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Rupert Bear
Rupert Bear
Mary Tourtel, the author, lived in Ivy Lane, Canterbury towards the end of her life

Rupert Bear is a cartoon character created by the English artist Mary Tourtel and who first appeared in the Daily Express on November 8, 1920. Image File history File links Rupert_Bear_Logo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Mary Tourtel ( 1874 - 1948 ) Artist and creator of Rupert the Bear. ... For other uses, see Daily Express (disambiguation). ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

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History

Rupert has a series of friends, Bill Badger, Algy Pug and Edward Trunk (an elephant) being the most enduring. He also had a foe called Raggety, a creature made from twig. Most of the stories are set in the fictional place of Nutwood. Mary Tourtel's last Rupert story was 'Rupert and Bill's Seaside Holiday' published in 1935. She was replaced by Alfred Bestall, who was previously an illustrator for Punch. Genera  Arctonyx  Melogale  Meles  Mellivora  Taxidea For other uses, see Badger (disambiguation). ... This article is about a dog breed. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Alfred Edmeades Fred Bestall MBE (Mandalay, Burma, 14 December 1892 – 15 January 1986 in Penlan, Wales) is best known as the author and illustrator of Rupert Bear for the the London Daily Express from 1935-1965. ... Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ...


Bestall improved the stories and plots of Rupert but more importantly he created the most beautifully crafted illustrations in the Rupert Annuals. Bestall drew Rupert until 1973, when he retired. Much of the landscape in Rupert is inspired by the Snowdonia landscape of North Wales, the Sussex Weald and East Devon. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Tryfans north ridge (seen on the left in this picture) in Snowdonia. ...


Rupert appears each day in the Daily Express; his new adventures are illustrated by John Harrold. A Rupert Annual is still produced every year, with Harrold's drawings coloured usually by Gina Hart. Gina Hart is a British comics artist best known for her colouring work on the Rupert Bear strips. ...


Rupert appeared in Paul McCartney's 1984 music video "We All Stand Together"; McCartney also made an animated video starring Rupert called Rupert and the Frog Song. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... This article is about the year. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... We All Stand Together is a song by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus. ... Rupert and the Frog Song is a soundtrack from Paul McCartney released in 1985, from a 22 minutes film writed by Paul, his wife Linda and directed by Geoff Dunbar, protagonized by the Rupert Bear. ...


On October 31, 2005, UK Media Group Entertainment Rights secured majority interest from the Daily Express on Rupert Bear. There are plans for a film, books, Limited Edition Prints and DVDs that will see Rupert joined by new friends in addition to established characters. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Entertainment Rights Plc is a global media company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ...


The character is usually drawn wearing a red jumper and bright yellow plaid trousers, with matching yellow scarf. In modern British slang plaid trousers, such as those worn on a golf course for visibility, are often called "Rupert Bear trousers". [1] Several plaid patterns on modern day uniforms Plaid is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woollen cloth; it is unclear if the Gaelic word Plaide came first. ... Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly. ...


Television series

The Adventures of Rupert Bear (1970-1974)

Rupert first appeared on television in an ITC series, produced for the ITV network which ran for over 100 ten-minute episodes. The characters were all puppets, although the opening sequence memorably featured a toy Rupert bear sitting in a live-action child's bedroom. Rupert's friends and flying chariot appeared straight from the Daily Express pages, although he was joined by some new friends including a sprite called Willy Wisp. The Adventures of Rupert Bear is a live-action/puppet television series, based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, produced by ATV Network, and aired from 1970 to 1974 on the ITV network, with over 100 10-minute episodes produced. ... The ITC Entertainment logo The Incorporated Television Company (ITC) was founded by television mogul Lew Grade in 1954. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... The term sprite is a broad term referring to a number of preternatural legendary creatures. ...


One of the most memorable elements of the series was the catchy theme song, sung by Jackie Lee, which reached number 14 in the UK charts in 1971. Infamously, the song includes the erroneous lyric "Rupert the Bear", even though Rupert has never had the definite article in his name. Jackie Lee (born Norah Jaqueline Flood, 29 May 1936, in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish popular music singer, who has recorded under various names. ...


Rupert (1991)

Main article: Rupert (TV series)

In 1993, Rupert Bear got his own animated television series, with 39 episodes produced by Nelvana (Canada) and Ellipse (France) and Scottish TV, and another 27 episodes by Nelvana to bring the total to 66. It was broadcast in syndication on YTV in Canada. In the United States, the show first aired on Nickelodeon before moving to CBS [2]; repeats of the series came to qubo's digital service in January 2007. Rupert is an animated television series based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, produced by Nelvana and Ellipse Programmé, and aired from 1991 to 1997 with over 65 half-hour episodes produced. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ... Ellipse Programmé (also known as Lé Studio Ellipse, or simply Ellipse), is a French company that produces animated television programs. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 1957. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... qubo (kyoo-bo, called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ...


The show was broadcast in the UK on CITV. In Australia, the show was broadcast on the ABC. This article is about ITVs childrens television brand. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ...


Rupert Bear, Follow The Magic... (2006)

A new Rupert Bear animated television series. Notable changes to the characters are Rupert will wear trainers and his fur will have a slight tan. Pong Ping has become a girl and Raggerty is now an elf. Rupert Bear, Follow the Magic. ...


Rupert Bear, Follow The Magic... was broadcast on Five from November 8-December 7, 2006. Thirteen ten-minute original episodes were broadcast and subsequently repeated. Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sources

For other uses, see Daily Express (disambiguation). ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official website of Rupert Bear and Rupert Bear - Follow the Magic
  • CITV - Rupert Bear at itv.com
  • Rupert (1991) at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Followers of Rupert Bear : Official Rupert the Bear Website
  • Rupert And The Frog Song
  • Rupert Little Bear Library
  • Rupert Bear Museum - Canterbury

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