1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (USA)
16 x episodes
Hair Bear, a bear with a big, golden afro and his cousins Bubi and Square Bear, live in the Wonderland Zoo situated somewhere in an unnamed major US city.
The Hair Bear Bunch have a cave there (Cave Block #9), which they cleverly redesigned. It looks like a simple solid rock, but it conceals all manner of luxuries and gizmos including a full-sized pool table, a periscope and a fully fitted kitchen.
The trio always struggle against the tyrannical Zookeeper Mr Peevly and his chubby and somewhat dumb assistant Botch (whose catchphrase was “ooh ooh!”). He wants to make their lives at the Zoo as difficult as possible, but Hair Bear always finds a way around all the trouble.
He and his two friends always come out on top after their struggles, employing increasingly sneaky methods to escape the confines of the Wonderland Zoo, right under the noses of Peevly and Botch.
Joe E. Ross