The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time For Christmas! is a 2000 animated film. The voice cast include Tom Bosley, Jenna Elfman, Howie Mandel, David Hyde Pierce, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Marlon Wayans. The story was narrated and sung by country singer Trisha Yearwood. It was produced by Family Home Entertainment and Hyperion Pictures.


A teddy bear's mouth is accidentally sewn upside-down at a factory, causing him to look like he's frowning, day in and day out. The cynical, insecure bear ends up untouched during his time at Kroll's Department Store, from which he is finally shipped to an antique store. The store-- Winkle's Emporium-- is home to a group of fellow misfit toys, including a claustrophobic Jack-in-the-Box named Jack, a mermaid clock named Lorelei, and an agoraphobic cuckoo clock named Bird, as well as Mr. Winkle's irritable dog, Virgil. The bear's new and unlikely friends affectionately call him "Tangie", and share some adventures together as they each come to realize that being different can be a positive thing.

Original Songs

Song titleWritten byPerformed by
"Looking for a Place to Belong"Donald Siegal (prod./arr.)Trisha Yearwood
(MCA Nashville)
"Getting Ready for Christmas Day"John Boegehold
Molly Pasutti
& Robin Tapp
D. Siegal (prod./arr.)
"If We're Gonna Get Bought"J. Boegehold (prod./arr.)
M. Pasutti
& R. Tapp
"Whatever Happened to My Smile"D. Siegal (prod./arr.)Amick Byram

All songs is published by On the Way Music (BMI).


The Tangerine Bear aired a few times in the very early 2000s, but hasn't been on in several years as of 2011. It's most recent airing was on PBS Kids in 2014. It is available on both DVD and VHS.


Voice Actor  Character Type
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Tangie Teddy Bear
Howie Mandel Jack Jack-in-a-Box
David Hyde Pierce Bird Cookoo Bird
Jenna Elfman Lorelei Mermaid Clock
Jon Polito Virgil
Tom Bosley Mr Winkle
Marlon Wayans Louie Blue Monkey
Clea Montiville Dolly
David Lander Theodore Teddy Bear
Store Clerk
Charlote Rae Mrs. Caruthers


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