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Boonie Bears

Boonie Bears (simplified Chinese: 熊出没; traditional Chinese: 熊出沒; pinyin: xióng chū mò) is a Chinese animated cartoon series shown on Central China Television (CCTV).[1][2][3] [4] The main characters are a Logger Vick, and two bears in the forest, Briar and Bramble. The episodes generally revolve around Vick's attempts to log the timber and the bears' attempts to stop them. Another character is a hyper-active squirrel.

Boonie Bears was first shown in February 2012 and became the most popular children's show in China.[5] It became the most popular during the Qingming festival period. More than 200 13-minute episodes have so far been produced. The series is produced by Fantawild Holdings Inc. (S: 华强文化科技集团, T: 華強文化科技集團, P: Huáqiáng Wénhuà Kējì Jítuán). Boonie Bears is produced in Mandarin and English.

A film based on the series titled Boonie Bears: To the Rescue premiered in China on January 17, 2014.

Contents

  • Characters 1
    • Logger Vick 1.1
    • Briar 1.2
    • Bramble 1.3
    • Warren 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Characters

The main characters of Boonie Bears; Logger Vick (Bald Qiang), the bears Briar and Bramble (Xiongda and Xionger), and Warren the squirrel (Bengbeng)

Logger Vick

Logger Vick (S: 光头强, T: 光頭強, P: Guāngtóu Qiáng "Bald Qiang") is a logger who is continually harassed by his unseen boss, Li Laoban, to chop down the trees of the forest the bears live in. He lives alone in a house in the forest. He tries to stop the bears but the bears always defeat him, otherwise the story is no more.

Briar

Briar (C: 熊大, P: Xióngdà "Big bear") is the brighter of the two bears and leads their attempts to stop Logger Vick. He fights with Bramble sometimes.

Bramble

Bramble (C: 熊二, P: Xióngèr "Bear two"; èr can also mean "stupid" in the Beijing dialect) is not the brighter of the bears but is quite strong. He likes eating very much.

Warren

Warren (C: 蹦蹦, Bèngbèng "Jump-jump/Bounce-bounce") is a nervous squirrel who helps Briar and Bramble. He lives in a tree.

See also

References

  1. ^ Fantawild Holdings Inc
  2. ^ Fantawild Holdings Inc
  3. ^ BOONIE BEARS - Filmfestival della Lessinia
  4. ^ Sales | Boonie Bears
  5. ^ "Chinese 3D Animation Film 'Boonie Bears' to Hit Screens" (Archive). China Radio International. January 2, 2014. Retrieved on May 12, 2014.


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