A [[TheNineties 1990s]] adaptation of the children's comic strip ''ComicStrip/RupertBear''. The show lasted for 5 seasons and 65 episodes (1991-1995, 1997).

!!Tropes exclusively in the 90's cartoon series:
* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: In "Rupert and the Crocodiles", a snake claims to be the Serpent King and Rupert's friend Podgy retorts "Yeah, and I'm the Prince of Nutwood".
* AndroclesLion: In "Rupert and the Crocodiles", Rupert frees a snake called the Serpent King by removing a log that's pinned him to the ground. The Serpent King later pays Rupert back by rescuing him, the ship captain, the captain's first mate, and Podgy Pig from the tribe of bipedal crocodiles when Podgy's rescue attempt fails.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In "Rupert and the Dragon Race", Bill and Toby have one of these moments when Bill starts scolding Toby for running off alone, and suddenly, just happy to be reunited, they hug.
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** "Rupert in Timeland" has Father Time keep getting Rupert and Podgy's names wrong, like mistakenly calling them Richard and Pinky, for example. Later, when Rupert and Podgy become elderly on their quest to help Father Time repair time, they get their own names wrong and Podgy keeps getting Father Time's name wrong, addressing him as such things as "Father Crime" and "Father Slime".
** In "Rupert and the Tiger's Eye", one of the Chameleon's henchmen keeps getting his boss's name wrong, mangling it as "The Comedian" and at one point "The Canadian".
* AffablyEvil:
** [[GentlemanThief The Chameleon]] from "Rupert and the Tiger's Eye" is friendly toward Rupert and Frances even after they find him out. When he discovers Rupert stowed away on his plane, he offers to drop him off on a nearby island and radio the police to pick him up (after he's made his getaway, of course). Even [[WorthyOpponent calling Rupert a clever boy for escaping with the ruby he stole.]]
** The river pirate's grandsons Cyril and Cubby are quite cordial and polite. So much, in fact, that they end up reforming in their second appearance.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Santa Claus, Father Time, King Neptune, The Sandman, Jack Frost all are real in this universe.
* ArtShift: The intro (the original one, not the Nick Jr. version) starts with Rupert leaving his house, where the art style mimics the original comic's style having Rupert being fairly small; after a few seconds, it transitions into the art style used by the show with a taller, older looking Rupert.
* BaldOfEvil: Sir Humphrey Pumphrey, an antagonist Rupert encounters in "Rupert and the Nile" and "Rupert and the Mystery Isle", is bald as an egg and rotten to the core.
* BalefulPolymorph: "Rupert and the Twilight Fan" had this fate happen to the Conjurer's rival as punishment for using an enchanted fan to try and put Tiger Lily into eternal sleep. He gets turned into a crow.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Bill will immediately get worked up whenever Toby appears to be in danger.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Rupert will occasionally make aside comments directed towards the audience.
* BumblingDad: Both Rupert and Podgy's fathers seem to have a knack of causing accidents or trouble in a number of episodes.
* CapturedByCannibals: A strange variation on this trope occurs in "Rupert and the Crocodiles", where Rupert, Podgy Pig, a human captain, and a human first mate are captured by a tribe of bipedal crocodiles who then start cooking a stew to eat the four in.
* CassandraTruth: When Rupert and an off-duty Constable Growler try to explain that they borrowed a motorboat without permission to catch a band of river pirates in "Rupert and Growler", the officer who arrests them is skeptical. Even Growler admits it's a pretty far-fetched story.
* CatchPhrase: The Professor's "Think of the possibilities!"
* ChessMotifs: "Rupert and Bill in Gameland" features Rupert Bear and Bill Badger playing chess and has sentient chess pieces as the antagonists.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Implied in "Rupert and the Mulp Gulper", where Rupert's father Mr. Bear reminisces on how he tested his skills at the carnival games to impress a girlfriend when he was younger and Mrs. Bear replies by saying that she certainly was impressed and cuddles her husband affectionately.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Rupert's Christmas Adventure", where Rupert has to recover all of Nutwood's stolen Christmas ornaments from some pine sprites and Podgy gets a chance to prove that he isn't greedy when he's given all the presents by giving them away to the other children.
