Cartoon Network Greenlights Magical Reimagining of the Baby Bears Arrival in New Series “We Baby Bears”
Beloved Siblings Introduced in Fan Favorite We Bare Bears Stack up for Spring 2021 Premiere
Cartoon Network’s beloved Baby Bears assemble for their next adventure, We Baby Bears, an original comedy coming spring 2021. Overloaded with the cuteness and humor that fans around the globe adore them for, the series tracks baby Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear through a multitude of imaginative worlds, but this time via their magical box. Currently in production, We Bare Bears director Manny Hernandez returns as executive producer to bring his own creative vision to life in the newest iteration of the sibling cubs arrival.
“Manny’s admiration for anime and music come to life in this fresh new expansion of a beloved franchise,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC). “The spectacular landscapes and musical inspirations transform this new series into an unforgettable journey for all We Bare Bears’ fans and beyond. And did I mention they are baby bears!”
We Baby Bears features the Baby Bears on their search for a place they can settle down and fit into. Each episode transports them into vibrant and colorful worlds, where they befriend legions of familiar fairytale faces. During their nonstop crusade, they are faced with the decision to stay or to continue on their journey for a permanent abode they can call home. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, We Bare Bears creator Daniel Chong also joins Hernandez as executive producer.
The announcement follows the debut of We Bare Bears The Movie, the first-ever TV movie for the series which served as the finale for the longrunning hit show We Bare Bears. The TV movie debuted for digital download earlier this summer and trended in the top 10 of Comedy and Kids & Family on iTunes for several weeks after its release. The TV movie is still available on the Cartoon Network app as well as for digital download on all major platforms here.
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About We Baby Bears TV Show
The search for a new home continues as WarnerMedia Kids & Family announced a second season pickup of We Baby Bears for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the recently launched animated series features the lovable baby brothers Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as they traverse whimsical lands on their search for a place to settle in. We Baby Bears premiered on Cartoon Network earlier this month and will be available on HBO Max Monday, Jan. 31.
We Baby Bears was Cartoon Network's #1 rated telecast for the week ending Jan. 2 and gave the network its highest rated Saturday since April 2021.* A promising launch on both linear and social, We Baby Bears reached 6 million total viewers across all telecasts on Cartoon Network through Jan. 23. Plus, the full episode of We Baby Bears available on YouTube surged to over 7 million views as of Jan. 28.**
Additionally, the release of the music video for the series theme song performed by Universal Music Korea K-Pop supergroup, TRI.BE, garnered over 11 million views across all social posts globally.** TRI.BE aims to convey messages of inclusion and self-empowerment aligning with the themes found in We Baby Bears. The group is the first of its kind with members speaking and singing in four languages: Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. Their first mini-album, "Veni Vidi Vici," was released last year.
"Since its launch, We Baby Bears has been delivering stellar creative and performance highs. We knew the audience would follow these superbly cute brothers anywhere they go!" said Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. "Cartoon Network Studios made yet another show with originality, hilarity, and heart. Not your typical babies, the new season takes the bears to more fantastical places with even more colorful characters, told in an epic and modern way."
We Baby Bears is executive produced by Daniel Chong and Manny Hernandez. Calvin Wong (Regular Show, Close Enough) is on board as showrunner for season two. We Baby Bears follows the magical adventures of Grizz (Connor Andrade), Panda (Amari McCoy), and Ice Bear (Max Mitchell) as they travel in a magical box to fantastic new worlds searching for a place to call home. Along the way, they meet new friends, learn a few lessons and discover that "home" can mean wherever they are, as long as they're together.
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We Baby Bears should include all the episodes featuring the baby Bears from the original We Bare Bears series, but it should include a ton of new episodes, but without the fantastical worlds. I don’t want it to be like Steven Universe or something.