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Bears from Literature

Evelyn Waugh's Bridesdead Revisited Book
Aloysius from Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear.

Baloo in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. A sloth bear who is Mowgli's mentor and friend.  
Bear in Franklin by Paulette Bourgeois. A brown bear who is Franklin's best friend. 

Bear Family in Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Family consists of Father Bear, Mother Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and eventually Honey Bear.  

Bear in The Honey and Bear Stories by Ursula Dubosarsky. Bear lives with the little bird Honey, a silvereye, native to Australia.  
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey. A grizzly bear in the book, though the TV series and movies make him a black bear.  
Ben in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams by Charles Sellier.  
Beorn in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. A man with the ability to transform into a bear.  
Br'er Bear in Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris. Also occurs in stories by Enid Blyton.  

Corduroy by Don Freeman. A teddy bear who hopes to be owned by a girl named Lisa.  

Iorek Byrnison in His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. A male armored polar bear. An honorable friend to Lyra and the rightful king of Svalbard.  
Issi Noho by Keith Chatfield  
Lars in The Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer. Adapted into a TV Series for BBC in 1990s and four films by Warner Bros. 

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak and adapted into a TV Series by Nelvana.  
Little Bear  
Mary Plain by Gwynedd Rae  
Misha in The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov

Old Bear in Old Bear and Friends by Jane Hissey. An elderly dusty teddy bear, whom the other toys look up as a fearless, yet wise leader.  

Old Ben in The Bear by William Faulkner

Paddington Bear™ by Michael Bond. A bear who emigrated from Peru to the station he was named after. First illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.

Rupert Bear by Mary Tourtel. Also known as Rupert the Bear.

Shardik by Richard Adams  
State O' Maine in The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving. An oddly intelligent performing bear who works with Freud, a Viennese Jew.  

Teddy Robinson in The Teddy Robinson Storybook by Joan G. Robinson. Cuddly but accident-prone, Teddy Robinson belongs to a little girl named Deborah.  

Tottles in Tottles the Bear by Humphry Bowen.  
Winkie by Clifford Chase.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Described as a bear of very little brain, yet has good ideas when helping with his friends.
Berenstain Bears Book
The Honey and Bear Stories book
Grizzly Adams Book
The Hobbit Book
Uncle Remus book
Corduroy by Don Freeman Book
Little Bear Book
Little Polar Bear Book
Jane Hissey's Old Bear book
Michael Bond's Paddington Book
Mary Tourtel's Rupert
Rupert the bear books
A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh book
Teddy Robinson Storybook
Who is your favourite literary Teddy Bear?
Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Rupert Bear by Mary Tourtel
Old Bear and Friends by Jane Hissey
Bear Family in Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Teddy Robinson by Joan G. Robinson
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Bears appearing on British TV and Cinema
Vintage Andy Pandy
Recent Andy Pandy
Teddy in Andy Pandy and Teddy. The bear belonging to Andy Pandy in the 1950s television series.  
Play School toys
Big Ted and Little Ted in the British children's television series Play School  (1964 - 1988).
Bungle - Rainbow. An inquisitive bear but also clumsy and complains a lot about the other characters. 1970s British television show.  
Paddington Film 2014
Paddington TV show circa 1975
Paddington Bear™ appeared in a TV series in 1975, and was immortalised in the 2014 British-French family comedy film.  

Pudsey Bear is BBC Children in Need's mascot. Since 1980 the BBC's UK charity has raised millions of pounds to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. 
Harry Corbett and Sooty
Sooty - The Sooty Show. A glove puppet bear, created by Harry Corbett in 1948, that appears on British television.
Aloysius with Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons
British TV (Granada PA) adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, staring Anthony Andrews as Sebastian Flyte and Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder. Sebastian's teddy bear, Aloysius, is on display at  Teddy Bears of Witney Museum.
Yogi Bear is a cartoon character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films. He made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show. 
Yogi Bear was the first breakout character created by Hanna-Barbera and was eventually more popular than Huckleberry Hound.  In January 1961, he was given his own show, The Yogi Bear Show, sponsored by Kellogg's.
Bo Bo
Fozzie Bear
Fozzie Bear is a Jim Henson Muppet character known for his lacking of innate and effective comedy skills. The character debuted on The Muppet Show, as the show's stand-up comic, a role where he constantly employed his catchphrase, "Wocka Wocka Wocka!" Shortly after telling the joke, he was usually the target of ridicule, particularly from balcony hecklers Statler and Waldorf.
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