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We Baby Bears: The Magical Box DVD Review

“We Baby Bears” irritates more than it entertains.

For those that are unaware, the Cartoon Network series “We Baby Bears” is a spin-off prequel to the animated series “We Bare Bears.” This DVD collects the first 20 episodes of season 1 titled “The Magical Box,” “Bears And The Beanstalk,” “Boo-Dunnit,” “The Little Mer-Bear,” “Modern-ish Stone Age Family,” “Excalibear,” “Meat House,” “Pirate Parrot Polly,” “Baby Bear Genius,” “Bug City Sleuths,” “Hashtag #1 Fan,” “Snow Place Like Home,” “Fiesta Day,” “Baba Yaga House,” “Bears In The Dark,” “Big Trouble Little Babies,” “Triple T Tigers,” “Panda’s Family,” “A Tale Of Two Ice Bears” and “Unica.” 

The episodes (which run 11 minutes) revolve around 3 bear brothers (Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear) who get kicked out of their home. Possessing a magical star cardboard box that can transport them to different lands, the bears seek out a new home and maybe just maybe learn something along the way. Their adventures take them to lands with fairies, fairy tales, a haunted mansion, vegetable village, a meat house, the stone age, bugs, and a Baba Yaga house. The bears also encounter a mermaid, Panda fans, living pinatas, tiger brothers, Panda’s alleged family, a clone, a forest protector and engage in everything from a treasure hunt to a snow party. They may or may not also lose their box too.

Developed by Manny Hernandez, “We Baby Bears” tries to coast on its cute but troublesome lead characters, but they tend to be more annoying than anything else in this one-note series. The premise (which bears resemblance to “Sliders,” “Quantum Leap” and “Doctor Who” to a degree) lends itself to all kinds of wacky adventures as the bears struggle to find their place and to fit in in strange lands, but there’s not much else going on here. The frantic, anime inspired animated series becomes tiresome even after a few episodes. “We Bare Bears” fans may find this to be a fun watch, but it seems even that fanbase is decidedly mixed on this lackluster spin-off.


Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The colorful animated series shines in standard definition.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital Stereo. How does it sound? Nothing short of lively. 

No extras have been included.


November 6, 2022 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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