Cartoon Network USA Cartoon Network This Week Episode 26 We Bare Bears Are Back
It’s Bear Week and in this week’s episode of Cartoon Network USA’s ongoing behind-the-scenes YouTube series – Cartoon Network This Week, series presenter Sam goes out into the wilderness to the filming location of the latest We Bare Bears new episodes promo now airing on the channel. The new promo – “Wilderness Man” is a parody of nature survival TV shows that typically air on documentary TV channels. Bobby Moynihan – the voice of Panda in We Bare Bears stars in the promo as the fictional show’s presenter and “survival expert”. The promo’s production crew gives us a behind-the-scenes look at many of the technical aspects of creating a promo that combines live-action with animation. The promo makes use of green screen chroma key technology with actors wearing green suits as placeholders representing the bears, which are later drawn over by a team of animators.
The production crew tell Bobby what he needs to do in the promo, whether its jumping over a small stream, drinking from his flask, grabbing a fish from a river, acting out funny fail moments, hiding behind trees cautiously or acting out the moments with Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear. The production crew only had four and half hours to do the filming, usually they would have a lot more time.
New episodes of We Bare Bears are now airing every weekday at 7pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network USA, with eight episodes from season four now viewable on the Cartoon Network App and the Cartoon Network website.