Bernard (known in South Korea as Backkom) is a Spanish-South Korean-French CGI cartoon produced by RC Animation Studios.
Bernard is a polar bear for whom nothing ever seems to go right. He never speaks, but rather he communicates through growly gibberish. Other characters Bernard encountered in his show includes the penguins Lloyd and Eva, and Zack the lizard.
The series ran from 2006 to 2012.
Bernard contains examples of:
- All-CGI Cartoon
- Butt-Monkey: Bernard. Episodes rarely (if ever) went right for the guy.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Lloyd and Eva are penguins.
- Exposed Animal Bellybutton: Bernard has an outie.
- Full-Boar Action: In one episode, Bernard is throwing fruit at the monkeys who took his food. One of them hits a boar, angering it and causing it to chase Bernard.
- Produce Pelting: In one episode, some monkeys throw fruit at Bernard. When he retaliates, he finds out it was a distraction so another one could take the food Bernard has.
- Protagonist Title
- Speaking Simlish: Bernard spoke in gibberish that sounded like growling.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Eva the penguin can be differentiated by the ponytail that she has.