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Papa Bear
Papa Bear
Basic Information
Gender Male
Family * Mama Bear (Wife)
First appearance The Big Honey Hunt
Voice(s) Brian Cummings (1985)
Benedict Cumberbatch (2016)
Papa Q. Bear (or simply Papa Bear) is one of the main characters of the Berenstain Bears series. He is shown to be somewhat dim-witted. Stan Berenstain stated Papa is 29 years old. He's voiced by Brian Cummings.

Character Conception

He is often wrong but never in doubt. He is a workshop owner and rough carpenter - the roughest. He also enjoys going fishing and catching fish. His favorite food? Definitely honey. Without honey, he might starve. He loves his family with all his might and since he is a bear, that is a lot of might. - from the official Berenstain Bears website

Character design:

Papa's usual outfit consists of a brown hat, a yellow checkered shirt, and blue overalls. In the animated series, the checkered pattern on his shirt is omitted, most likely to help simplify the animation process.


Papa Bear can sing, and is shown doing so in some books and the 1985 cartoon. His best notable song is the Wild Wild Honey Song, a song about Papa getting his plan to steal Queen Nectar's honey. He also sing two variations of the same melody, the White Water Song is sung when Papa carrying the three cubs to the river and the Big Money Song is sung when Papa discovers something in the supermarket about money.