Boonie Bears is a Chinese All-CGI Cartoon starring two bears, Briar and Bramble, who continuously try to stop Logger Vick from cutting down trees in their forest. Vick constantly tries to carry out his job as a woodcutter, only to be hilariously outwitted by the clever bears.
This animated show, beginning in 2012, has become the most popular cartoon in China since Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. It has been dubbed in several other languages, including English and spawned tons of merchandise. There are currently four film adaptions at this moment: Boonie Bears: To the Rescue, Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter, Boonie Bears III, and Boonie Bears: Entangled Worlds. A Spin-Off Babies show, Boonie Cubs, has also been produced and aired.
Boonie Bears contains examples of:
- All-CGI Cartoon
- Alliterative Title: Boonie Bears
- Anti-Villain: Logger Vick does have a good side and sometimes helps the bears.
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Logger Vick, being a bald Anti-Villain, switches between those two tropes frequently.
- Bears Are Bad News: Downplayed. The bear brothers are only bad news to Logger Vick's job. They never try to attack Vick.
- Beary Friendly: The bears occasionally befriend Vick and some of the other humans.
- Beary Funny: Bramble is especially this, as he is less wiser than Briar and loves to eat food.
- Butt-Monkey: Vick's attempts to accomplish his job always go hilariously wrong, thanks to the bears.
- Cats Are Mean: ZigZagged. Babian helps his owner, Logger Vick, to achieve his plans. However, he sometimes helps Briar and Bramble.
- Dub Name Change: The English names of the characters are largely different from their original Chinese names. For example, Logger Vick was named Guang Tou Qiangnote , Briar was named Xiong Danote , and Bramble was named Xiong Ernote .
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: There's Tiki, who claims to be the king of the forest, and Babu, who serves Tiki.
- Hit Flash: Used whenever a character gets hit very hardly.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Logger Vick cuts down trees for a living and never seems to succeed. He is constantly abused by his Mean Boss also. In conclusion, it's safe to feel sorry for him.
- Jerk With A Heartof Gold: Despite the bears' attempts to get Logger Vick out of the woods and often hurting him when doing so, they will still sometimes help him if he either gets sick of seriously injured.
- Mean Boss: Boss Li. He frequently harasses Logger Vick through telephone and threatens to cut down his wages if he doesn't contribute to the logging business.
- Manchild: Bramble who is the younger of the two bears often acts childish and naive despite being a full grown male bear.
- No Indoor Voice: Boss Li always shouts in the phone whenever he calls Logger Vic.
- Obsessed with Food: Bramble loves food and will easily get distracted by it. Babian also likes food.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Logger Vick.
- The Owl-Knowing One: Averted with Hoo Hoo. He's lazy and will often try to sleep while flying.
- Partially Civilized Animal: The animals best fit this, with Briar and Bramble being Borderline Civilized Animal.
- Seasonal Baggage: Boonie Bears takes a TV season literally and has each season take place in one of the four seasons.
- Sliding Scale of Animal Communication: Level 7 for Briar and Bramble, as they are seen communicating with Vick. Probably Level 4, aka Animal Talk, for the other animals, as Babian can talk but is only heard meowing by Vick.
- Spin-Off Babies: Boonie Cubs, which stars the younger version of the cast in an alternate universe.
- Woodland Creatures: All of the animals, except for Tiki and Babu, are these.
The film adaptions contain examples of:
- Animals Not to Scale: A mystical giant polar bear is shown in Mystical Winter.
- Alternate Tooniverse: Entangled Worlds suggest that the Boonie Bears universe is one, since the Big Bad is an intelligent professor who sends a Terrible Trio of humans to raid powerful objects from animated universes.
- Circus Episode: In Boonie Bears III, Briar joins a circus and makes friend with the animals there.*
- Disney Death/Heroic Sacrifice: In Entangled Worlds, Coco, badly damaged, lets herself detach her hand clasping the shellnote and falls to her destruction. However, when the Fantastic Nature Reserve is restored, Coco comes back good and new.
- Education Mama/Fantasy-Forbidding Parent: In Entangled Worlds, it is revealed that the professor, as a child, wasn't allowed access to entertainment and fun and his parents enforced education and learning on him, such as forcing to spend night hours on homework and hiring private tutors. This caused him, as an adult, to start raiding Animated Tooniverses. At the climax, the golden deer go through him and fix his sad backstory, thus allowing him to know the tooniverses much better.
- Fantastic Nature Reserve: The bears, Logger Vick, and Coco come across such one in Entangled World, which was hinted of on a cave painting.
- Out-of-Genre Experience: While the TV show is just comedic adventures involving the bears stopping Logger Vick, the films, especially Mystical Winter and Entangled Worlds, take on Speculative Fiction, especially Fantasy.
- Parents for a Day: In To the Rescue, Logger Vick finds a preschooler girl in his house and raises her. The bears also take part.
- Robot Buddy: Coco is this to her owner and later Logger Vick and the bears, in Entangled Worlds.