The 20 Most Famous Bears in History

There are famous movie bears and stories that have stood out for their charisma and for being able to amuse the public. They are the best known in the world.

The tenderness of their faces and their behavior, sometimes aggressive and sometimes childish, have stolen our hearts. February 21 marks the International Day for the Protection of Bears. Bears have always been protagonists of tales and folk legends, stories of hunters and travelers, animated films and novels.

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Many travelers, when going into nature, have met these beautiful, but dangerous animals. These stories have inspired writers and TV directors and filmmakers to film. Here is a list of 20 famous bears and friends who make the childhood of more than one child happy:

1- The Yogi Bear

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Character of Hanna-Barbera, has been the favorite of several generations of children. Yogi first appeared in 1958 on The Huckleberry Hound Show. Jellystone's smarter talking bear not only faces daily his nemesis the ranger John Francis Smith, but solves all kinds of problems with his best friend Bubu.

His hobby is to entertain visitors to the national park, although he also likes to earn money. Yogi is very concerned about hibernation, and for Cindy. When Cindy will finally fall in love with him!

2- Bubu

Yogi's best friend follows him on his adventures. The cartoons focus a lot on the incomparable friendship between Yogi and Bubu, his inseparable Sancho Panza.

They have fun fishing and planning how they are going to escape the ranger. Bubu is much more tranquil He considers that Yogi"always has good ideas"and for that reason shares with him these crazy adventures.

3- Winnie the Pooh

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Character inspired by the tales of Alan Alexander Milne, is one of the most famous animated bears. Milne's early stories were published in the 1920s, but it was until the 1960s that Pooh appeared on the small screen.

Together with his friends Tiger, Igor, Piglet, Owl, Mole, Cangu, Rabbit and Christopher Robin, Pooh lives in the Hundred Acres Forest. It is distinguished by being very kind and always carry a jar of delicious honey, the main component of your diet.

Poor Pooh is often stuck in narrow places while trying to find a little honey. In the last Pooh movie, he and his friends saved Christopher Robin, his best human friend.

4- Baloo


The bear Baloo and his last embrace to Mowgli, before leaving with the men, made crying more than a child. Baloo incarnated the figure of a master for Mowgli and helped him to survive during his time in the Forest when the wolves threatened to expel it.

Baloo teaches Mowgli to roar to defend himself, to hunt and to survive, but also teaches him to sing and dance. He is a good-natured bear, likes to rest and laugh all the time. With him we learned"to look for the essential and forget about the concern". That's the secret to being happy, according to Baloo.

5- Kenai and Koda

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In antiquity the bears were revered and feared by different peoples as superior beings who possessed magical powers and were ancestors of the tribe. All those ancient legends have been passed on to future generations and have had a great influence on stories, drawings and animated films for children.

The movie Bear Brother And the complicated story of Kenai and Koda shows us how difficult the interaction between men and bears can be. In spite of everything, the bears are capable of loving and for this Kenai becomes attached to Koda and comes to consider him his true brother.

But the brothers' adventure only begins in this movie. In the sequel Brother bear 2, The story continues with Nita, the childhood friend of Kenai, who seeks the brothers.

Koda, it's a bear that can not even stand on its own. His encounter with Kenai is decisive in changing the heart of the latter. At the end of the adventure, Kenai finally understands that by helping the bear Koda, he has finally found his place in the world. True filial love!

6- Po


Pandas bears are the most famous and even celebrate their own international day. Po panda, an awkward but gentle bear, is the protagonist of the movies Kung Fu Panda , Which have been some of the most successful of recent times.

Po, together with his master Shifu and his friends the Kung Fu warriors, must become a true master of this martial art and, according to the prophecy, defeat Tai Lung. In the sequel"Kung Fu Panda 2", Po must confront the memories of his tragic past to understand why the tribe of Bear pandas was destroyed. But the way is not easy for Po, who in addition to being overweight, only thinks about eating noodles that prepares his father.

7- Paddington Bear

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Character created by Michael Bond, he is a fanatic bear of the English culture, that moved to London from Peru. The bear is welcomed by the kind Brown family, but his problems do not end since it is very difficult for him to get used to that new world. The appearance of a fur lover complicates the whole dilemma, as the lady decides that Paddington would be a great addiction to his collection.

Paddington captivates us by his tenderness and because he never stops struggling to have his place in this new world. Paddington and the Brown become a real family despite the differences.

8- Masha and the bear

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The Bear with more patience is the protagonist of the animated series Masha and the bear . Each chapter reflects a Russian folk story. Masha is a super restless, mischievous and reckless girl. The Bear is your friend and protector.