* CycleOfRevenge: ''Rupert and the Leprechauns'': "First they stole the amulet, then we stole it, then they stole it, then we stole it, then they stole it, [[OverlyLongGag then we stole it, then they stole it, then we stole it, then they stole it...]]''
* DiggingToChina: Rupert's Chinese friend Pong Ping had a lift that took the occupants straight down to China. It turned over halfway so they wouldn't arrive standing on their heads.
* DisneyDeath: Rupert's snowman sacrifices himself to defeat Billy Blizzard in "Rupert and Billy Blizzard", but Rupert later manages to rebuild him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: "Rupert and the Twilight Fan" had a race of sapient birds trying to hunt down and imprison Rupert and the Professor's assistant for using a flying machine to enter their kingdom, claiming "only [the birds] may use the skies".
* DoItYourselfPlumbingProject: "Rupert and the Temple Ruins" begins with Edward Trunk's father solving a plumbing problem for the Bears. It is implied that the problem resulted from Mr. Bear trying to fix the plumbing himself.
* FantasticRacism: Nope, not even this show was immune to characters being prejudiced against others based on species.
** Podgy Pig claims that all snakes are bad and complains about Rupert saving a snake's life in "Rupert and the Crocodiles", though Podgy is later proven wrong and is grateful for the snake Rupert helped out to return the favor by rescuing Podgy, Rupert, a ship captain, and the captain's first mate from a tribe of bipedal crocodiles trying to eat them.
** The aforementioned birds from "Rupert and the Twilight Fan", who believe that only birds are allowed to fly and are strongly against flightless beings so much as inventing flying machines. They eventually see the error of their ways when the Professor's flying machine is used by penguins native to the Bird Kingdom and they realize that they're being selfish by denying the flightless the chance to experience flight. The owl guards in "Rupert and the Firebird" also show shades of this when they imprison Rupert on sight and refuse to believe his claim of being friends with the Bird King, Rupert having to sneak past them by hiding inside a pelican's beak.
* FisherKing: Old King Cole in "Rupert and the Fiddle". Since he became grouchy due to his daughter wanting to marry one of his fiddlers, the other nursery rhymes are affected. (Such as Humpty Dumpty remaining intact after falling from the wall and Little Bo Beep being unable to lose her sheep.)
* FracturedFairyTale: Happens to Storyland in "Rupert and the Fiddle", where Old King Cole not being merry causes the other nursery rhymes to not happen the way they're supposed to. Some examples include Old Mother Hubbard having scores of bones in her cupboard, the Crooked Man not being crooked, and Jack being unable to jump over the candlestick without getting burned.
* FreudianExcuse: Colonel Tinker from "Rupert in Toyland" has two - he doesn't want the other toys to leave Toyland because he doesn't want to be abandoned, and he has such a low opinion of owners because his previous owners were Freddy and Ferdy Fox, and they didn't treat him well at all.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Aside from the title character, many of the show's characters are anthropomorphic animals who are completely clothed with shirts, pants, shoes, and the like.
* FurryConfusion: Due to the nature of Rupert's universe, the anthropomorphic animal characters coexisting with non-anthropomorphic animals is bound to happen. Especially in "Rupert and the Little Bear".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** When Rupert and Uncle Grizzly are cornered by Big Ma [=McSwine=] in "Rupert and Uncle Grizzly", she tells them "Only a jackass would try to save you now!" At which point Grizzly's donkey, Maybelle, charges at them.
** In "Rupert and the Nile":
--->'''Tugger:''' Begging your lordship's pardon, all that stuff about that Ramindas fella controlling the Nile is just a load of-- Shades of the Sphinx!
** The Professor's rival in "Rupert and the [=BIGsmall=] Machine" happens to be a female anthropomorphic dog with a nasty attitude. Basically, [[StealthPun she's both figuratively and literally a bitch]].
* HarmlessFreezing: Billy Blizzard tends to use his powers to freeze people. Whenever he's defeated, they tend to thaw out unharmed.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter via TimeTravel
** "Rupert's Roman Adventure": UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar
** "Rupert and Queen Bess": Creator/WilliamShakespeare and [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Queen Bess]]
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Bill is terrible at singing. Ironically, it always succeeds in putting babies to sleep.
