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Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Vol. 1 - Seasons 1-3 (1985)

June Foray , Noelle North  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh, Corey Burton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 640 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HWZ4RK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,703 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Vol. 1 - Seasons 1-3" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 47 episodes from seasons 1-3 on three discs

Editorial Reviews

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A sort of Care Bears for the rough and tumble set, the Adventures of the Gummi Bears is an animated Disney adventure series about a group of cute, brave Gummi Bears who are committed to helping the good and fighting the wicked. In "A New Beginning," most humans assume that the Gummi Bears are mythical creatures dreamed up by past generations, but human page Cavin believes in their existence. When Cavin unwittingly stumbles upon the Gummi Bears' home while trying to escape from the ogres who populate the forest, the Gummi Bear medallion he inherited from his Grandfather unlocks the Great Book of Gummi and the secrets of the Gummis' lost magical powers. The Gummi Bears decide to share their magical gummiberry juice with Cavin and together they successfully repel the ogres. Thus begins an enduring friendship in which Cavin, the Gummi Bears, and, in later episodes, Princess Calla, join forces against evils that include ogres, dragons, wizards, and Duke Ighthorn, a loathsome villain who conspires with the ogres and is constantly scheming to seize Dunwyn Castle and become the new King. Much like the seven dwarves from Snow White, each Gummi Bear has a distinct personality: there's the grumpy Gruffi, ever-hungry Tummi, bubbly Sunni, wise Zummi, crotchety Grammi, and youngest Cubbi Bear. Like many families comprised of opposing personalities, the Gummis' home life is tumultuous and often full of bickering, but the group can always be counted upon to work together to defeat whatever enemy threatens them, their friends, or the castle. Themes explored include teamwork, pride, greed, one-upmanship, prejudice, bossiness, and many more. This three-disc compilation includes the Adventures of the Gummi Bears first three seasons (1985-1987)--that's 47 episodes and 640-minutes of high adventure. (Ages 3 to 9) --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

Dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful and friendly with stories to share, they're the GUMMI BEARS! Join the world's sweetest heroes for high adventure in a mystical land of giants and wizards, ogres and dragons, and wondrous creatures both good and evil. Meet Gruffi, Zummi, Cubbi, Grammi, Tummi, Sunni, and all the legendary Gummis as they laugh, play, foil dastardly plots, and fight for what's right in Seasons 1-3 of this hilarious, fun-filled family favorite!

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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely fond memories of a classic series August 29, 2006
By JMotts
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Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears finally gets its well-deserved DVD treatment. I think that Gummi Bears was the first of Disney's syndicated animated shows in the 80s, and paved the way for later classics like Duck Tales and Tale Spin.

I came across recordings of these shows a short while ago and watched a lot of them. Even though the show is nearly twenty years old, I was struck by the quality of the animation and the voice work, which included veteran voice actors like June Foray (of Rocky the Flying Squirrel fame) and Paul Winchell (best known by people my age and younger for his work as Tigger).

The rich fantasy setting of this show and the detail put into the Gummi Bears and the remnants of their old society are impressive. I think most impressive was that the fact that this show was not made to market action figures, like so many other shows of the 80s. All of the Gummi Bears are distinctive and each has their own appeal, and the other heroes and villains are likewise well-developed and fun to watch, whether it's Cavan and Princess Calla or the villain Duke Igthorn.

There is a lot of humor and heart, enough to please adults as well as children, which is always the mark of a great program. I actually still remembered one episode from nearly twenty years ago, "For A Few Sovereigns More", which surprisingly had a great reference to Clint Eastwood that made me laugh harder as an adult than I did when I was a kid.

Overall, this is a great series that is possibly even better now than when it was first released, and one that is definitely worthy of owning.
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful
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Finally!!!! Gummi Bears is on DVD!

It should have been released with DuckTales, if not before then. Thankfully, Disney is releasing it.

Gummi Bears had superb writing and was the perfect show for a kid. I could never get over how sharp the animation was. This cartoon would be the vanguard for the Disney Afternoon. Before it played in the Disney Afternoon, it aired on Saturday mornings. It was always my number one goal to catch it at 10 or 11 AM. Gummi Bears held its own among other great hits of the 80s.

