Bear in the Big Blue House

Bear in the Big Blue House (English Bear in the Big Blue House) is an American puppet film series, from 1996 to 2000 a total of 91 episodes were produced. The target group is children in kindergarten and preschool.

This show was first broadcast in Germany from 2000 onwards in the public television channel KI.KA, June 2006 it was only to receive more information about the pay- TV channel Playhouse Disney.


The idea for the series came from Jim Henson (among Sesame Street, Muppets, The Dinos ). Was directed by Mitchell Kriegman, who worked also on the scripts, as well as Hugh Martin and Chuck Vinson. For more writers were Andy P. Kevin Strader and Yerkesi. Some designs were from Marty Murphy ( and Others Maya the Bee, Hong Kong Phooey, Duck Tales ).


The Great Bear lives in a blue house and explained in terms of advice, stories, and sometimes his admonitions still quite childish companions the world. His friends include:

  • The little bear Ojo girl with her white teddy bear Schneebär,
  • Treelo, a lemur with a strange accent,
  • Tutter the mouse,
  • The otter twins Pip and Pop, who live behind the house in a pond, and
  • The shadow girl and Shadow
  • Luna, the moon and also the best friend of the bear.

Other figures are

  • Tutters grandmother Grandma Flutter,
  • The grandparents of Pip and Pop,
  • Doc Hogg, the doctor - pig,
  • Strahlemann, the sun, and
  • Ursa, the Spanish girlfriend of the bear.

Main Characters

The bear, which is also known to his friends simply as " Bear", is the owner of the big blue house. It goes through the stories and is almost always the only one who appeals to the audience directly. This basically starts with the fact that he opens the door of the house at the beginning of a story from the inside and the audience hereinbittet. ( Frequently used formula: " Hm Oh, hello, it's you I'm looking forward to see you I 've been wondering where you stay Come on in!. ! " ) Sometimes he sees on this occasion according to the Post, in such cases almost always something is in the mail box ( a box with an American flag ). The camera then follows the Bears into the house, which then basically every time perceives a strange, pleasant smell and notes by sniffing, he's from the audience. At the end of the day, the bear passed on the memory back from the audience, which he always remembers after the adoption of something he want to say. The bear is for all residents in the house a very good friend and acts by its size and higher world experience often in a father role. He helps all the residents on a regular basis for activities which not manage this alone or in problem situations gives them advice. For this reason, trust him all residents and are in turn willing to help him. This is especially good in the episode The bear is sick of seeing, in which all residents work together to try to make colds bears back to health. The bear is also usually the one who reminds the residents in activities such as tidying up, the bathroom or brushing your teeth. One of the main hobbies of the bear besides playing with his friends include sitting on his living room rocking and dancing (especially the Cha -Cha- Chas ). In most episodes, the bear also asks the audience directly, which he for each keyword of the sequence ( each sequence has a coarse top theme such as water, science, time, etc. ) says or what he does so for certain experiences. Then, a short film will be shown in the answer to the question some real children. ( This is not in the radio plays the case. ) In the radio play - spending the bear explains often additionally certain things or processes that can not be seen automatically due to the lack of image as opposed to television.

Tutter is a blue mouse and the smallest residents in the Big Blue House. Tutter lives as a lodger in the kitchen of the bear in a small mouse hole. Tutter loves all kinds of cheese over all. So much so that he sometimes even developed emotional ties to his cheeses or experimenting with them to find out new uses for the food. Tutter heard despite its size the vorlautesten residents in the Big Blue House, but is still fast anxious. He suffers from its small size, by example, he has problems to get to the faucet in the kitchen. Nevertheless, he often hesitates so long, the bear to ask for help and instead attempt by our own power to solve the problem, which often fails. Tutter has a large family (which Tutters ) to which, among other things his grandma Flutter heard one of the most frequently appearing secondary characters. Tutter grew up with his grandmother. The dance teacher ( a hobby that she shares with the bear ) like the rest of the inhabitants of the house also. Tutter is the only resident of the house next to the bear, who lives firmly in it.

