FIRST LOOK at Bears’ New Costumes for Country Bear Musical Jamboree

Cade Handley

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A bear-like character wearing a sequined silver jacket and red dress performs on stage in front of a blue curtain, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

FIRST LOOK at Bears’ New Costumes for Country Bear Musical Jamboree

The Disney Parks Blog has shared the first look at what the Country Bears will be wearing when the reimagined Country Bear Musical Jamboree opens later this month at Magic Kingdom.

First Look at Country Bear Musical Jamboree Animatronics

An animated scene of anthropomorphic bears, reminiscent of a country bear musical jamboree, dressed in colorful costumes, performing on a stage with musical instruments under vibrant lighting.

The post from the Parks Blog shares a look at the “who’s who” of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree, and offers a first look at their updated costumes alongside short biographies for each character, starting with Ursus H. Bear:

Ursus H. Bear  

After an inspirational hibernation season, Ursus H. Bear set out to create a permanent cultural showplace dedicated to America’s musical heritage. In 1898, Ursus established Grizzly Hall where the honey tycoon-turned-impresario invited tuneful bruins to present zany and captivating performances in a show that quickly became known as a wild and wooly good time!  

Henry

A bear animatronic dressed in a white cowboy outfit and hat, with a blue shirt and purple tie, performing on stage with a blue curtain backdrop — straight out of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Henry has traded in his top hat for a white cowboy hat and matching coat for the Country Bear Musical Jamboree, though still serves as the “master of bear-emonies.” According to Disney, Henry “helped develop the current show and co-wrote the opening song with the Five Bear Rugs.”

An animatronic bear wearing a top hat with a raccoon puppet peeking out, set against a stage backdrop with red curtains and gold accents, ready for an unforgettable show reminiscent of the Country Bear Jamboree.

The photo above shows what Henry looked like in the show’s previous iteration, with his raccoon friend Sammy.

Five Bear Rugs

Animatronic bear characters wearing hats and scarves perform on a decorated stage with instruments in a wooded backdrop, inviting you to enjoy the country bear musical jamboree.

The Five Bear Rugs also got updated costumes, with Zeke, Zeb, Ted, Fred, and Tennessee all sporting matching blue bandanas.

Animatronic bear characters perform on a stage decorated with woodland props, featuring various animals playing musical instruments and a colorful forest backdrop, reminiscent of the charming Country Bear Jamboree.

Above is what the band looked like during their run in the Country Bear Jamboree.

An orange bear puppet wearing a hat and blue scarf holds a white dog puppet with a red hat in a forest-themed setting, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Even Zeb’s son, Oscar, got an update. He’s given up his teddy bear for a new Big Al plush.

Trixie

A bear-like character wearing a sequined silver jacket and red dress performs on stage in front of a blue curtain, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Trixie is ready to take the stage in her new, hot pink cowgirl getup. She’ll sing “Try Everything” from “Zootopia” alongside Bunny, Bubbles, and Beulah.

A bear animatronic dressed in a blue skirt and ribbon performs on a stage with red curtains backdrop, reminiscent of the charm found at the Country Bear Jamboree attraction.

In the previous show, Trixie wore a blue bow and skirt, and held a blue handkerchief and wine glass.

Bunny, Bubbles, and Beulah

Three animatronic bears dressed in pink perform on stage with a country bear musical jamboree vibe, accompanied by a cartoon bear projection backdrop.

Formerly known as The Sun Bonnets, this trio has turned in their bonnets for Stetsons and matching pink cowgirl two-piece outfits, and now tours with Trixie around the world.

Three animatronic bears in sailor outfits perform on stage with a backdrop featuring a frog illustration and text reading "Doodle Doodle Doodle Dee's Dainty Togs," reminiscent of the whimsical charm of the Country Bear Jamboree.

This photo shows what the group used to look like. All three wore matching blue bonnets and blouses.

Teddi Barra

A plush bear wearing a pink cowboy hat and blue feathers sits on a swing, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree. The background features a purple night sky with a full moon.

The Jewel of the Dakotas is back, this time with a brand-new look. She now wears a pink cowboy hat with blue and purple feathers, a blue and green jeweled necklace, and a light blue feather boa.

