We Bare Bears speak te Reo Māori for first time

Cartoon Network’s beloved animated sitcom We Bare Bears has screened everywhere from Pakistan to the Philippines.

This year, for New Zealand’s Maori Language Week, producer Turner Broadcasting agreed to have the bears speak te reo Māori for the first time – with Temuera Morrison providing the voice of lead character Grizzly.

We’re super excited to have been involved with this project, managing the dubbing for all episodes, using our innovative patented post-production software VoiceQ, and with the support of local companies Native Audio and Māori and Pasifika Support Services.

From the reaction of the young Māori voice talent – tumeke “too much!” – it’s clear having their favourite shows in their native language is positive and affirming.

Check out Temuera Morrison, Rawiri Jobe, Ngatapa Black, Kimiora Malesala, and our young stars Milan and Kees behind-the-scenes at the recording.