ⓘ Bernard (TV series)

                                     

ⓘ Bernard (TV series)

Bernard, known as Backkom in South Korea, is a Spanish-South Korean-French computer-animated television series produced by RG Animation Studios, with the investment of the South Korean broadcaster EBS, the Spanish BRB Internacional and the French M6, the animation style is of a combination of computer-generated and cel animation. The stories are written by the Spanish creative studio Screen21, the directors are Jose Luis Ucha Enriquez and Claudio Biern Lliviria. The music was written by Oscar Maceda Rodriguez. Bernard also was a part of Cartoon Networks Sunday Pants.

                                     

1. Plot

The show centers on a curious polar bear named Bernard, whose bumbling slapstick antics and clumsiness typically result in the bear being knocked unconscious or being severely injured by the end of an episode, Bernard almost doesnt speak, but he does communicate through guttural sounds. Bernard is accompanied by a few other characters like Lloyd and Eva the penguins, Zack the lizard, Goliath the chihuahua, Sam the baby, Pilot the dog, Pokey the porcupine and Santa Claus.

                                     

2. Films

A feature film based on Bernard, titled Mug Travel in South Korea and My Friend Bernard in English, was first released in South Korea on 22 March 2007. It was directed by Lim Ah-ron and produced at RG Animation Studios.

Another film, titled Backkom Bear: Agent 008 was released in China on 13 January 2017.

                                     

3. Award history

Bernard has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Animation series at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2006, Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award 2004, Prize in Children and Education at the Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation 2004 and was a finalist at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2003.

  • Won the Prize in Children and Education at DIFECA Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation 2004
  • Was the finalist in Annecy International Animation Festival 2003.
  • Nominated for The Best Animation Series at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2006
  • Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award 2004