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  • - [Voiceover] We Bare Bears is the new

  • cartoon kid on the block, but it's already amassed

  • a huge and loyal following.

  • Fans love watching the trio of brother bears master

  • the art of the selfie and more while trying to find

  • their place in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • My name is Tim and today on Channel Frederator,

  • we're counting down 107 facts about We Bare Bears.

  • Let's get started.

  • Hashtag Ice bear for president.

  • Number one, the series was originally a web comic titled

  • The Three Bare Bears.

  • Each comic featured the bears in their

  • signature stack formation, except when they're babies,

  • then they're in their box. Aw.

  • Number two, the series and comic were created by

  • Danial Chong, an animator and storyboard artist whose

  • previous film credits include Inside Out,

  • The Lorax, Cars Two, and Bolt.

  • Which is weird because those are all CG movies,

  • and We Bare Bears looks very traditional.

  • Number three, Chong got his degree at

  • the prestigious California Institute of Arts,

  • and he was certainly part of an impressive crew.

  • Pendleton Ward, J.G. Quintel, and Patrick McHale,

  • were all attending CalArts around the same time.

  • Number four, in 2014, Chong won an Annie Award

  • for outstanding achievement in storyboarding

  • for the TV special, Toy Story of Terror.

  • The Annie Awards are essentially the Oscars of animation,

  • so this is a pretty big deal because we all know

  • that animation is snubbed at the Oscars. They're movies too.

  • Number five, the concept first arose when Chong was in

  • a library trying to make his girlfriend's niece laugh.

  • I wish my attempts to impress my girlfriend

  • resulted in successful cartoon shows.

  • Number six, Chong's appreciation for bears began

  • during his time living in the Bay area.

  • Specifically, he lived near UC Berkeley,

  • whose school mascot is, you guessed it, a bear.

  • It doesn't tell us what kind of bear, though.

  • Is it a grizzly? Or is it a panda or an ice bear?

  • Number seven, this influence also lead Chong

  • to set the show in San Francisco.

  • The city's skyline is prevalent throughout.

  • Even the forest the bears live in share many characteristics

  • with the areas outside San Francisco.

  • Number eight, We Bare Bears was pitched

  • while Chong was still working at Pixar.

  • There were several years of hiatus between

  • the end of the web comic and Chong's

  • adaptation of the concept into a TV series.

  • Number nine, Chong created the pilot short

  • of We Bare Bears with the support of

  • the Cartoon Network Studios Global Artists Program.

  • Number 10, the pilot premiered

  • at the Annecy International Animation Festival in June 2015.

  • While the series sticks to an 11 minute format,

  • the pilot was a seven minute long short,

  • which I'm pretty sure is actually long for a short.

  • Number 11, the bears personalities

  • were not very refined in the comic.

  • Their main differences are slight nuances in their speech.

  • For example, Ice bear has just

  • always talked in the third person.

  • - Ice bear wants justice.

  • - [Voiceover] Number 12, once he started shaping the show,

  • Chong saw the bears as brothers and used

  • that dynamic to shape their personalities.

  • Grizz, the oldest, is super outgoing.

  • Panda, the middle child, is more introverted and emotional.

  • Ice bear is the youngest child that no one understands,

  • but is still the best character.

  • Like, I get it, I'm definitely seeing more of myself

  • in Panda, but Ice Bear is the best character.

  • Number 13, their status as brothers was a bi-product

  • of the stack Chong has always drawn them in.

  • Grizz on top, Ice Bear on bottom,

  • with Panda logically in the middle.

  • Except in the episode, Up Top.

  • Number 14, while Chong has based the personalities

  • of all three bears on different aspects of

  • his own personality, he says Panda is

  • the closest to himself in real life.

  • He can't choose a favorite bear, though.

  • Number 15, Chong's comedic and artistic style

  • was influenced by The Wrong Trousers,

  • and Peanut shorts, the comic strips

  • Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and Garfield,

  • and the Winnie the Pooh book series.

  • That's a lot of influences.

  • I definitely see the Peanuts, though.

  • Number 16, for the show's aesthetic,

  • Chong wanted it to feel natural, as if real media

  • was being used even though it was created digitally.

  • As a result, many of the lines are soft and rounded

  • and the background are colored with a watercolor appearance.

  • Number 17, the theme song is sung by

  • Grammy Award winning singer Estelle,

  • who also coincidentally voices Garnet on Steven Universe.

  • Number 18, if you look closely at the intro,

  • the gold phone Grizz uses to take the selfie is different

  • from the black one which shows up in the series title card.

  • But if we're taking this literally, I guess the title

  • wouldn't have been photographed either.

  • Number 19, during the show's intro, Ice Bear can be

  • seen waving and wearing a crown, lipstick,

  • and a sash that says, "HONORABLE MENTION".

  • However, Steve Harvey accidentally

  • said that he was the winner.

  • Number 20, ever wondered who makes those catchy songs?

  • The lyrics are written by Chong and the music is composed

  • by Brad Breeck who also composes for Gravity Falls.

  • Most of the songs from the show are also available

  • for blissful listening on Breech's SoundCloud.

  • If you're listening Brad, I'd really like

  • an version of Fury Heart because

  • I am a sucker for 80s montage music.

  • Number 21, the music of We Bare Bears

  • frequently parodies popular music, especially rap and pop.

  • Who can forget the resulting hits

  • such as Step Off Playa and Fro-Yo Song.

  • Again, I'm a fan of Fury Hearts and will not be dissuaded.

