History WesternAnimation / AdventuresOfTheGummiBears

2nd May '16 2:55:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ThePaladin: Sir Victor is a literal WhiteKnight and can defeat ogres with ease. Serves well as the counterpart to his twin brother, the BigBad Duke Igthorn.

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* ThePaladin: Sir Victor is a literal WhiteKnight KnightInShiningArmor and can defeat ogres with ease. Serves well as the counterpart to his twin brother, the BigBad Duke Igthorn.
2nd May '16 2:53:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Cubbi
** TheLancer: Graffi
** TheSmartGuy: Zummi
** TheBigGuy: Tummi
** TheChick: Sunni
** SixthRanger: Gusto
** TeamMom: Grammi
7th Apr '16 7:42:17 PM WanderingBrowser
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: "Duel of the Wizards" is one huge example of this; when the arrogant plane-walking sorcerer is trapped in Gummi Glen after Igthorn steals the magic key that lets him travel between worlds, he starts tearing the forest apart looking for it. When Zummi and Gruffi ask him, he rudely brushes them off, leading to an episode-spanning flight that ends with them finally knocking him off of his high horse and forcing him to explain himself. Zummi, who had the key fall on his head when Igthorn hid it near the episode's start, promptly [[LampshadeHanging calls him out on his foolishness].

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: "Duel of the Wizards" is one huge example of this; when the arrogant plane-walking sorcerer wizard Don Gordo is trapped in Gummi Glen Dunwyn Forest after Igthorn steals the magic key that lets him travel between worlds, he starts tearing the forest apart looking for it. When Zummi and Gruffi ask him, he rudely brushes them off, leading to an episode-spanning flight fight that ends with them finally knocking him off of his high horse and forcing him to explain himself. Zummi, who had the key fall on his head when Igthorn hid it near the episode's start, promptly [[LampshadeHanging calls him out on his foolishness].foolishness]].



* EvilSorcerer: Malevolent or otherwise trouble-making wizards and warlocks show up multiple times through the series, ranging from self-centered jerks to full-blown magical marauders.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Drekmore is one ''nasty'' place to live. Beyond the marauding tribes of ogres, there's packs of carnivorous sabertoothed rabbits, huge swathes of bomb-plants, literal strangler vines, eagles big enough to carry off Gummi Bears, ''sentient cliff faces that deliberately drop giant rocks on people walking past''...
* EvilSorcerer: Malevolent or otherwise trouble-making wizards and warlocks witches show up multiple times through the series, ranging from self-centered jerks to full-blown magical marauders.



* {{Mordor}: Drekmore is a foul and twisted land inhabited by ogres and filled with all manner of dangerous plants and animals. Carnivorous saber-toothed rabbits and sprawling fields of vines that sprout [[MadeOfExplodium touch-triggered bomb-melons]] are just some of the more notable examples, but nothing there can be trusted; [[EverythingTryingToKillYou even mushrooms rotate like buzzsaws to cut anything that touches them]]. The dreariness is highlit in the episode featuring the slumber sprite, where Grammi notes that no flowers or bees can be found anywhere inside of Drekmore.

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* {{Mordor}: {{Mordor}}: Drekmore is a foul and twisted land inhabited by ogres and filled with all manner of dangerous plants and animals. Carnivorous saber-toothed rabbits rabbits, giant eagles and sprawling fields of vines that sprout [[MadeOfExplodium touch-triggered bomb-melons]] are just some of the more notable examples, but nothing there can be trusted; [[EverythingTryingToKillYou even mushrooms rotate like buzzsaws to cut anything that touches them]]. At one point, Grammi, Cubbi and Gruffi are nearly crushed when a ''literal'' cliff face wakes up at their presence and then tries to drop a huge boulder on them for laughs. The dreariness is highlit highlighted in the episode featuring the slumber sprite, "Gummi in a Strange Land", where Grammi notes that no flowers or bees can be found anywhere inside of Drekmore.



* OurOgresAreHungrier

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* OurOgresAreHungrierOurOgresAreHungrier: The Ogres of Drekmore look kind of like goblins, but are several times larger than a man and have at least some level of SuperStrength. They're also extremely stupid, though this does protect them from certain MindControl type spells.
7th Apr '16 2:16:49 PM WanderingBrowser
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: "Duel of the Wizards".

