C-Bear and Jamal was an American, animated series for children, broadcast on TV in 1996. Jamal Wingo was an African-American boy from primary school. His companion was C-Bear, a singing, hip hop teddy bear.
Most people thought that C-Bear was an ordinary teddy bear, but he was Jamal’s best friend and confidant. C-Bear only came to life when he was alone with Jamal, he could dance, sing and wore cool shades.
In each episode, the series dealt with a different problem for kids: peer pressure, divorce, drug abuse and much more. Although the series was popular, there were only 13 episodes made over two seasons.
“So When You wake up in the morn ‘at the crack of dawn, C-Bear and Jamal!
Or When you get out of bed and you stretch and yawn, C-Bear and Jamal!
If you’re down in the dumps and you need a smile, C-Bear and Jamal!
It’s the funky cartoon, leave ’em dancin’ in the aisle.”
C-Bear: A wise teddy bear, only comes to life when he is with Jamal to give him advice.
Jamal Wingo: A gullible 9 year old boy who always gets help from C-Bear when he is in trouble.
Hawthorne: The father of Jamal, who does not understand why he still keeps C-Bear.
Grandpa & Grandma: The grandparents of Jamal.
Maya, Big Chill, Kwame, Chip Star, Kim & Javier: Friends of Jamal.