a carton down. A mountain lion appears, and he is shown in a manner that emphasizes the fact he's a predator. Also, Little Bear meets [[WildChild Cub]], who has been living wild, though ''don't'' call him that. He's astounded that Little Bear eats cooked food and lives in a house, also he feels that [[FunnyAnimal Little Bear]] has a lot to learn about stuff like mountain lions.

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** TheMovie is even more confusing. For one Little Bear is shown drinking from a river like a regular bear, right after putting a carton down. A mountain lion named Trouble appears, and he is shown in a manner that emphasizes the fact he's a predator. Also, Little Bear meets [[WildChild Cub]], who has been living wild, though ''don't'' call him that. He's astounded that Little Bear eats cooked food and lives in a house, also he feels that [[FunnyAnimal Little Bear]] has a lot to learn about stuff like mountain lions.cougars.
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