Rupert is an animated television series based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, which aired from 1991 to 1997 with 65 half-hour episodes produced.
The series was produced by Nelvana, Ellipse Programmé and TVS for the first season, with Scottish Television (now STV Central) taking over control when TVS closed. It was broadcast in syndication on YTV in Canada. In the United States, the show first aired on The Family Channel (now Freeform), then it aired on Nickelodeon before moving to CBS during Saturday mornings; repeats of the series came to Disney Channel on the Playhouse Disney block, Toon Disney, and on Qubo's digital service in January 2007. The show was broadcast in the UK on CITV and has recently been re-airing on the satellite and cable channels Tiny Pop and the now-defunct KidsCo. In Australia, the show was broadcast on the ABC public broadcasting network and on TV2 in New Zealand as part of the Jason Gunn Show.
This series brings to life the classic tales of Rupert the Bear. Each episode follows Rupert and his pals as they venture into magical worlds of enchantment, intrigue and danger. Whether taming a bad-tempered dragon in China or foiling jewel thieves closer to home, Rupert's courage, intelligence and integrity delights fans of all ages.