Release the Bear In the Big Blue House 1997 test pilot

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Bear in the Big Blue House is an American/children's television series created by Mitchell Kriegman and produced by Jim Henson Television for Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney preschool television block. Debuting on October 20, 1997, it ran until 2003. Eight additional episodes were produced to make a 5th season and ran in 2006. The final episode aired on April 28, 2006.

In 1997, a test pilot for the show was shot, but has never been released by Disney. This petition is for everyone who wants to see the pilot. More info (from The Lost Media Wiki) is below.

"Although Disney's popular Playhouse Disney show, Bear in the Big Blue House, remains widely circulated, the 12 minute pilot episode of the show has yet to surface. A clip of it was discovered in David Gumpel's director's reel in 2006, which was of an early version of the song "Need a Little Help Today" but all that remains of this is a mere screenshot from the clip, showing Pip and Pop's (Then Pummel and Pop) Original designs and the original kitchen design.

According to Noel Macneal (voice of Bear), the test pilot played out essentially the same as the first season episode "Water, Water Everywhere" and featured the otter duo by their original names--Pummel and Pop (the former of which was changed to Pip because Disney thought it was too violent). Additionally, the song "Need a Little Help Today" (which was carried over to "Water, Water Everywhere") was featured in the episode.

Apart from this information, very little is known about this pilot, although at least one promotional image (which can be seen above) for the show was produced using the same set." - Lost Media Wiki.



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