The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas is NBC's animated Christmas TV special, adapted by Larry Spiegel and John Barrett, the latter of whom wrote the original story it is based on. A DFE Films production, the special, starring the voices of Tommy Smothers, Arte Johnson and Barbara Feldon, with narration by Casey Kasem, was originally premiered on December 17, 1973. It was then followed, nearly 10 years later, in 1983 by the Halloween special The Great Bear Scare.
The story focuses on Theodore Edward Bear (Ted E. Bear for short) who is curious about Christmas, and who decides to go searching for it while the other bears hibernate for winter.
|Robert Holt||Santa Claus|
|Kelly Lange||Weather Bear|
|Michael Bell||Honey Bear|
|Arte Johnson||Professor Werner von Bear|
|Tom Smothers||Ted Edward Bear|
|Barbara Feldon||Patti Bear|
|Gene Andrusco (uncredited)||Mechanical Bird|
- The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas at the Internet Movie Database
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