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Bark the Polar Bear

Bark the Polar BearBark the Polar Bear is an anthropomorphic, yellow polar bear, who plays in the video game 'Sonic the Fighters'. He can throw and has the power to crush a head of the opponent cartoon style. In 'Sonic the Fighters' his great strength is compensated by his slow speed. Together with his partner, Bean the Dynamite, he is the antagonist of Sonic the Hedgehog. Bark the Polar Bear has white-yellow fur and red eyes. He wears a red toque, brown shoes, brown gloves and a green scarf.

Bark the Polar Bear plays in the video game Sonic the Fighters, Fighters Megamix and Sonic Gems Collection. Besides video games, Bark appears in the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' comics:

  • 'Sonic the Hedgehog': 50 (first appearance, cameo), 51 (on cover), 160, 161, 165 (cameo), 172, 173, 176-178 (cameo), 185 (cameo), 186-188;
  • 'Sonic Universe': 22-24, 26-28 (alternate universe), 30 (flashback).

Basil the Bear

Basil the BearBasil the Bear is one of the main characters of the Canadian children's show 'Sesame Park'. Together with Dodi and Louis, Basil is one of the three original Canadian muppets from 1987 when the program was called 'Canadian Sesame Street'.

From all the characters, Basil the Bear seems the most child-like, he has difficulty dressing himself and is very curious. He also has problems learning French from his bilingual friend Louis.


Franklin's best friend is trustworthy and loyal Bear. They have many things in common, such as the love of sport and the love of eating. Bear loves exciting games in which he can use his imagination, such as spies, knights and pirates. Franklin, Bear and their friends have many adventures that teach them to develop their skills and overcome their fears.

Franklin & Bear Franklin & Bear

Franklin is a Canadian animated television series, based on the Franklin the Turtle books by Paulette Bourgeois (writers) and Brenda Clark (illustrator). Each episode lasts 11 minutes and a total of 3 seasons were made with about 80 episodes. From the Franklin books, more than 60 million copies are sold in over 38 languages.

  • Beatrice 'Bea' Bear is the little sister of Bear, who learns a lot of her brother and she is close friends with Harriet;
  • Mr. Bear is the father of Bear, his statements are often repeated by Bear;
  • Mrs. / Dr. Bear is the mother of Bear and the doctor of Woodland;
  • Grandpa Ben Bear and Grandma Mabel Bear are the grandparents of Bear, they live on the farm 'Great Bear Farm'.
  • Franklin the Turtle, a young turtle, who lives with his parents in Woodland. He goes to school and loves playing and learning in the world around him, together with his friends;
  • Harriet is the sister of Franklin, she teaches him how important it is to be a big brother;
  • Rabbit is the joker of the group of friends and always looks on the bright side of things;
  • Fox loves adventure and excitement, which he often experiences together with his friend Rabbit, together they are an explosive duo;
  • Beaver knows how to take charge, but she can sometimes be a bit bossy;

Franklin & Friends

Bentley Bear

Bentley Bear is the main character in the computer game Crystal Castles, released in 1983 for the Atari. The player controls Bentley Bear, who must collect as many gems as possible, while avoiding the enemies. Crystal Castles has nine levels, each with 4 castles and a tenth level but with one castle, after which the game is finished.

Once upon a time there lived a bear named Bentley
Who wandered o'er the land in search of fortune plenty.
Picnic baskets and such were not his bill of fare.
Only ruby gemstones could content this clever bear.
While roaming the lands of Crystal Castles,
Bentley gathered his jewels with the greatest of care.
A snatch here and there by a swift paw or two
Showered fame and fortune on this rarest of bears!

Crystal Palace Bentley Bear Crystal Palace

Bentley Bear is trapped in Crystal Castles, the home of Berthilda the Witch and her evil henchmen. To escape, he must collect all the gems in all the castles and avoid deadly contact with evil inhabitants. Look for the magic hat, as long as he is wearing it, Bentley is invincible. But look out, if Bentley is not careful, the evil henchmen will turn him into bear stew.

Big Boy Willy

Big Boy WillyThese are stories about a little man and his friend, the bear: Old Mahony and Big Boy Willy. They experience lots of adventures for the smaller kids, like 'The little man and the bear' and 'A trap for the family Bear'. The stories are written by Wolfram Hänel and illustrated by Jean-Pierre Corderoc'h.

Wolfram Hänel was born in 1956 in Fulda (Germany). He began writing plays and stories for children. After which, together with Jean-Pierre Corderoc'h, he wrote the Big Boy Willy stories.

Jean-Pierre Corderoc'h was born in 1959 in Nantes, in the western part of France. He studied at the 'École des Arts Décoratifs' in Strasbourgh, till 1984, where he found his love for children books. Since then Jean-Pierre makes picture-books and children books.

Bobby Bear

Bobby Bear is a cartoon character from 1919, in the English newspaper Daily Herald. He is a young male bear, based on the Steiff teddy bear that was very popular then. His friends are Ruby Rabbit, Maisie Mouse, Percy Porker and Freddy Fox. He was the first bear in a cartoon, one year ahead of Rupert Bear.

Bobby Bear

Boinard Bear

The Monkey and The Bear is a comic by Howard Post for Marvel Comics. The comic is about Melvin Monkey and Boinard Bear. Melvin is a greedy, manipulative character, who is always trying to take advantage of his neighour Boinard Bear.

Monkey & Bear Monkey & Bear

Buddy Bears

The Buddy Bears appear in the American animated television series 'Garfield and Friends'. Their names are Billy, Bobby and Bertie, although they introduce themself as William, Robert and Bertram. They sing and dance: "Oh, we are the Buddy Bears we always get along, if you ever disagree, it means that you are wrong." Garfield always tries causing arguments between the three bears. They were voiced by Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, and Gregg Berger with sped up voices.

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