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The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973) Animated Cartoon Special The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

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DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Sed-Bar Productions Tom Smothers, Arte Johnson, Barbara Feldon, Bob Holt, Kelly Lange, Michael Bell, Caryn Paperny, Casey Kasem Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy David DePatie, Isadore Freleng, Norman Sedawie , Bob Gillis, Rick Steward, Joe Siracusa, Allan Potter, Roger Donley Doug Goodwin
  • 1973
  • Animated TV Special
  • DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Sed-Bar Productions
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Ted Edward Bear, Professor Werner von Bear, Patti Bear, Santa Claus, Weather Bear, Honey Bear, Girl.
  • Vocal Talent: Tom Smothers (Ted Edward Bear), Arte Johnson (Professor Werner von Bear), Barbara Feldon (Patti Bear), Bob Holt (Santa Claus), Kelly Lange (Weather Bear), Michael Bell (Honey Bear), Caryn Paperny (Girl), Casey Kasem (Narrator).
  • Directed By Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy.
  • Produced By David DePatie, Isadore Freleng (as Friz Freleng).
    Executive Producer: Norman Sedawie.
  • Animated By Bob Matz, John Freeman, John Gibbs, Tom Ray, Don Williams, Ken Walker, Norm McCabe, Art Leonardi, Bob Bransford, Jim Davis, Glenn Schmitz, Bob Richardson.
  • Written By John Barrett, Larry Spiegel.
    Based On An Original Story By: John Barrett.
  • Edited By Bob Gillis, Rick Steward, Joe Siracusa, Allan Potter, Roger Donley.

Additional Crew:



  • Production Design: Roy Morita, Dick Ung.
  • Background Artists: Richard H. Thomas, Mary O'Loughlin.
  • Storyboard: Bob Richardson, Charlie Hayward.
  • Production Sound Mixer: Steve Orr.
  • In Charge of Production: Lee Gunther.
  • Camera: Larry Hogan, Ray Lee, John Burton Jr.

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Cartoon Summary:


Because bears hibernate all winter, they never get to celebrate Christmas. Ted decides to see what he's missing, and decides to stay up for winter.

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For the 70's and 80's child, this holiday program will bring warm, fuzzy nostalgic Christmas feelings of childhood memories...both in the simplicity of the story and charming animation of the time.
It is like the good ol' cartoon...  (read more)

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