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Tubi Greenlights Adult Animated Comedy ‘Breaking Bear’

Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s ad-supported VOD platform, Aug. 15 announced that it has greenlighted the adult animated series “Breaking Bear,” parodying the tropes of mobster dramas, comically combining elements of Yogi Bear with “The Sopranos.”

The series follows the escapades of three bear siblings who decide they have to start selling drugs in order to raise money and save their home after gas companies start fracking next to their cave. The bears soon enlist other forest animals in a scheme that will pit them against oil companies, The Russian Mafia, local Hell’s Angels and polar bears who hate anything that isn’t white.

“When Cartel Entertainment [“Creepshow,” “Twelve Forever,” and “Day of the Dead”] pitched the series with cartoon animals as mobsters, I knew it was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” Adam Lewinson, chief content officer at Tubi, said in a statement. “This is the perfect project to expand our adult animation offering after the stellar success of ‘The Freak Brothers.'”

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Tubi continues to expand its adult animation collection, with both library and original animated content for the platform. In May, three new made-for-Tubi movies from Fox’s animation house, Bento Box Entertainment, were announced as Tubi Originals, including: Pastacolypse, from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” co-creator Matthew Maiellaro; Millennial Hunter, from comedian and actor Sam Taggart; and Big Bruh from writer, stand-up comic and Duncanville co-producer Jerron Horton.

Tubi’s adult animation offering also includes library titles such as “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “The PJs,” “SuperMansion,” “Brickleberry,” “Kevin Smith: Smodimations,” “Alien News Desk,” “Nerdland” and more.

“Breaking Bear” is executive produced by Tom DeLonge (“Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker”), Stan Spry (“Creepshow,” “Day of the Dead”), Jeff Holland (“Creepshow,” “Day of the Dead”), Bradford Bricken (“Twelve Forever”), and Eric Woods (“Creepshow,” “Harland Manor”). Julien Nitzberg also serves as an executive producer and showrunner.

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