A stuffed bear from the Country Bear Jamboree, wearing a purple hat and cape, is seated on a floral swing hanging from a ceiling, set against a theatrical backdrop with red curtains and ornate decorations.

In the previous version of the show, she wore a matching pink hat and boa set with a complementary jeweled necklace.

Wendell

A bear animatronic wearing a hat and bandana plays a stringed instrument on a stage with a blue, foggy background, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

For the Country Bear Musical Jamboree, Wendell will get to sing a love song with Teddi Barra, much to the dismay of Henry. He also got a new wardrobe, now wearing a leather cowboy hat, purple bandana, and vest.

A stage performance featuring animatronic bears in colorful attire, with some playing instruments and one bear suspended from the ceiling. The background depicts a forest scene reminiscent of the Country Bear Jamboree.

You can see Wendell’s previous look in the photo; he’s positioned to the right of the Sun Bonnets.

Ernest the Dude

A bear animatronic dressed in a striped vest, bow tie, and hat, holding a fiddle and bow, stands in front of a blue curtain, ready for the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Called “one of the best-dressed bears” at Grizzly Hall, Ernest the Dude will wear a new outfit clearly inspired by Bert from Disney’s “Mary Poppins.” According to Disney, he brings his entire wardrobe wherever he goes — 17 trunks filled with 30 coats, 40 slacks, 60 shirts, 20 hats, and a pair and a half of underwear.

Ernest previously wore a blue and brown top hat and white collar with a matching bowtie.

Terrence, a.k.a. Shaker

A bear animatronic character wearing a large white hat and green vest plays a small guitar on stage with blue and red curtains in the background, reminiscent of a country bear musical jamboree performance.

Shaker got his start as an actor, but ever since a fall from the balcony in “Romeo and Juliet” brought the house down (literally), he’s been strumming the guitar and dancing along with the bears.

He now wears a green vest with a blue bow, white collar, and a slightly dingy hat. His guitar has also been updated.

An animatronic bear wearing a hat and vest strums a guitar on an enclosed stage with red curtains and a blue backdrop, reminiscent of the Country Bear Jamboree.

Shaker previously wore a matching tan hat and vest combo, with a red guitar.

Romeo McGrowl

Animatronic bear with a guitar, dressed in a blue and pink outfit with a white wig, performing on stage in front of blue curtains, reminiscent of a lively country bear musical jamboree.

Romeo McGrowl (formerly Liver Lips McGrowl) is ready to step into his new rockabilly era with the Country Bear Musical Jamboree. His wardrobe change is the most drastic of all the bears, as he now wears a new Elvis-inspired blue and pink suit, a platinum coiffed hairdo, and a personalized electric guitar. This isn’t his first stint as an Elvis look-alike, as he’s donned similar costumes at Tokyo Disneyland for Country Bear Vacation Jamboree and Jingle Bell Jamboree.

A costumed bear character wearing a white shirt and blue pants plays a glittery red guitar on stage with a light blue background, reminiscent of the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Pictured above is a photo of McGrowl from the Vacation Jamboree, and our video of the show can be found below.

A bear animatronic dressed in purple pants plays a guitar on a stage with a blue curtain backdrop, reminiscent of the Country Bear Jamboree.

In Country Bear Jamboree, Romeo previously has a brown, flat hairstyle, a simple guitar, and a pair of dark pants held up by a single strap.

Gomer

A bear character in a tie plays a piano adorned with honey jars, set against a backdrop proudly displaying "GRIZZLY"—a charming nod to the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Grizzly Hall’s resident piano player keeps the spirit of his original look, but has shaved his soul patch and sports a new coat of fur.

An animatronic bear dressed in a tie performs at a podium on a stage decorated with vintage signs, reminiscent of the charming Country Bear Jamboree.

Now decked out in black fur and a red tie with a white collar, Gomer previously had red fur with a blonde, pointed soul patch, and wore a yellow tie with a white collar.

Big Al

Big Al, a bear character clad in a red vest and brown hat, strums his guitar in front of a blue curtain, adding charm to the Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Last but not least is Big Al. He now wears a pale tan hat and a red vest with gold patterning, but still has his “Big Al”-branded guitar — just in a lighter color. He previously wore a matching hat and vest set that was more red-orange in color.

Country Bear Musical Jamboree opens at Magic Kingdom on July 17. Read the complete history of the Country Bear Jamboree.

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