Goldie & Bear: The Birthday Chair/Big Bear

TV Show Information
Rating: Excellent
Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Season: 1
Episode: 1
Main Performers: Natalie Lander, Georgie Kidder, Jim Cummings
Studio/Network: Disney
Air Date: November 13, 2015
TV Rating: TV-Y

Goldie is a thoughtful friend who has gone to the trouble of throwing Bear a surprise birthday party. At the last minute, she realizes that she forgot to get Bear a gift. She finds the remains of Bear’s chair (that she accidentally broke) and decides to repair it for him. In the end, it’s the perfect gift for Bear. Next, Bear is tired of hearing that he needs to “wait until he’s bigger” before he can do fun things. When he gets a hold of some magic beans from Jack, he becomes big. At first, Bear is helpful, but then he discovers that his size can also be a burden. After Bear accidentally helps a forest gnome, he is granted a wish that he uses to return to his just right size.

Goldie & Bear is a cute addition to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You will meet Goldie and Bear’s friends, including Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Little Red Riding Hood, and “Big Bad” the Wolf. Their stories combine to create a cute series. There’s always a catchy song to go along with each of Goldie and Bear’s adventures. The computer animation is colorful and this show is happy and fun, but holds no educational value. It is suitable for children of all ages.