Cartoon Network’s newest animated series premieres July 27 (and airs weekdays at 6:30pm ET/ 5:30pm CT), and my kids can Bear-ly contain their excitement. We Bare Bears, is about a trio of Bay-area bears: Ice Bear, Panda and Grizzly who — despite their obvious difference of breed — are brothers.
The series is a charming, pop-culture laden series that I really enjoyed. It’s cute for kids, but awesome for adults because while the bears are sweet and good, they’re also pretty self- and socially aware.
Ice Bear (voiced by Demetri Martin) is a bear of few words who refers to himself in the third person. Panda (voiced by Bobby Moynihan) is pop culture obsessed and technology savvy, and Grizzly (voiced by Eric Edelstein) is the energetic and optimistic eldest brother.
The trio is always together and travels in a “bear stack,” with Ice Bear carrying his brothers, Panda and Grizz in a furry tower. I foresee “bear stacking” becoming a cultural phenomenon, akin to planking.
The bears also have a few charming friends: Patton Oswalt voices Nom-Nom, a koala internet celebrity; Charlyne Yi lends her talents to Chloe, a child prodigy who is the bears’ human friend, and Jason Lee is Bigfoot, the bear’s mildly-irritating neighbor who is eager to fit in and find friends. It’s almost an embarrassment of riches with the caliber of voice talent that this show has gathered.
As I’ve mentioned, my boys have been eagerly anticipating the series’ premiere since I brought home a We Bare Bears– themed Jenga set a few weeks ago. I’ve been delighted to find many, many bear stacks on my floor, usually discovered around midnight in dark, normally toy-free rooms. My kids get an “A” for grasping the concept of Bearstacking, but an “F” for execution.
Check out a clip of the We Bare Bears fun!
We Bare Bears > Cartoon Network > weekdays at 6:30pm ET/ 5:30pm CT, beginning July 27