Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bears are living in Beartown, a tiny village whose economy is based on honey. The family consist of Papa Q., Mama, Brother and Sister Bear. Then there are Grizzly and Gran, the grandparents. In their life, the family has to deal with issues like responsibility, sharing and moral behaviour. The family has a close relationship with their community, which includes their neigbors Big Paw Bear, Mayor Horace, T. Honeypot and the scientist Actual Factual. At other times they had problems with the villains, Raffish Ralph and Weasel McGreed. But the Bear family always found a way to work together and defeat them.

Papa Bear is an expert on almost everything. He’s a carpenter, who loves his family dearly. Mama Bear is a warm and wise bear, who wants only the best for her family. Sister Bear is full of energy, with many ambitions. Brother Bears loves all sports and his very inquisitive.

The characters are taken from the popular children’s books by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The books translated easily into an animated version, which first aired in 1985. The Berenstain Bears still teach children family values, thru their books and the cartoons.

Lyrics openings tune 1985

This way to Bear Country.
You’ll know when you’re there.
As soon as you enter,
You’ll feel like a bear.
A great grizzly bear,
A Berenstain Bear!

We are the Berenstain Bears
Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother
We appreciate each other
We live in a split-level tree
Mama, Papa, Sister, and me!
Snug as bugs in our split-level tree.

Here are more Berenstain Bears:
Actual Factual, Big Paw, Raffish Ralph,
Horace T. Honeypot, I’m the Mayor.
Lots, lots more, bears galore!

You may think that this starts our show,
Well it does!


The voices of the Berenstain Bears in the cartoons

Mama Bear Ruth Buzzi
Papa Q. Bear Brian Cummings
Sister Bear Christina Lange
Brother Bear David Mendenhalf

Theme Song 2003

Country music singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack sings the series’ theme song, which was written by Stan Meissner.