Pre-owned Humphrey B. Bear has new home

By David Knox on February 5, 2012 / Filed Under News 10

Adelaide company Imagination has bought the rights to Humphrey B. Bear, who was sold after Banksia Productions declared bankruptcy.

Imagination chief executive Shane Yeend said he was exploring a new TV program, charity work or a re-invention in an animated series

“Anything is possible,” he said.

“Look what happened with Bananas In Pyjamas.

“They made it into an animated series and now it is on its way to becoming a billion-dollar brand. It is not an easy road. The kids’ market is a very tough market these days, but Humphrey is still recognised by young children. My daughter loves him.”

After sifting through 40 years worth of material, Yeend plans a reunion for Humphrey’s extended family.

“We have come across all these people who have had something to do with Humphrey and we thought it would be nice to have a reunion later this year to celebrate how he has affected so many people.”

Sounds like a great idea.



  1. moodle May 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm -

    It is quite odd that there is no record of who initially complained about the bear wearing no pants. I really would like to know who initially raised the complaint about the no pants issue. What kind of peculiar person would even be thinking about such a thing in response to a children’s television show? I feel that who ever made this complaint is someone who is very odd indeed. I wouldn’t want my children around them, that’s for sure.

  2. Alan Cramer February 6, 2012 at 10:22 am -

    What about other banksia properties? Did they go as well or was it only Humphrey that was sold? I’d love to see new eps of the curiosity show.

  3. Rob February 6, 2012 at 4:22 am -

    Good to see him back :)

  4. Maev....Sydney February 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm -

    Oh people…stop….he is a bear…with his own full fur suit….*geesh*
    How many of you had a ‘teddy bear’ with pants…. :roll:

  5. DanielW. February 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm -

    What a funny old fellow is Humphrey.
    Good ol’ Humphrey Bear.

    Just can’t say no to a bear with no pants.

  6. John Jackson February 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm -

    Hope they bring back Glynn´╗┐ Nicholas! One of my earliest memories of Humphrey is with him and a frog of sorts.

  7. Mike Retter February 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm -

    I think he needs a new outfit…. and some pants!

  8. Jennome February 5, 2012 at 10:44 am -

    Fredd Bear on 0-10’s Magic Circle Club, way back in the day, was miles better than Humphrey. Unfortunately the guy who played Fredd is no longer with us, so he’s unlikely to ever be resurrected (Fredd, I mean!).

  9. Samman February 5, 2012 at 9:41 am -

    Humphrey was asked for a comment but I beleive he politely rufused.

  10. Jason Jones February 5, 2012 at 7:30 am -

    Sound like they right company brought it. Hope to see Humphrey back on tv soon.

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