History Literature / LittleBear

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.
5th Aug '16 4:55:00 PM DinoMaurus
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* CatsAremean: Trouble, the cougar who is the main antagonist of the movie.


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* PredatorsAreMean: Trouble the cougar.


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* SuperPersistentPredator: Trouble, from the movie, will stop at nothing to eat Little Bear and his friends.
4th Jul '16 7:59:41 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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'''''Little Bear''''', a series of books written by Elsie Minarik and 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. 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.]].
7th May '16 10:14:30 PM Pichu-kun
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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. \n** 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.



* CarnivoreConfusion: Little Bear [[CaptainObvious is a bear]], but is friends with a cat, a hen and a duck, all of which can be prey animals to a bear. The only meat he is seen eating is fish, and this is mostly because NoCartoonFish is in appliance.

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* CarnivoreConfusion: CarnivoreConfusion:
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Little Bear [[CaptainObvious is a bear]], but is friends with a cat, a hen and a duck, all of which can be prey animals to a bear. The only meat he is seen eating is fish, and this is mostly because NoCartoonFish is in appliance.



* CrossdressingVoices: Little Bear was voiced by Kristin Fairle, who later went on to voice Bridget in TotalDramaIsland.

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* CrossdressingVoices: Little Bear was voiced by Kristin Fairle, who later went on to voice Bridget in TotalDramaIsland.''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''.



* TheDitz: Duck
** GeniusDitz
* ADogNamedDog: Almost all of the characters are named after what they are, except Tutu the Dog, Mitzi the Monkey and Nofeet the Snake.

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* TheDitz: Duck
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Duck. Also counts as a GeniusDitz
* ADogNamedDog: Almost all of the characters are named after what they are, except Tutu the Dog, Mitzi the Monkey Monkey, and Nofeet the Snake.



* FoodPorn: 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.

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* FoodPorn: FoodPorn:
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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.



* FurryConfusion: Tutu the dog speaks French. The other animals speak Animal Talk, yet Little Bear is a FunnyAnimal.

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* FurryConfusion: FurryConfusion:
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Tutu the dog speaks French. The other animals speak Animal Talk, AnimalTalk, yet Little Bear is a FunnyAnimal.



** [[WildMassGuessing Maybe because they are adults, and it's fine for cubs to act like... Cubs]].
*** When Mother Bear was younger, she was fully clothed.
** [[PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales Girls don't apply]]



* 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.
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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.



* MissingEpisode: One episode was aired once but never again. It's existence is solely known from people who claim to have seen it (it apparently involves Little Bear being scared during a thunderstorm and hiding in his parents' room). It can be found on YouTube, however.
* NeverSayDie: ''Averted'' in the episode "Lucy's Okay" where Duck sat on Lucy (Emily's doll), where Emily said point-blank that Lucy is dead. The word is used several times throughout the episode. They even held ''a mock-funeral'' for Lucy (who obviously isn't dead and isn't even damaged; Emily was just trying to teach Duck a lesson).

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* MissingEpisode: One episode was aired once but never again. It's existence is solely known from people who claim to have seen it (it apparently involves Little Bear being scared during a thunderstorm and hiding in his parents' room). It can be found on YouTube, however.
* NeverSayDie:
NeverSayDie:
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''Averted'' in the episode "Lucy's Okay" where Duck sat on Lucy (Emily's doll), where Emily said point-blank that Lucy is dead. The word is used several times throughout the episode. They even held ''a mock-funeral'' for Lucy (who obviously isn't dead and isn't even damaged; Emily was just trying to teach Duck a lesson).



* NoCartoonFish: Fish are essentially the only animals that don't talk, or at least show ''some'' level of sapience. One episode even had a talking ''moth''. Probably a good thing, as two of the primary cast ''are'' animals well-known for eating fish...
** There's even a scene where we ''see'' Owl grab a fish, which was clearly alive and jumping, in his beak and subsequently eating it.

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* NoCartoonFish: Fish are essentially the only animals that don't talk, or at least show ''some'' level of sapience. One episode even had a talking ''moth''. Probably a good thing, as two of the primary cast ''are'' animals well-known for eating fish...
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fish... There's even a scene where we ''see'' Owl grab a fish, which was clearly alive and jumping, in his beak and subsequently eating it.



** RosieAndJim also has a duck called... well, Duck.



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Emily is sort of this, although she's more of a brunette.



* StoryArc: Sort of. In the first season, it's known that Emily will be leaving in the fall to go to school, and it occurs in the season finale. Later in the second season, she returns permanently.

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* StoryArc: StoryArc:
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Sort of. In the first season, it's known that Emily will be leaving in the fall to go to school, and it occurs in the season finale. Later in the second season, she returns permanently.



* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** Near the beginning of the intro with Owl, where he flies into the screen.

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* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
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WalkIntoCameraObstruction: Near the beginning of the intro with Owl, where he flies into the screen.



* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger Than She Looks]]: Emily. She looks about 10 or 11, but doesn't even turn 7 until halfway through the series.
** Somewhat justified, seeing as she looks much younger in the book illustrations.

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* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger Than She Looks]]: Emily. She looks about 10 or 11, but doesn't even turn 7 until halfway through the series.
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series. Somewhat justified, seeing as she looks much younger in the book illustrations.
4th Apr '16 5:45:22 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** 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.
29th Mar '16 6:40:35 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** GeniusDitz
2nd Mar '16 7:34:46 AM cheedo
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "The Wedding" Cat sings "Here Comes the Bride, Big, Fat and Wide!"
** "Family Bath Time" is pretty much this entirely; an episode featuring parents and children bathing together would be less likely to fly nowadays.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "The Wedding" Cat sings "Here Comes the Bride, Big, Fat and Wide!"
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"Family Bath Time" is pretty much this entirely; an episode featuring parents and children bathing together would be less likely to fly nowadays.



* MissingEpisode: One episode was aired once but never again. It's existence is solely known from people who claim to have seen it (it apparently involves Little Bear being scared during a thunderstorm and hiding in his parents' room).

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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.
* MissingEpisode: One episode was aired once but never again. It's existence is solely known from people who claim to have seen it (it apparently involves Little Bear being scared during a thunderstorm and hiding in his parents' room). It can be found on YouTube, however.
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