History Literature / LittleBear

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.
24th Feb '16 7:16:52 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* BathsAreFun: "Family Bath Time," in which Little Bear and his parents all enjoy a warm bubble bath together in a metal washtub in the living room. It was originally just Father Bear's bath, but then Little Bear jumped in. Later, they both pulled in Mama Bear, still in her clothes. (She being the only one of them to wear any.)

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* BathsAreFun: "Family Bath Time," in which Little Bear and his parents all enjoy a warm bubble bath together in a metal washtub in the living room. It was originally just Father Bear's bath, but then Little Bear jumped in. Later, they both pulled in Mama Bear, still in her clothes. (She being the only one of them to wear any.)
23rd Feb '16 6:23:04 AM cheedo
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[[{{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.
21st Feb '16 4:49:15 PM JMQwilleran
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* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: The TV show was initially advertised as "Maurice Sendak's Little Bear." However, this is peculiar, as Maurice Sendak only ''illustrated'' the Little Bear books--Else Minarik was the author. In fact, this is so prevalent that even certain ''Little Bear'' bears written by Minarik but illustrated by somebody other than Sendak ''still'' carry the "Maurice Sendak's Little Bear" logo.

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* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: The TV show was initially advertised as "Maurice Sendak's Little Bear." However, this is peculiar, as Maurice Sendak only ''illustrated'' the Little Bear books--Else Minarik was the author. In fact, this is so prevalent that even certain ''Little Bear'' bears books written by Minarik but illustrated by somebody other than Sendak ''still'' carry the "Maurice Sendak's Little Bear" logo.
17th Feb '16 8:33:01 AM cheedo
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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mitzi and Emily. To a lesser degree, clumsy, loud Duck and ProperLady Hen.
3rd Feb '16 11:07:39 PM JMQwilleran
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* AwardBaitSong: Shawn Colvin's "Great Big World" from ''The Little Bear Movie'' is gentle, beautiful and received a Video Premiere Award nomination for Best Original Song.
3rd Feb '16 11:06:22 PM JMQwilleran
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* AwardBaitSong: Shawn Colvin's "Great Big World" from ''The Little Bear Movie'' is gentle, beautiful and received a Video Premiere Award nomination for Best Original Song.
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