Most of the censorship of We Bare Bears is applied by Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East, & Africa). Censorship of the show has been seen in Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. This censorship mainly occurs due to the differences in television guidelines and culture between the United States and foreign countries.

Notably, a lot of the censorship of this show has been regarding Ice Bear and his fridge as many countries have issues with showing characters inside of refrigerators.


When the Pilot was originally released at the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, a couple of scenes had to be censored to follow S&P (Standards and Practices).[1]


One of the few photos cut from the Pilot.

  • During the montage sequence where various photos of the bears wrecking the party are shown, the following two were cut:
    • A photo of Ice Bear holding a dead deer while several children cower in terror and
    • A photo of Grizzly messing with a child in a porta-potty.

During the Pilot's international broadcast, many scenes were cut. This censorship includes...

We Bare Bears - Uncensored Pilot Scene00:20

We Bare Bears - Uncensored Pilot Scene

Pilot (Arabic) - We Bare Bears06:30

Pilot (Arabic) - We Bare Bears

One of the censored broadcasts of the Pilot.

  • In Europe, the scene where Grizzly rides in on a chair and opens the fridge to reveal Ice Bear was removed.
  • Immediately following that, the scene where Panda is wallowing in grief and singing an off-key song was also cut. It immediately cuts to Grizzly banging on the closet door.
  • Most of the conversation between Grizzly and Panda through the closet was cut.
    • The scene involving Panda's conversation between Susan and him was completely removed as a result. His phone actually doesn't make a single appearance at all in the censored Pilot.
  • Following Grizzly's harmonica imitation, the scene from then to when he throws away Panda's phone was completely cut.
  • During the montage, a moment when Ice Bear is covered with fruit punch was removed, likely because it made him look bloody.
  • When the ice cream cake is launched into the air, the portion of the song that was recycled from the beginning was removed, leaving Panda singing the words "ice cream cake".
  • Near the end, the entire scene where Panda's phone is present was removed entirely.

Season 1

Brother Up

  • After Panda scares off the wolves, Charlie coming out of the bushes before running towards Panda was cut, causing it to look as if he came out of nowhere.


CN RSEE - We Bare Bears Censorship - Emergency (S01E18)01:17

CN RSEE - We Bare Bears Censorship - Emergency (S01E18)

Censorship of the episode "Emergency".

  • Near the beginning of the episode when Grizzly and Panda jump on top of Ice Bear proceeding Captain Craboo's introduction was cut.
  • At the end of the episode, Grizzly climbing over Ice Bear one last time for a popsicle was also cut. The episode ends with a zoom on Ice Bear's face.

Video Date

  • The moment we see Ice Bear go to his fridge with Panda's computer has been cut, the scene begins when Ice Bear is already sitting in the fridge and says "wrote poems ..."
  • The opening of the fridge by Panda was also cut, the scene begins when it already uses the fire extinguisher.
  • The scene where Panda sees the roof of the fridge cut has been cut.
  • The release of Ice Bear by the roof of the fridge has also been cut, the scene begins when it is already out of the fridge by the roof

Season 2

Nom Nom's Entourage

  • During a video, the short clip of Andy Bangs popping out of a coffin was cut in Europe, most likely due to the morbid nature of the joke.


  • The scene where Grizzly first enters the fridge was cut, causing the scene to start with him already inside.
  • The scene entire 35-second sgment where Grizzly finds the glow-stick in the fridge was also cut.

Bear Flu

  • All the scenes of Ice Bear's fridge opening and closing were removed.
  • The scene where the now sickly Bears start behaving nonsensically and Chloe is holding her head in frustration was cut. This scene instead begins directly when Chloe yells at the three to stop.

The Audition

  • The scene where Grizzly is beating up and destroying a chair was removed in LA.

Grizz Helps

  • The scenes where the mad scientist locks himself and then opens the door of the fridge was cut.


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