A spin-off of the popular ‘We Bare Bears,’ the all-new animated comedy features the lovable siblings as their baby selves, traveling in search of a home; the series premieres January 1 on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network is launching an all-new original 2D animated comedy, We Baby Bears, a spin-off of the popular We Bare Bears. In the new show, Grizz (Connor Andrade), Panda (Amari McCoy), and Ice Bear (Max Mitchell) travel as their younger baby selves in a magical box to fantastic new worlds, searching for a place to call home. Along the way, they meet new friends, learn a few lessons, and discover that “home” can mean wherever they are, as long as they’re together.
We Baby Bears launches with a 10-episode premiere on Saturday, January 1 (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, followed by two new episodes dropping every Saturday throughout the month starting January 8 (9:00 a.m. ET/PT). The series will also roll out globally on Cartoon Network starting with Latin America (LATAM) on January 2, Asia Pacific (APAC) beginning January 8, and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in March 2022. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Daniel Chong and Manny Hernandez serve as executive producers.
“We Baby Bears is the first original Cartoon Network series to kick off our Redraw Your World campaign and there isn’t a better, more authentic representation of our new brand promise than these baby bears looking for the place they fit in,” shared Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. “Partnering with TRI.BE on the original theme song, their message, ‘We are perfect as we are,’ doubles down on themes of inclusivity and acceptance which we think kids everywhere will be drawn to.”
The theme song for the series, “The Bha Bha Song,” is performed by up-and-coming Universal Music Korea K-Pop, TRI.BE. Their first-ever mini-album, Veni Vidi Vici was released last month, and they have been steadily growing their fanbase worldwide. Quadrilingual, the group is the first of its kind speaking and singing in Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean.
We Baby Bears will also feature an otherworldly list of guest stars including Anjali Bhimani; Rhys Darby; Janeane Garofalo; Young M.A.; Jason Mantzoukas; Stephen Oyoung; Willow Smith, and Bernardo Velasco. Newcomer Kaya McLean, has a recurring role voicing the young fox introduced in the episode “Hashtag Number One Fan.”
Following the January 1 premiere, tune in for an encore marathon from 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. See full programming lineup below:
- “The Magical Box” – Three baby bear brothers are granted a magical box that can transport them to any place in the universe.
- “Bears and the Beanstalk” – The Bears work as short-order cooks in a giant’s diner.
- “Boo-Dunnit” – While visiting a mansion haunted by ghosts, the Bears must play detective to find out which one of them stole their box.
- “The Little Mer-Bear” – In order to live under the sea, the Bears must transform into mermaids.
- “Modern-ish Stone Age Family” – The Bears are invited to live with a family of cavemen, but things get rocky when the Bears teach the family about television.
- “Excalibear” – The Bears visit a medieval vegetable village and Grizz is convinced he’s the rightful king.
- “Meat House” – The Bears and their new friend, Squatter Otter, take up residence in a mysterious house made of meat.
- “The Pirate Parrot Polly” – The Bears team up with Polly the Parrot Pirate on a quest for hidden treasure.
- “Baby Bear Genius” – Baby geniuses want Ice Bear to attend their prestigious school, but without Grizz and Panda.
- “Bug City Sleuths” – The Bears become noir-style detectives to live in a city inhabited by bugs.
Fans can tune in for two new episodes every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT throughout the month, beginning January 8:
Saturday, January 8
- “Hashtag Number One Fan” – Panda gets kidnapped by a pair of deranged French foxes.
- “Snow Place Like Home” – When the Bears realize whatever they build with snow comes to life they decide to build the biggest snow party of all time.
Saturday, January 15
- “Fiesta Day” – The Bears party it up with living piñatas for Fiesta Day. Wanting the festivities to never end, Grizz wishes for it to be Fiesta Day everyday.
- “Baby Yaga House” – Squatter Otter tries to win Panda’s trust and convince the Bears to live in a mysterious house.
Saturday, January 22
- “Bears in the Dark” – The Bears search for their missing box in a dark and scary cave.
- “Big Trouble Little Babies” – When they realize they’re too small for the rides at an amusement park, the Bears use a magic potion to get bigger.
Saturday, January 29
- “Triple T Tigers” – When the Bears meet three cool tiger brothers, Grizz wants to be just like the oldest, TK, but he may not be the best role model.
- “Panda’s Family” – While exploring a lantern festival, the Bears encounter Panda’s long-lost family.
Source: Cartoon Network