Maurice Sendak's Little Bear - Season 3

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Nickelodeon (ended 2000)

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Episode Guide

  • The Red Thread: Little Bear fantasizes about being small so he can follow a spool of Mother Bear's thread into the bushes. He has an interesting adventure being tiny, meeting insects, birds, and being rescued by No Feet.

    Princess Duck: The Gang is at Granny's house playing dress-up. Everyone's having fun pretending to be someone else except Duck who can't find a costume. Duck wants to be a "beeeeoootiful princess", and it's up to Emily, Little Bear, Owl, and Cat to transform her into one.

    Little Bear Meets Duck: This is the story of Little Bear and Duck's first meeting, when they are just a cub and a duckling. Little Bear Cub is sure he can fly south for the winter while Duckling, being raised by a chicken, cannot fly at all. So, the rambunctious Cub teaches the Duckling how to fly, but in the end the friends decide not to fly south for the winter.moreless
  • Out of Honey: Little Bear introduces Mitzi to the sweetness of honey. After many mishaps trying to collect honey by themselves, they are taught by Grandfather Bear the correct way to collect honey from the bees. Message in a Bottle: While trying to catch a big fish for that night's supper, Little Bear is visited by his friend, the Mermaid, and she takes him on a fantastic underwater adventure.

    Little Bear's Sweet Tooth: It's the Harvest Day Picnic and everyone is enjoying the races and games -- except for Little Bear. He's having fun sneaking off and satisfying his sweet tooth at the desert table, until his sweet tooth causes a sore tummy.moreless
  • Clever Cricket: A cricket is carried into the house with the firewood by Little Bear and Emily. The cricket gives everyone an excuse to have a little party, with Granny playing the squeezebox and everyone joining in and singing.

    Big Bad Broom: Little Bear cleans up Grandfather Bear's shed with a lot of help from a broom. Little Bear has a very special dream about meeting his Mother Bear as a cub.

    Leaves: They play together all afternoon, collecting leaves, and talking about Mother Bear Cub's charm bracelet. Little Bear awakens from the dream with real knowledge about the lost charm from Mother Bear's bracelet and Mother Bear.moreless
  • Emily's Birthday: It's Emily's birthday but Little Bear isn't in a partying mood. He's unhappy because Emily is getting older, but is comforted by Emily who reminds him he'll be a year older, too.

    The Great Race: Little Bear, Mitzi, Cat, Duck, and Frog decide to have a race to Little Bear's house. Caught up in the spirit of competition, they must be reminded that the race is just for fun and winning doesn't matter.

    Circus for Tutu: Tutu's nostalgia for her days in the circus prompts the gang to put on their own circus, which includes some surprise performances by the Otters.moreless
  • Mother Nature: Emily and Little Bear collect a variety of natural wonders such as flowers and leaves for their nature collection. They show their collection to Mother Bear who teaches them more about the wonders of Mother Nature.

    Dance Steps: It's New Year's Eve and there's a party at Grandfather Bear's house. Everyone is dancing and having fun as they wait for the New Year to arrive.

    Who Am I?: While playing a game of "Who Am I?" Owl's feelings get hurt. It's up to the gang to show Owl that it's all right to laugh and make fun of themselves.moreless
  • Gingerbread Cookies: The gingerbread cookies that Emily, Granny, and Little Bear make come to life and run away to play in the snow. Duck, Cat, and Owl join Emily and Little Bear in rounding up the mischievous cookies. Marbles: Little Bear gets a bag of marbles from Father Bear and while he's practicing, Mitzi, Cat, Duck, and Tutu come by and want to play marbles with him. Mitzi wins all of Little Bear's marbles, however, using Duck's marble, Little Bear wins them all back, but decides to share them with his friends. The Garden War: No Feet and Little Bear are under the misconception that moles are monsters. But after they meet and get to know a mole, they realize how much fun they can have playing together.moreless
  • Owl's Dilemma: When Owl is having trouble sleeping Little Bear tries to find him a quiet place for a rest and discovers that the best place for Owl's much needed sleep is in Owl's own little house. School for Otters: Emily and Little Bear make a pretend school and the playful otters are their unruly students. Spring Cleaning: Little Bear and Father Bear make a game out of spring cleaning. Mother Bear keeps them from getting too distracted from the job at hand.moreless
  • Father Bear's Nightshirt: The blowing wind brings Father Bear's nightshirt to life and Little Bear playfully chases it through the forest. How to Scare Ghosts: Little Bear plays Father Bear's trumpet with a band of raccoon ghosts. Search for Spring: Little Bear, Duck, and Cat have become restless due to the long Winter, so Mother Bear sends them on a search for Spring. With help from a sleeping Groundhog, they learn that Spring is right around the corner. The three friends happily start spreading the news that Spring is on its way.moreless
  • Where Lucy Went: The gang loses Lucy and their imaginations go wild, creating a multitude of imagined horrors Lucy may be facing. Little Bear bravely rescues Lucy from the real horror of having fallen into a small, dark cave.

    Under the Covers: Mother Bear's playful warning of "don't let the bedbugs bite" throws Little Bear's imagination into overdrive. Fearing the Bedbugs, Little Bear climbs into bed with Mother and Father Bear. They help Little Bear lose his fears by pretending to be bedbugs and playing with him.

    Monster Pudding: Father Bear is grouchy from lack of sleep and becomes a monster in the eyes of Little Bear, Owl, and Mitzi. The only way of appeasing the monster is by feeding him monster pudding which turns him back into Father Bear.moreless
  • Little Bear Sing a Song: Little Bear and his friends create and act out their own song. They have fun doing such things as falling to the ground and wriggling their noses. It's getting late and it's nearly time for bed, but they're having so much fun that they don't want to stop --- at least not until everyone has taken a turn.
    A House for Mitzi: When Bear wakes up in the morning, he's surprised to not see Mitzi, who had been sleeping over. He and No Feet find her outside in a tree. Knowing that cold weather is coming, they decide to build a treehouse. Mitzi, however, seems less than excited, until Little Bear comes up with the perfect way to satisfy her wishes.
    Up a Tree: Bear is going out for a swim when he comes upon Mitzi in a tree. He finds that she's a great swinger and she soon tempts him into a swinging too. They get involved ina raucus game of tag and chase, until Little Bear turns the tables on Mitzi.moreless
  • Mitzi's Little Monster: Little Bear, Emily, and Mitzi put on a puppet show for their friends starring Lucy, Fisherman Bear, and Mitzi's Little Monster. Simon Says: The gang play an exciting game of Simon Says. When Duck finally gets the hang of it, she really enjoys being the leader -- maybe a little too much. Applesauce: Little Bear, Emily, and Tutu bring back more than just apples from the orchard for Granny. An applesauce-loving toad tags along for the ride and for the applesauce.moreless
  • The Big Bear-Sitter: Uncle Rusty is put through the "first time babysitter" antics of Little Bear and his friends. Top of the World: Father Bear, Uncle Rusty, and Little Bear go on a hiking expedition to the "top of the world." The Campfire Tale: Little Bear, Father Bear, and Uncle Rusty are camping out in the woods when Little Bear becomes homesick for Mother Bear. To comfort Little Bear, Uncle Rusty tells a special campfire tale.moreless
  • A Whale of a Tale: While out on a fishing trip, Father Bear recounts to Little Bear how he met his whale friend, Mighty. Mitzi Arrives: Mitzi is a precocious little monkey. She meets Little Bear and the gang and, after a shaky start, they all become friends. Granny's Old Flying Rug: Little Bear, Emily, and Tutu take a magical fantasy ride on Granny's Old Flying Rug.moreless