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: "Duel of the Wizards".Wizards" is one huge example of this; when the arrogant plane-walking sorcerer is trapped in Gummi Glen after Igthorn steals the magic key that lets him travel between worlds, he starts tearing the forest apart looking for it. When Zummi and Gruffi ask him, he rudely brushes them off, leading to an episode-spanning flight that ends with them finally knocking him off of his high horse and forcing him to explain himself. Zummi, who had the key fall on his head when Igthorn hid it near the episode's start, promptly [[LampshadeHanging calls him out on his foolishness].



** Gruffi.

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** Gruffi. Snarking is main way of communicating.



* DisabilityImmunity: Being stupid is actually a benefit for Igthorn's ogres sometimes. In one episode, Igthorn's plan involves using [[MagicMusic magical bagpipes]] that hypnotize people, which only work on intelligent creatures. (That leaves his men out.) In another episode, it's implied that a [[TheFairFolk slumber sprite's]] spell might put Gruffi to sleep forever, but it only works on the ogres for about a minute, because as the sprite says, "they're so dumb!"

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* DisabilityImmunity: Being stupid is actually a benefit for Igthorn's ogres sometimes. In one episode, Igthorn's plan involves using [[MagicMusic magical bagpipes]] that hypnotize people, which only work on intelligent creatures. (That leaves his men out.) In another episode, it's implied stated that a [[TheFairFolk slumber sprite's]] spell might put Gruffi to sleep forever, but it only works on the ogres for about a minute, because as the sprite says, "they're so dumb!"



* EvilSorcerer: Malevolent or otherwise trouble-making wizards and warlocks show up multiple times through the series, ranging from self-centered jerks to full-blown magical marauders.



* {{Fartillery}}: A variant of the "weaponized belching" variety. In one episode, Sunni unwittingly gives Gummiberry Juice to a baby dragon, who develops the hiccups. This causes it to constantly burp up bubbles with little flames inside... which erupt into huge explosions when the bubbles break. Igthorn promptly captures the dragon to try and bombard Dunwyn with them. Fortunately, it's all solved when the mother dragon returns, rescues her baby, and cures its hiccups by burping it.



* FeatheredFiend: Carpies

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* FeatheredFiend: CarpiesCarpies, which are avaricious and vicious humanoid vultures who kidnap Sunni in one episode.



* GangOfCritters

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* GangOfCrittersGangOfCritters: The Gummis themselves, being cute, cartoony bears.



* InASingleBound: The universal effect of Gummiberry Juice on drinkers is the ability to make prodigious leaps and generally bounce around like they're made of rubber. This trait is more pronounced in Gummi Bears, allowing them to get around more quickly and dodge assailants, whilst humans get less jumping abilities, but can still leap pretty far with their SuperStrength.



* {{Mordor}: Drekmore is a foul and twisted land inhabited by ogres and filled with all manner of dangerous plants and animals. Carnivorous saber-toothed rabbits and sprawling fields of vines that sprout [[MadeOfExplodium touch-triggered bomb-melons]] are just some of the more notable examples, but nothing there can be trusted; [[EverythingTryingToKillYou even mushrooms rotate like buzzsaws to cut anything that touches them]]. The dreariness is highlit in the episode featuring the slumber sprite, where Grammi notes that no flowers or bees can be found anywhere inside of Drekmore.



* OhCrap: The Gummis get an epic collection of these as Toadwort guzzles down an ''entire keg'' of Gummiberry Juice singlehandedly, with Zummi warning there's no way of telling what might happen after someone drinks that much.



* PhlebotinumOverdose: Gummiberry juice can lead to overdoses, which generally causes beings to flare up from the excessive energy, bounce about uncontrollably and then rocket far away to points unknown.

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* PhlebotinumOverdose: Gorging on too much Gummiberry juice can lead to overdoses, which generally causes beings to flare up from the excessive energy, bounce about uncontrollably and then rocket far away to points unknown.



* PowerUpFood: Gummiberry juice. For Gummis it makes them bouncy and agile. For humans, it gives them a few minutes of super strength, but only works once a day. Ogres gets super strength too, but unlike humans, it lasts longer and can be renewed by drinking more juice. Fortunately for the world at large, the berries must be prepared in a very specific way to create an effective juice, and only the Gummis have the secret.