He always tries to keep her away from the problems she causes with her games. The relationship of the Bear and Masha is so close that words remain. The Bear also takes care of the housework. What a pet!

9- Little John

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One of the most audacious bears is Little John, best friend of Robin Hood Of the Disney animated classic. Little John lives with Robin in the Sherwood Forest. The mission of these fugitives is to rob the rich, to distribute the stolen among the poor.

Little John is in charge of taking care of Robin, while this one rises to save to its beloved Marian. He is a cheerful and humorous good-natured, besides a fighter without equal. He faced the Sheriff of Nottingham several times, but he was never defeated. Little John is actually nothing small!

10- The loving bears

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They are very dear to the little ones. Despite being called"loving bears"the characters have very different characters.

Funny, mimosa, wonderful and others use their magic powers to help others and make them happier. The key to the magic of bears is affection.

11- Lotso

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Lotso is one of the bears most feared by the little ones. He is the archenemy of Woody in toy Story 3 . Lotso should be very friendly but, deserted by his owner Daisy, he becomes an evil bear that controls the toys of the Sunnyside house, where Andy's toys came to a halt when he went to college.

Woody has to fight Lotso to save his friends and return to Andy's house. Lotso is a villain, who is very sorry because he shows us the sad end of the lost toys.

12- The ant and the anteater

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The ant nest is very famous all over the world for the series of The ant and the anteater . The dream of the anteater, which turned out to be an anteater, was to catch the ant. Although it was never possible since she was smarter. The anteater said that he loved ants, but he did not know how to catch them. He could never do his job.

Throughout the series, she tried everything to trap her from hypnosis to high-tech tools, but her efforts using virtual boxing, teleportation and other techniques always turn against her. When the anteater is about to catch the ant something or someone gets in the way. It would be better if the anteater would become vegetarian!

13-L Iorek Byrnison

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Iorek Byrnison is the magical white bear, Lyra Belacqua's traveling companion. Lyra the heroine of the story of The Golden Compass , Could not have survived without his faithful guardian Iorek. Iorek, who has a special connection with the girl, feels when danger approaches her and runs to protect her.

14- Fozzie the bear

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One of the main characters of The mopeds , Is an orange bear, bad comedian, who always tells bad jokes and ends with strange laughter:"Wocka, Wocka, Wocka". No one likes their jokes and for those the rain of tomatoes is not made wait after them.

The other Muppets make fun of him, but anyway he does not give up and continues to tell his jokes. Hopefully someday I'll tell you the joke... Your best friend, the Frog Gustaf, always supports you.

15- Ewoks

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In Star Wars the Ewoks Are a peaceful race, living in the depths of the jungle. When the Galactic Empire decided to conquer Endor, the aid of the Ewoks was definitva to be able to conquer. Although their techniques are primitive, they were very helpful.

16- Bear Boog

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Also interesting is the story of Bear Boog of the movies Colleagues in the forest . Boog, a wealthy bear, who lives in the town of Timberline meets Elliot, a wild deer who convinces him to leave town and spend a season in the woods.

What is regrettable is that the hunting season has also started and Boog is forced to survive the threat of hunters. The fun thing is that Boog's wild survival ability equals zero. Can Boog survive with the help of the forest animals?

  1. The bears of "Story of a bear", Captivate us with the sad story of a family that was separated, when Papa Bear was kidnapped and removed from his family. This poignant story was awarded the Oscar award for best animated short in 2015.
  1. The family of The Mountain Bears Is one of the most beloved bear families. Pa Bear a violent and rude mountain bear, live unconcerned with his family in the middle of nature. But his family does not always share his uranium way of life. Ma Oso, on the other hand, strives to push the family forward. Sometimes the couple does not understand, and their discussions cause us much laughter. Florecita, the teenage daughter of the family, believes that she is modern and therefore discusses the decisions of Pa Bear and Shag, she wants to be like her father, but she is too tender for the position. Mountain Bears are just like any family. Do they remind you of yours?
  1. We want to highlight the polar bear Bernard . Bernard and his Lloyd, Eva, Zack and Goliath travel the world discovering museums, parks and making new friends. Bernard is a polar bear that knows how to do everything humans do, but with more class... You'll enjoy riding or riding a car!
  1. Finally, we leave the three protagonists of the series We are Bears: The Brown Bear, the Panda and the Polar Bear. Like Bernard, they travel trying to integrate into human society. The most important for these three friends is their friendship, which helps them to survive in the world of man. They also tell stories of childhood and their difficulties to assimilate to civilization. One of her friends, the nom nom koala, wants to become a star for her videos on the internet, but she has a bad mood to be tender. Are these scandalous people going to live in San Francisco?

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