* HypnoFool: "Rupert and the Great Mephisto" had a stage magician use hypnotism to make everyone in Nutwood deliver him their valuables while sleepwalking. He also makes Bill Badger think he is a chicken and is defeated in the end when Rupert uses a mirror to bounce his hypnotic gaze back and make him think he is a cat.
* IdenticalGrandson:
** "Rupert's Roman Adventure" had Rupert Bear and Bill Badger go back to Nutwood in the days of Ancient Rome. They encounter identical ancestors of the Professor, Dr. Chimp, Podgy Pig, and Ottoline.
** In "Rupert and Queen Bess", Rupert and Ottoline Otter go back to the time of William Shakespeare and encounter people resembling Podgy Pig, Algy Pug, and Bill Badger who may very well be their ancestors from that time.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Big Ma [=McSwine=]'s sons Dewey and Delbert from "Rupert and Uncle Grizzly". Dewey wears green while Delbert wears purple.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Rupert, Podgy, and the Professor get shrunk by the Professor's [=BIGsmall=] machine in "Rupert and the [=BIGsmall=] Machine".
* InnocentAliens: The pair of aliens Rupert encounters in "Rupert and the Space Pilots" are just harmless children who crash-landed on Earth. Rupert and the Professor succeed in getting the aliens home.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The reason that Rupert and Podgy were not affected when time was frozen in "Rupert in Timeland" is because they were sitting in a tent, eating peppered pickles, and they sneezed at the exact same time.
* KarmaHoudini: [[GentlemanThief The Chameleon]] in "Rupert and the Tiger's Eye". While Rupert and his new friend Frances recover the Tiger's Eye he stole, the Chameleon escapes in the end and gets off scot-free for stealing it.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Rupert appeared in two children's compilations for charity. First was Pirates in NSPCC Children's TV Favourites Volume 2 in 1993 and Knight in My Best Friends, also in 1993.
* MessageInABottle:
** In "Rupert and the Jolly Roger", Rupert receives an invitation this way from a pirate friend, courtesy of Seven Seas Postal Service. Complete with an eel postman!
** In "Rupert and Growler", Rupert is captured and folds a paper boat message and sends it downriver.
* MirrorUniverse: Played with in "Rupert in Mirrorland", where Rupert's friend the Professor uses an invention of his to discover that there is a world beyond the mirrors where the reflections of everyone in Nutwood are sentient beings. A side effect of the experiment causes the Professor's reflection to become evil, but he's back to normal after the crisis is resolved and the reflections of everyone else in Nutwood are pretty much the same as their Nutwood counterparts in personality and behavior.
* NatureTinkling: The episode "Rupert and the Dragon Race" had Edward Trunk, Bill Badger, and Bill's little brother Toby stuck on an enchanted flying couch that grants one wish and one wish only to whoever sits on it. Edward already wasted his wish on being taken to Bill Badger, and Bill wasted his wish on seeing the dragons, so they try to get Toby to wish they were home. Toby instead wishes to "go pee-pee" and relieves himself off-screen after the couch takes a brief landing on a deserted island.
* NeverMyFault:
** In "Rupert and the Missing Snow", the Clerk of the Weather's chief assistant Will finds out that he was unaware of snow not arriving to Nutwood because the alarm wasn't plugged in, which he claims is his own assistant's fault. Rupert points out that Will doesn't have an assistant, which results in Will reasoning that [[InsaneTrollLogic his lack of an assistant is why the alarm wasn't plugged in]].
** Podgy ends up breaking Father Time's machine in "Rupert in Timeland" after mistaking it for a giant vending machine. When Father Time sees what has happened, Podgy turns to Rupert and admonishes ''him'' for thinking Father Time's machine was a vending machine.
** In "Rupert and the Hedgehog", it is Bill Badger's fault that Mr. Bear's topiary of a camel ended up reduced in size, but he keeps trying to pin the blame on Rupert.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: In "Rupert and the Temple Ruins", Rupert Bear motivates his friend Edward Trunk into joining him in his activities by calling him a chicken. Rupert says to the audience that this tactic always works in getting Edward to have fun with him.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: "Rupert and the Tiger's Eye": Rupert is on holiday at Sandy Cove, where nothing ever happens... except for the jewel thief has crash landed his plane.
* OhCrap:
** In "Rupert Bear and Billy Blizzard", Billy's being a [[{{jerkass}} jerk]] in the North Pole, as per usual, but once they tell [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]], he'll sort everything out! Except he's frozen too...