  • Number 22, Grizz is voiced by Eric Edelstein,

  • who also voices Chad in Clarence,

  • and he's played an ill-fated padlock supervisor

  • in Jurassic World who gets eaten by a dinosaur.

  • Number 23, Edelstein practiced his voice acting skills

  • when he was a preteen by prank calling

  • a radio station in Portland.

  • Some people have a voice for radio,

  • and some people have a voice for pranking radio.

  • Number 24, Edelstein has admitted that

  • his personality is incredibly similar to Grizz's.

  • He once joked, "Look at me, I'm a bear in real life

  • "and now I'm finally getting paid for it."

  • Number 25, Edelstein has an actual jean jacket

  • with a tiger on the back.

  • No word if it brings him super luck, though.

  • Number 26, Sam Lavagnino, the voice of Baby Grizz,

  • is also the voice of Catbug from Bravest Warriors.

  • (laughing)

  • Number 27, the voice behind the adorable

  • Panda is Bobby Moynihan, who is also

  • a comedian on Saturday Night Live.

  • Number 28, Moynihan loves how both kids

  • and adults can enjoy We Bare Bears,

  • and his mother also approves.

  • Number 29, Moynihan has remarked that

  • his personality is similar to his character's,

  • except he's not quite as sensitive

  • and technologically inclined.

  • Does that mean he can draw like Panda can draw?

  • I want to see a drawing by Bobby Moynihan.

  • Number 30, Baby Panda is played

  • by the adorable Duncan Joiner.

  • Number 31, Ice Bear is voiced

  • by stand-up comedian Demetri Martin.

  • Martin is famous for being an endearingly awkward comedian,

  • so we feel this is the perfect casting.

  • Number 32, baby Ice Bear never speaks.

  • He communicates through action,

  • and also a mechanical talking fish.

  • Number 33, this show is one of

  • Cartoon Network's most recent additions.

  • The first episode aired on July 27th, 2015,

  • and people were basically asking for

  • 107 facts July 28th, 2015.

  • Number 34, Chong is a huge basketball fan.

  • That's why the very first scene in the first episode

  • is of the bears playing in the park and losing horribly.

  • They get one basket, though.

  • Number 35, Panda's phone is his most prized possession

  • and it makes an appearance in almost every episode.

  • He says, "It's his life and soul in rectangular form."

  • Panda speaks for most of the millennials on this one.

  • - Be careful with this, please?

  • It is my life and soul in rectangular form.

  • - [Voiceover] Number 36, Chong thinks one of the most

  • relateable moments in the shows still early history

  • is in Viral Video, where Grizz makes a video

  • and spends the night in front of the computer

  • desperately clicking and re-clicking refresh.

  • I certainly know the feeling. I also know the feeling

  • of the first comment you see being a negative one.

  • Number 37, YouTube in the We Bare Bear's

  • universe is called Everyone's Tube.

  • Number 38, one of the most famous internet celebrities

  • in We Bare Bear is Nom Nom, the koala.

  • Nom Nom's video, "Koala eats Leaf, Wow"

  • has 50,000,000 views.

  • While impressive, this may be slightly unrealistic

  • because the real life adorable video of a baby koala

  • eating leaves has only 155,000 views.

  • Hey everyone, taking a quick break from We Bare Bear facts

  • to let you know what's coming up next week.

  • So on Tuesday on Cartoon Hangover,

  • we have 107 facts about the Spiderman animated series.

  • Then on Thursday on channel Frederator we have

  • 107 more facts about Steven Universe, because it turns out

  • that you people really love Steven Universe.

  • And with that, back to We Bare Bears.

  • Number 39, Nom Nom is voiced by Patton Oswalt.

  • Number 40, Grizzly loves salmon bagels more

  • than almost any other food and actual salmon

  • is a major part of a grizzly bear's diet,

  • which might just be because salmon tastes really good.

  • I don't know if that's a bear thing

  • or just a salmon is really good thing.

  • Number 41, the bears find a good friend in Chloe,

  • a prodigy attending college, but who feels more comfortable

  • with the bears than with her classmates,

  • which is fair because if you're not in college,

  • relating to college students is actually pretty difficult.

  • Number 42, in the show Chloe's age is never defined.

  • The show's staff has explained that she doesn't have a

  • specific age, but is between 10 and 12 years old.

  • Number 43, Charlyne Ye, the voice of Chloe,

  • is also Ruby from Steven Universe.

  • Number 44, after observing the bears habits,

  • she recognizes that Panda's diet

  • mainly consists of ramen and more ramen,

  • but that could be different kinds of ramen to be fair.

  • Number 45, when slowed down, the error screen that appears

  • at the end of Chloe's presentation says the following,

  • "Something is messed up, too many flame GIF's,

  • "way too many, overload, really don't know what to do here.

  • "This program is like for nine year olds.

  • "Whatever you did, you should not have done that."

  • Number 46, Yo Date, the dating app

  • that Panda uses is a parody of Tinder.

  • Number 47, at the end of the episode Chloe,

  • the bears and Chloe watch a TV show

  • that is a reference to the Peanuts.

  • Like we mentioned earlier, Peanuts was

  • a huge influence for Chong.

  • Number 48, the song Girl Be Sellin' Sunshine

  • featured in the episode, Panda's Date,

  • is the first song in the series sung by one of the bears.

  • Number 49, Lucy from the farmers market

  • is voiced by the very funny Ellie Kemper.

  • Number 50, who says that bears don't need corrected vision?

  • Panda has terrible eyesight and wears contact lenses.

  • Number 51, on Panda's Facebook, he has 256 friends