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* PowerUpFood: Gummiberry juice. For Gummis it makes them [[InASingleBound preternaturally bouncy and agile. agile]]. For humans, it gives them a few minutes of super strength, SuperStrength, but only works once a day. Ogres gets super strength too, but unlike humans, it lasts longer and can be renewed by drinking more juice. Fortunately for the world at large, the berries must be prepared in a very specific way to create an effective juice, and only the Gummis have the secret.



* SealedEvilInACan: A couple of different monsters that were locked away by the Ancient Gummis become the source for plots throughout the series. The EvilSorcerer Zorlock in "For Whom The Spell Holds" is a particularly good example; he's trapped by magic in an ancient fortress, which is buried deep underground and suspended over a lake of lava, with a huge Gummi statue warning others to never cross the only bridge.



* ShooOutTheClowns: In "For Whom The Spell Holds" (arguably one of the darkest episodes of the series), a cave in separates the three kids from the three adults, forcing the former to stay behind while the latter go on to face the evil sorcerer alone.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: In "For Whom The Spell Holds" (arguably one of the darkest episodes of the series), a cave in separates the three kids from the three adults, forcing the former to stay behind while the latter go on to face the evil sorcerer EvilSorcerer Zorlock alone.



** In "Queen Of The Carpies" the Carpie King says "you bet your bear necessities."

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** In "Queen Of The Carpies" the Carpie King says "you bet your [[Disney/TheJungleBook bear necessities.necessities]]."



* SuperSerum: Gummiberry Juice which makes the Gummis bounce and gives humans and ogres a few minutes of super strength. Not to mention it's also good as motor fuel for Gummi machines.

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* SuperSerum: Gummiberry Juice Juice, which makes the Gummis bounce augments drinkers in various ways depending on race, and gives humans and ogres a few minutes of super strength. Not to mention it's is also good as motor fuel for Gummi machines.
13th Mar '16 1:13:07 PM MarkLungo
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The show was actually a major gamble for Disney, as it was a very new idea. Disney reasoned that the costs of a high-quality animated show could be recovered in syndication. Also, TV animation companies like Creator/HannaBarbera and {{Filmation}} had to operate within the network license fees for their productions to keep the studios alive, while {{Creator/Disney}}, a major media corporation with renewed strength, could directly finance their TV work on top of the network license fees for a future payoff. The gamble worked, and a new era of unprecedented quality in western television animation was born with Disney's competitors eventually being forced to raise their production standards and budgets to avoid unfavorable comparisons.

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The show was actually a major gamble for Disney, as it was a very new idea. Disney reasoned that the costs of a high-quality animated show could be recovered in syndication. Also, TV animation companies like Creator/HannaBarbera and {{Filmation}} Creator/{{Filmation}} had to operate within the network license fees for their productions to keep the studios alive, while {{Creator/Disney}}, Creator/{{Disney}}, a major media corporation with renewed strength, could directly finance their TV work on top of the network license fees for a future payoff. The gamble worked, and a new era of unprecedented quality in western television animation was born with Disney's competitors eventually being forced to raise their production standards and budgets to avoid unfavorable comparisons.
12th Mar '16 9:21:13 PM MeleKalikimaka
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** One of the Carpies bares some resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Beaky Buzzard]].
** Toady refers to the knight Sir Victor as a "[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail kanigget]]" .


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** In another episode, Gruffi believes this happened to Zummi - but it was really just a statue that Gusto carved.
10th Mar '16 8:10:05 AM luisedgarf
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* {{Expy}}: Cavin and Calla bear more than a passing resemblance to [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Taran and Elionwy]], in both physical appearance and role in the story.

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* {{Expy}}: Cavin and Calla bear more than a passing resemblance to [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Taran and Elionwy]], in both physical appearance and role in the story. The Mexican Spanish dub makes this even more blatant as they even share the same ''voice actors''.
28th Feb '16 1:37:09 PM emperors
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** TheHero: Gruffi
** TheLancer: Cubbi

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** TheHero: Gruffi
Cubbi
** TheLancer: CubbiGraffi
26th Feb '16 5:04:51 PM emperormasakado
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* LadyOfBlackMagic: Lady Bane, a very powerful witch on the hunt for Gummi secrets and magic.
21st Feb '16 6:02:08 PM johnsmithxxi
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* SpiderPeople: The Spinster in "Thornberry To The Rescue".
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