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Little Bear
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Preschool animation

Created by:

Else Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak
Jeff Goode


Kristin Fairlie
Jennifer Martini
Elizabeth Hanna
Janet-Laine Green
Dan Hennessey
Andrew Sabiston
Tracy Ryan

Theme Music Composer:

Rowland Lee

Number of Seasons:


Number of episodes:

65 (195 segments)

Running Time:

24 minutes

Production Company(s):

Wild Things Productions
Nick Jr. Productions

Original Network:

CBC (Canada)
Nick Jr. (U.S.)

Original Run:

November 6, 1995 - November 7, 2003

Little Bear is an educational television series that was originally made from 1995 to 2003. It is based on the Little Bear series of books, which were written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Originally produced by Nelvana, it currently airs on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the United States. It was first shown in the UK on the CBBC, and a part of BBC Toy Box video collection in the late 90s. It was also shown on Nick Jr. UK and now airs on Tiny Pop. A direct-to-video/DVD full-length feature film was also created before the series ended.



  • In Canada, Little Bear was adapted into a live theatrical show, "Little Bear: Winter Tales" which originally toured across Canada in 2007, and returned in late 2009.
  • It has been rebroadcast on many channels, including ABC and ABC2 (Australia), RTÉ (Ireland), TV2 (New Zealand) and Children's BBC (UK). In the United States, the show aired on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Noggin, as well as on CBS during the Nick on CBS block from September 16, 2000, to September 8, 2001.
  • Almost every episode opens and closes with a circle foreground, including the theme song. "Exploring" is the only segment not to end with a circle foreground.
  • The end credits are the only things not to have any circle foregrounds on the show.