We Baby Bears
Genre
Based onThe Three Bare Bears
by Daniel Chong
Developed byManny Hernandez
Voices of
  • Connor Andrade
  • Amari McCoy
  • Max Mitchell
Narrated byDemetri Martin[1]
Theme music composerAndy Sturmer
Opening theme"The Bha Bha Song" (performed by Tri.be)
ComposerKrandal Crews[a]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes55
Production
Executive producers
  • Calvin Wong (season 2)
  • Manny Hernandez
  • Daniel Chong
  • Sam Register
Producers
  • Keith Mack
  • Carrie Wilksen (season 1)
EditorTom Browngardt
Running time11 minutes
Production companyCartoon Network Studios
Original release
NetworkCartoon Network
ReleaseJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01) –
present
Related
We Bare Bears

We Baby Bears is an American animated television series developed by Manny Hernandez for Cartoon Network. It is a spin-off prequel of the animated series We Bare Bears, which was created by Daniel Chong. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, it premiered on January 1, 2022. On January 31, 2022, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 17, 2023.[2]

Premise

We Baby Bears follows Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear as babies searching for a new home in a magical teleporting box.

Voice cast

Celebrity guest stars include: Anjali Bhimani, Rhys Darby, Janeane Garofalo, Young M.A, Jason Mantzoukas, Stephen Oyoung, Willow Smith, Toby Fox, and Bernardo Velasco.[3]

Production

The series was first announced on May 30, 2019, which was slated to premiere on Cartoon Network in spring 2021 but was delayed to January 2022.[4][5] A trailer was released on November 25, 2021,[6] and the series premiered its first 10 episodes in a marathon on New Year's Day 2022. The series is rendered in an anime-esque style and features the bears going on various adventures in their magical box. Manny Hernandez, who served as supervising director on the original series, serves as the showrunner while Daniel Chong is involved as an executive producer.[7]

The series had a crossover Halloween special with Summer Camp Island, which premiered on October 8, 2022.[8]

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
140January 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)May 13, 2023 (2023-05-13)
2TBAJune 17, 2023 (2023-06-17)TBA

