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Little Bear


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 (U.S.A. Only)

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

Maurice Sendak's Little Bear is an educational American-Canadian fantasy comedy-drama action-adventure television series that was originally made from 1995 to 2003 based on the Little Bear series of books which were written by Else Holmelund Minarik, and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Originally produced by Nelvana for Nickeloden 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.



  • This show may be created and worked by/with Canadians (at Corus Entertainment), but many other people from around the world (including U.S.A.) works for this show, even one of them are workers who works for Nickelodeon and PBS.
  • Every episode opens and closes with a circle foreground, including the theme song, however, 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
  • The characters like to play barefoot and without clothes.

Notes and References

  1. ^ “Some of the American workers who worked on this show are also workers for Nickelodeon. Some of the American-Nickelodeon workers are also mention in the end credits of the International Dub of Little Bear, but the Nick Jr. Productions logo isn’t shown at the end credits of the International Dub of Little Bear.”
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