Lets hope they start DVD 1 with the very first episodes and don't mess it up like they did DuckTales. I think DuckTales and the others sold well enough for Disney to realize there is a market for their late 80s and early 90s cartoons. These years were the golden years for recent Disney animation. None of the new cartoons or any of the late 90s cartoons hold a candle to the Disney Afternoon originals.

I think Disney heard the consumers and made the right choice. If it sells, they'll probably release the whole series. Thanks Disney (or whoever in the Disney bureaucracy made this possible)!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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It's so hard to articulate my feelings about this series - wonderful music, great plotlines of derring-do, and just an amazing cartoon. It brings back fond memories of my childhood and teenage years [together with other great cartoons like Ducktales, Dr Snuggles, Teddy Ruxpin etc] and i wanted to share those wonderful memories with my little three-year-old. She loves them too! This is a wonderful show - they definitely don't make cartoons like they used to, and I truly detest most of the shows for kids on TV these days [except perhaps a few of those shown on PBS].

This DVD compilation of the Gummi Bears is a 3-disc set containing seasons 1-3, approx. 640 mins of programming. Disc 1 contains episodes 1-16: A New Beginning, The Sinister Sculptor, Zummi Makes it Hot, Someday My Prints Will Come, Can I Keep Him?, A Gummi in a Gilded Cage, The Oracle, When You Wish Upon A Stone, A Gummi By Any Other Name, Loopy, Go Home, A-Hunting We Will Go, The Fence Sitter, Night of the Gargoyle, The Secret of the Juice, Sweet and Sour Gruffi, and Duel of the Wizards.

Disc 2 contains Episodes 17-32: What You See is Me, Toadie's Wild Ride, Bubble Trouble, Gummi in a Strange Land, Light Makes Right, Up Up and Away, Faster than a Speeding Tummi, For a Few Soveriegns More, Over the River and Through The Trolls, You Snooze, You Loose, The Crimson Avenger, A Hard Dazed Knight, Do Unto Ogres, For Whom the Spell Holds, Little Bears Lost, and Guess Who's Gumming to Dinner.

Disc 3 contains Episodes 33-47: My Gummi Lies Over the Ocean, Too Many Cooks, Just a Tad Smarter, If I Were You, Eye of the Beholder, Presto Gummo, A Tree Grows in Dunwyn, Day of the Beevilweevils, Water Way to Go, Close Encounters of the Gummi Kind, Snows Your Old Man, Boggling the Bears, The Knights of Gummadoon, Mirthy Me, and Gummi Dearest.

The titles of the episodes themselves are a hoot, what more the shows themselves! Great show, and a value buy!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GUMMI BEARS FINALLY ON DVD! October 21, 2006
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Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears was long overdo for the DVD treatment. Gummi Bears was the first true mega-hit for Disney when it came to syndicated animated shows in the 1980s. By far it was also one of their longest running animated shows during that time period. For some reason I could never understand Gummi Bears just vanished slightly after Disney changed or completely removed it's afternoon cartoon lineup. There were times would appear on either ToonDisney or the Disney Channel, but even those were rare and there was no consistancy. Mostly it was almost as if the show never existed.

As others have said, even twenty years old, this show, through superb quality, excellent voice work by some of the best in the business during the 1980's and early 1990's, has become a timeless classic.

A fantasy tale set in a Kingdom that always seemed so familar but was never one so real that you could pinpoint the area of the world it would be in real life, has such rich details of character and setting. Never did Disney forget who the Gummi Bears were, or what had happened to their society. Always if there were ruins seen one time they would be there a second time and each gave a hint at something that had once been a far greater in size society then even the human kingdom that 'currently' exists in their world.

Perhaps being in the mid 1980's to early 1990's Gummi Bears was partly spared the idea that a show has to be made to sell a toyline based on the show. True other shows in the 1980's were basically made to sell toys, and I think one show during this time was only made because a company had a toy line they wanted to sell.
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Disney's Adventures Of The Gummi Bears Vol 2 on DVD.
Good question. I'd like the final volume. It really ticks me off when publishers do things like this. This set has been out forever and still no final volume.
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