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Bitsy Bears originated as a series of flocked posable bears produced by Tyco in the early 1990s. Each bear had her own wind-up action. In 1992, a Direct to Video animated special was packaged with one of the bears. It was written by Avi Arad and Barbara Slade and directed by Dongho Kim.

The plot follows Pawlina and Baby Tickles, two forgotten teddy bears brought to life by magic honey droplets and transported to the Honey Bear Fair. They are welcomed by the Bitsy Bears and help foil the plot of former Bitsy Bear Bramble, who wants to shut down the fair for good!

This cartoon has examples of:

  • Applied Phlebotinum: The Magic Honey Droplets can do anything.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: Bramble Bear not only cuts the heads off a bouquet of flowers and declares it a marked improvement, but hates the "happy sounds" of the Honey Bear Fair amusement park and plots to put a stop to it for good.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The only Bitsy Bear with footwear is Roller Bear, and even then they're only roller skates.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Bramble Bear is relatively unattractive, with a dry bob haircut, but the instant she thinks about reforming, she suddenly becomes more attractive with long, wavy hair.
  • Insect Gender-Bender: The Bitsy Bears attempt to trick Bramble with a 'Bee King' balloon rather than a 'Bee Queen'.
  • One-Gender Race: While it's never stated that male Bitsy Bears don't exist, every Bitsy Bear shown on screen is female.
  • Only Six Faces: Baby Tickles and Bramble are the only bears who don't look exactly like everyone else.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Every sentence out of Roller Bear's mouth rhymes.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Shirley, Bramble's goldfish.
  • Shrine to Self: Bramble constantly takes pictures of herself.