Travel up, up and away to faraway places with the 10-episode premiere of the original animated comedy We Baby Bears on Saturday, January 1 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT; encore 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.) on Cartoon Network, followed by two new episodes that will premiere every Saturday throughout the month starting Jan. 8 (9 a.m. ET/PT). Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, We Baby Bears takes fans on magical adventures with the beloved siblings in search of a place they can call home.
The series will also roll out globally on Cartoon Network, starting with Latin America on Jan. 2, Asia Pacific beginning Jan. 8 and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from March 2022.
The original theme song for the series is performed by up-and-coming Universal Music Korea K-Pop supergroup, TRI.BE. Their first-ever, highly anticipated mini-album, Veni Vidi Vici was recently released in October 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. (Watch the opening theme sequence below!)
“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,” said 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.”
A spin-off of the hit Cartoon Network series We Bare Bears, We Baby Bears follows Grizz (voice by Connor Andrade), Panda (Amari McCoy) and Ice Bear (Max Mitchell) — as their younger baby selves — traveling 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 will also feature out-of-this-world guest stars including Anjali Bhimani, Rhys Darby, Janeane Garofalo, Young M.A., Jason Mantzoukas, Stephen Oyoung, Willow Smith and Bernardo Velasco.
We Baby Bears is executive produced by We Bare Bears creator Daniel Chong and writer/director/storyboard artist Manny Hernandez, one of Animation Magazine‘s Rising Stars of Animation 2021.
(We should also mention that the series features the voice of newcomer Kaya McLean as the young fox in the episode “Hashtag Number One Fan.” Kaya is the talented daughter of Animation Magazine’s longtime friend and contributor Tom McLean. Congrats to Kaya and her proud parents! We can’t wait to watch the episode!)
Jan. 1 10-episode premiere marathon:
- “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.
New episodes Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET/PT:
Saturday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.