Season 1 (2022–23)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9][10][11]Written and directed byStoryboard byOriginal air date [9][10]Prod.
code [11]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Magical Box"Manny HernandezManny Hernandez & Chana KimJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0020.28[12]
22"Bears and the Beanstalk"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sooyeon Lee & Geno RodriguezJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0030.24[12]
33"BooDunnit"Written by : Shawn Pearlman
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Andrew Stewart & Chana KimJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0080.22[12]
44"The Little Mer-Bear"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Kris Stanton & Sarah SoboleJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0060.22[12]
55"Modernish Stone Age Family"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kris StantonJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0100.23[12]
66"Excalibear"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : Christina Chang
Christina Chang & Yvonne Hsuan HoJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0040.26[12]
77"Meathouse"
"Meat House"
Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : Christina Chang
Geno Rodriguez & Yvonne Hsuan HoJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0070.27[12]
88"Pirate Parrot Polly"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Christina Chang & George Kaprielian
Sooyeon Lee & Nora MeekJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0050.28[12]
99"Baby Bear Genius"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : Christina Chang
Yvonne Hsuan Ho & Chana KimJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0110.27[12]
1010"Bug City Sleuths"Written by : Dick Grunert
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kris StantonJanuary 1, 2022 (2022-01-01)0140.27[12]
1111"Hashtag #1 Fan"
"Hashtag Number One Fan"
Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Christina Chang
Gladyfaith Abcede & Sooyeon LeeJanuary 3, 2022 (2022-01-03)0090.17[13]
1212"Snowplace Like Home"
"Snow Place Like Home"
Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Kris Stanton & Sarah SoboleJanuary 3, 2022 (2022-01-03)0010.16[13]
1313"Fiesta Day"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezJanuary 10, 2022 (2022-01-10)0120.18[14]
1414"Baba Yaga House"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : Christina Chang
Yvonne Hsuan Ho & Chana KimJanuary 10, 2022 (2022-01-10)0190.15[14]
1515"Bears in the Dark"Written by : Shakira Pressley
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kristin StantonJanuary 17, 2022 (2022-01-17)0180.13[15]
1616"Big Trouble Little Babies"Written by : Shawn Kenji Pearlman
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezJanuary 17, 2022 (2022-01-17)0150.13[15]
1717"Triple T Tigers"Written by : Charley Feldman
Directed by : Christina Chang
Yvonne Hsuan Ho, Kris Stanton & Chana KimJanuary 24, 2022 (2022-01-24)0160.16[16]
1818"Panda's Family"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Christina Chang
Christina Chang, Melissa Sheng & Sooyeon LeeJanuary 24, 2022 (2022-01-24)0170.15[16]
1919"A Tale of Two Ice Bears"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)0200.17[17]
2020"Unica"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : Christina Chang
Sooyeon Lee, Melissa Sheng & Gladyfaith AbcedeJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)0130.20[17]
2121"Sheep Bears"Written by : Charley Feldman
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kris StantonMay 2, 2022 (2022-05-02)0210.10[18]
2222"Ice Bear's Pet"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng & Sooyeon LeeMay 3, 2022 (2022-05-03)0220.15[19]
2323"Dragon Pests"Written by : Shawn Kenji Pearlman
Directed by : George Kaprielian & Caroline Director
André LaMilza & Geno RodriguezMay 4, 2022 (2022-05-04)0230.12[20]
2424"No Land, All Air!"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Chana Kim & Yvonne Hsuan HoMay 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)0240.15[21]
2525"Tooth Fairy Tech"Written by : Lindsay Kerns
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Kris Stanton & Sarah SoboleMay 6, 2022 (2022-05-06)0250.15[22]
2626"High Baby Fashion"Written by : Jen Bardekoff
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng & Sooyeon LeeJuly 18, 2022 (2022-07-18)0260.08[23]
2727"Teddi Bear"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André LaMilza & Geno RodriguezJuly 19, 2022 (2022-07-19)0270.10[24]
2828"A Gross Worm"
"Gross Worm"
Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian & Caroline Director
Chana Kim & Yvonne Hsuan HoJuly 20, 2022 (2022-07-20)0280.09[25]
2929"A Real Crayon"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kris StantonJuly 21, 2022 (2022-07-21)0290.15[26]
3030"Witches"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng & Sooyeon LeeOctober 8, 2022 (2022-10-08)0300.15[27]
3131"Happy Bouncy Fun Town"Written by : Lorraine Degraffenreidt
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezOctober 8, 2022 (2022-10-08)0310.13[27]
3232"Back to Our Regular Time Period"Written by : Karen Joseph Adcock
Directed by : Caroline Director
Chana Kim & Yvonne Hsuan HoOctober 15, 2022 (2022-10-15)0320.12[28]
3333"Bath on the Nile"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole & Kris StantonOctober 22, 2022 (2022-10-22)0330.23[29]
3434"Bubble Fields"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : Caroline Director
Melissa Sheng & Sooyeon LeeOctober 29, 2022 (2022-10-29)0360.12[30]
3535"Who Crashed the RV?"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezJanuary 7, 2023 (2023-01-07)0380.07[31]
3636"Temple Bears"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
André Lamilza & Geno RodriguezJanuary 14, 2023 (2023-01-14)0340.16[32]
3737"Lighthouse"Written by : Lorraine Degraffenreidt
Directed by : Caroline Director
Sarah Sobole & Caroline DirectorJanuary 21, 2023 (2023-01-21)0350.09[33]
3838"Doll's House"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director
Chana Kim & Yvonne Hsuan HoJanuary 28, 2023 (2023-01-28)0370.12[34]
3939"Little Fallen Star"
"The Little Fallen Star"
Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : Manny Hernandez, Caroline Director & George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng, Sooyeon Lee & Kris StantonMay 13, 2023 (2023-05-13)0390.09[35]
4040040

Season 2 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9][10]Written and directed byStoryboard byOriginal air date [9][10]Prod.
code [11]
411"The Big Wish"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director & George Kaprielian
Geno Rodriguez, Joy Yang, Kris Stanton & Julian SanchezJune 17, 2023 (2023-06-17)041
422042
433"Polly's New Crew"Written by : Madeline "moop" Khare
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng, Erin Kim, Christina Chang & Caroline DirectorJune 17, 2023 (2023-06-17)043
444"Bug City Frame Up"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director & George Kaprielian
Sarah Sobole, Sooyeon Lee, Geno Rodriguez & Joy YangJune 24, 2023 (2023-06-24)044
455045HH
466"The Great Veggie War"Written by : Mikey Heller & Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director & George Kaprielian
Kris Stanton, Julian Sanchez, Melissa Sheng & Erin KimJuly 1, 2023 (2023-07-01)046
477047
488"Unica's House"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director
Sarah Sobole & Sooyeon LeeAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)048
499"Rexford's Nectar"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Geno Rodriguez & Joy YangAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)049
5010"Grizz's Doc"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director
Kris Stanton & Julian SanchezAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)050
5111"Triple T Tiger Lilies"Written by : Madeline "moop" Khare
Directed by : George Kaprielian
Melissa Sheng & Erin KimAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)051
5212"After Bedtime"Written by : Madeline "moop" Khare
Directed by : Caroline Director
Sarah Sobole & Sooyeon LeeAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)052
5313"The Parade"Written by : Kris Mukai
Directed by : Caroline Director
Geno Rodriguez & Joy YangAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)053
5414"The Big Bloom"Written by : Mikey Heller
Directed by : George Kaprielian & Caroline Director
Kris Stanton, Julian Sanchez, Melissa Sheng & Erin KimAugust 26, 2023 (2023-08-26)054
5515055

Home media

We Baby Bears had its first DVD release on October 25, 2022, consisting of the first 20 episodes from the first season.[36]

Notes

  1. ^ Additional music by Inon Zur, Udi Harpaz, Manny Corallo & Matt McGuire

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