Bossy Bear, based on the book series, is coming to Nickelodeon in animated form on March 6th with recurring guest voice appearances by Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, for season one with 30 episodes. This animated adventure has Bossy Bear, voiced by Jayden Ham and Turtle voiced by Jaba Keh having their fun in Pleasantburg along with more friends and family.
These two characters are Bossy Bear the extrovert and Turtle the introvert, teaming up in the premiere with “Ultimate Hype Bear/The Chrysalis Crew/Just Say No,” episodes. We get introduced to Bissy, Bossy Bear’s sister, who gets to meet her favorite K-pop band and Bossy helps her with her confidence. In the second episode Bossy and Turtle protect a chrysalis and in the third episode Turtle learns to say no as his friends want to use a toy for a soccer ball.
You can check out the trailer below and make sure to tune in as it is a fun family show and let us see when the Bossy Bear Toys start rolling out as we think this is going to be a huge show for the preschool audience.
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Bossy Bear, an overly-enthusiastic extrovert, and Turtle, a thoughtful introvert, are unlikely besties who make the perfect team for navigating silly adventures in their Koreatown-inspired city of Pleasantburg! Watch with your kids, this March on @nickelodeon 💜
NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES BOSSY BEAR DEBUTS MONDAY, MARCH 6, AT 11 A.M. (ET/PT)
Season One Features Recurring Guest Voice Appearances by Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Preschoolers will embark on outlandish misadventures with quintessential odd couple–Bossy Bear and Turtle–in Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series Bossy Bear, debuting Monday, March 6, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT). From husband and wife team David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim (UglyDolls), and based on the popular book series by Horvath, the series (30 episodes) follows Bossy Bear, an overly-enthusiastic extrovert, and Turtle, a thoughtful introvert–unlikely besties who make the perfect team for navigating silly childhood adventures in their Koreatown-inspired city of Pleasantburg. Produced in partnership with Imagine Kids+Family, new episodes of Bossy Bear will continue to roll out Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon during the month of March, with a series launch on Nick Jr. channels internationally later this year.
The first season of Bossy Bear will feature real-life couple Lance Bass and Michael Turchin in recurring guest voice roles as the parents to Ginger (Beahlen Deacon), Bossy Bear’s older sister Bissy’s bestie aka her “squirrelfriend.” Bass and Turchin voice Tyler, a laid-back owl, and Greg, an intense chipmunk, respectively, who run a vegetarian and kosher food truck called Latke Love.
Rounding out the voice cast for Bossy Bear are series regulars: Jayden Ham (Sea of Lights, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge) as Bossy, an extroverted bear whose big imagination and endless enthusiasm lands him in hilarious situations; Jaba Keh (Sesame Street) as Turtle, Bossy’s patient, pure-hearted and empathetic best friend; Claudia Choi (Her, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as Bossy’s Mom, the funny and athletic mother who has eyes in the back of her head and Gran-Gran, Turtle’s wise, loving grandmother who knows how to have a good time; and Shaun Baer (Chicago PD) as Bossy’s Dad, the store manager of an electronics shop who has a PhD in Dad jokes; and Viva Lee (Polaris, Deadly Class) as Bissy, Bossy’s older sister who thinks she knows everything about being an adult and can play an okay keytar.
In the March 6 series premiere, “Ultimate Hype Bear/The Chrysalis Crew/Just Say No,” Bissy is nervous to meet her favorite K-Pop band, so Bossy acts as her “Hype Bear” to give her confidence. Then, Bossy and Turtle discover a fallen chrysalis and become the ‘Chrysalis Crew’ to protect it. Finally, Turtle learns to speak up when Bossy and friends want to use his favorite toy as a soccer ball.
David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim are the creative minds behind the UglyDolls franchise. Horvath also penned the Bossy Bear book series (Hyperion), inspired by a blend of Korean and U.S. pop culture.