-->'''Billy Blizzard:''' [[WhamLine Merry Christmas!]] [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]
** In "Rupert and the Knight", Rupert and Bill meet a knight and a dragon who are really very friendly, [[VitriolicBestBuds but are rivals with one another when put together]], this results in Rupert asking the dragon to tea with the knight, but what happens?
* {{Planimal}}: The titular hedgehog from "Rupert and the Hedgehog" is a topiary of a hedgehog brought to life after Bill Badger used too much of the Professor's growth formula on it. Rupert later does the same to a topiary of a peacock in order to track down the hedgehog and turn it back into a non-living topiary.
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: The villain of "Rupert and Ottoline" is shown looking through a peephole on a portrait at one point.
* RapidAging: Due to an accident in Timeland in "Rupert in Timeland", Rupert and Podgy skip through various stages of their future selves from teenagers to seniors; luckily, Father Time was able to [[ResetButton restore their proper ages when he sent them back home]].
* ReluctantMonster: Cledwyn the Dragon in ''Rupert and the Knight'' is very friendly and has gone into hiding to try and hide from everyone who fears him.
* RuthlessModernPirates: One of the cartoons featured river pirates, who show up in a later episode as members of a pirate retirement home, which had previously been inhabited solely by [[APirate400YearsTooLate more traditional pirates]].
* ShapedLikeItself: "Edward's as strong as an [[FunnyAnimal elephant]]."
* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: After fixing the Bears' plumbing in "Rupert and the Temple Ruins", Mr. Trunk gives Mr. Bear a bill for his services. We don't see the price, but Mr. Bear's alarmed reaction indicates the cost is quite steep.
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: A recurring plot element and running joke in the cartoon series is that all of Bill's "short cuts" invariably lead to some sort of strange adventure, but never where they wanted to go in the first place. In "Rupert and the Crystal Kingdom", the two decided to split up and make a race out of it. Naturally, this time it's Rupert taking the proper route who finds himself in a land of adventure, which implies that it's not the shortcuts that lead to adventure, [[WeirdnessMagnet it's Rupert]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: Algy brags about being better at things than he really is; most everyone just ignores it, but once when Rupert and Bill played a prank to make him look as good as he says he is, he is mistaken for a great hero and drafted to fight a monster.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Quite a lot of the children on this show bear at least some resemblance to their parents. There is even a scene in "Rupert in Timeland" where Rupert flashes forward to one of the days of his adult life and mistakes his own reflection for his father.
* SwallowedWhole: Averted, but played straight. In "Rupert and the Missing Snow", Rupert, his uncle Polar and Will adrift on a small iceberg all end up inside a [[SeaMonster whale's mouth]]. She nearly swallowed them by accident as she was suffering from a terrible toothache for mistaking the North Pole as a piece of candy. She remarks it was fortunate to have met them all, though Polar informs her it was very nearly ''[[FateWorseThanDeath unfortunate]]''. She [[GentleGiant sincerely apologies]]. Cue [[PungeonMaster many lame whale puns]] from their new friend.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Rupert whistles the opening theme [[note]]The original, not the theme tune used in the Creator/NickJr broadcasts.[[/note]] in "Rupert's Undersea Adventure".
* ToTheFutureAndBeyond: In addition to their RapidAging in "Rupert in Timeland", Rupert and Podgy's time accident involves them skipping through various parts of their lives that have yet to happen, starting with going for a drive with their future girlfriends in their adolescent years and later leading to such things as Podgy getting married and Rupert having an office job.
* TooManyBabies: One of the futures Rupert and Podgy visits in "Rupert in Timeland" shows Podgy becoming a father to a boatload of children.
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!!Tropes appearing in the CGI cartoon:
* AdaptationalHeroism: This series' incarnation of Raggety is a friendly elf instead of a crotchety and ill-mannered troll.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Raggety is a more humanoid-looking elf instead of a troll who appears to be made of twigs.
* {{Disneyfication}}: BIG TIME. It completely skewed the characters toward little kiddies.
* FlyingCar
* GenderFlip: The cartoon flipped Pong Ping and Ferdy Fox into females. Pong Ping's name was flipped to Ping Pong and Ferdy was renamed "Frieda".
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