Ojo is a young, small red bear girl who lives near the big blue house in the woods. It comes as the other main characters who do not live directly in the house, almost every day in the big blue house, where she likes to play with the others. Ojos favorite game is the fantasy game ( "To -Do- as-if " ) in which to introduce all participants to play a certain role to play in a co- featured world. One of Ojos haunts this fantasy games is the Ojo Island. Ojo has a favorite stuffed animal, the snow bear, on which it depends and very very reluctant someone gives him other things. Ojo is the only female main character, the daily resides (apart from Luna ) in the vicinity of the house.

Pip and Pop are two purple otters who live in the otter pond behind the blue house. They almost always occur only in pairs and have a habit to end their sentences with each other or together to say. One of her favorite sayings is the called on all possible occasions We love ...! ", Which almost always laughter in turn follows. Both otters are seldom tired and are always good for a laugh. One of their other trademark is a habit of showing up in one place by producing fast anywhere from below, which is accompanied by a distinctive sound. Pip and Pop are almost never shown in total intake, but only of belly upwards. My lower part is always hidden by the edge of the image or furniture.

Treelo is a white green blue lemur (though he is sometimes called the " lemur " ) with a red nose. He is the greatest principal of the overall size of her after the bear. Treelo also comes almost every day in the big blue house and plays with his friends, especially with Ojo. Treelo has the property of being the only occupants of the house " tierhafteren " with a speaking voice. Many of his words sound very mumbled, which is why it is frequently hard to understand. According to his nature, he has the habit to swing through the window and climb through trees. He also likes to eat bananas and is owner of a large spring collection.

Luna is the name of the moon rises every night on the big blue house. Luna is one of the best and oldest friends of bears and speaks with him every night on the balcony. It is probably beside the ram of the wisest permanent character of the series. She asks the bear always " How was your day in the Big Blue House? " Whereupon the bear tells her about the day's events, which they then commented with a grin. Luna met his own words in their travels around the earth always many interesting events of which they often told briefly at the end of their dialogue. Among other things, she also speaks every night with Ursa, the girlfriend of the bear, when it rises in Spain. Luna meets the friends of the bear rarely directly, for example in the episode The Fall Full Moon Party in which almost all characters of the series host a party for Luna. Since they must illuminate the whole earth as the moon, they can always linger just before the big blue house, but always enough time to sing with the bear, the farewell song for the audience before the episode ends. The farewell song is next to the title song and the credits tune the only song that was sung in every episode.

Shadow, the shadow girl, is the inhabitant of the big blue house, on which is probably the least known. Shadow is not a fixed character in the form of a doll, but always appears as a shadow on a wall. It is basically invisible, the bear but they can get them to show up, by looking it up while singing a song ( "Oh ... Where is my friend Shadow Where is my friend Shadow Where is my friend Shadow? Where can Shadow be? " ), after which they always laughing appears on a wall, accompanied by an ever- same music. Shadow always tells the bear a story when they meet. This often comical story is told through black and white images, accompanied by Shadows singing. The characters in the story can also speak for themselves as well. According to the story Shadow disappears on the same wall again, also backed by the music. In principle, Shadow appear at various points in the Big Blue House, usually the bear gets it but in the lower hall. While the line " ... where can be Shadow? " He nährert is basically the wall on which they then also appear. Shadows appearances are generally only seen on television, cassette and CD, they are cut out. This is presumably because Shadows stories always fall back on a visual element ( the pictures) and this is not possible in a radio play.

The big blue house

The big blue house in the wooded valley is the main setting of the action. At the beginning of a sequence, the house opens the viewer play like a dollhouse, making the inner rooms will be shown before the rest of the figures used with the theme music. At the beginning of a sequence, the house closes, with the house sometimes differs from the initial house at the end. The big blue house has a total of four rooms: living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Add to that a memory full of junk which joins onto a small balcony. Behind the house is a large garden, which, inter alia, the so-called Otter Pond belongs. Although many of the main characters reside at the beginning of a sequence already in the house, just the Bear and Tutter fixed in the house. All other live outside of the house.

The action in the Big Blue House is very much set to music. Complete songs are sung frequently by the residents, while the dialogues but individual melody lines of different instruments are also repeatedly played that accompany the action.