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What in Great Gummi do you think you're doing?
―Gruffi Gummi[1]

Gruffi Gummi is one of the protagonists of Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

Background[]

Gruffi is an old-fashioned bear who prefers to do things "the Gummi way", and the de facto leader of Gummi Glen. He can be extremely strict, serious, and irritable, but he is respected for his common sense and is considered a voice of stability. He is a skilled craftsman and is usually the one to repair Gummi technology and build traps to deal with Ogres and humans. As a craftsman, he tends to be a perfectionist, which can be his undoing at times.

He was initially distrustful of Cavin, the first human he made contact with, but Gruffi would later admit that he secretly likes the boy. He is even more reticient when Princess Calla becomes privy to their community, but if anything, he grows to like her even more.

D23 Description[]

Conservative to the very soles of his feet, Gruffi Gummi is never truly happy unless he has something to be unhappy about.

Role in the series[]

At the beginning of the show, Gruffi is part of a small caretaker colony who live at the ancestral home of the Gummi Bears, Gummi Glen. Though the colony once was fairly large, it has since dwindled, along with the Gummies' knowledge of their past. After an encounter with a boy named Cavin, Gruffi's fellow Gummi, Zummi, gains a Gummi Bear Medallion. The medallion not only allows Zummi to open the "Great Book of Gummi", which contains all the knowledge of the Gummi Bears, but allows Zummi to perform magic as well. Gaining the knowledge they had lost, Gruffi takes up the role of protecting the nearby kingdom of Dunwyn, while repairing the long-dormant Gummi technology, such as the Quick Tunnels.

Early on, Gruffi is shown to clash with Grammi. The two are forced to work together when all the other Gummies are turned into statues; Grammi and Gruffi would have to repair a broken tablet that contains the counterspell. Later on, Gruffi gets in trouble with his headstrong tactics, becoming the victim of a Slumber Sprite which puts him to sleep. Grammi tas to take Cubbi on a journey to find the sprite and finds herself having to teach Cubbi to take a more cautious approach when recuing their sleepwalking friend, as opposed to Gruffi's more forward methods.

Gruffi is one of two Gummies to discover Gusto, a lone Gummi who had been stuck on a deserted island for over twelve years. Gruffi helps rescue Gusto, but often finds himself clashing with Gusto, due to the younger Gummi's outside-the-box thinking. At one point, Gruffi accidentally destroys the Great Book of Gummi, forcing him to travel to the abandoned Gummi city of Ursalia to replace it. Here he meets Sir Thornberry, an older and somewhat eccentric Gummi Knight. Gruffi only finds a bookmark and returns home saddened, but is delighted to see the bookmark magically restore their Great Book.

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

  • For unknown reasons, while a light brown on the show, Gruffi was regularly depicted as red in color on most of the merchandise available throughout the 1980s. Only later was this mistake corrected, such in the Vinylmation and Funko POP! figure releases of the character.
  • According to the Brazilian comic story "Your Bridge is Hangin' Low," Gruffi weighs 32 pounds.

References[]

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Adventures of the Gummi Bears logo
Media
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (Videography) • Comic stripBooksDisney Emoji Blitz
Disney Parks
Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Glen
Characters
Gummi Bears: ZummiGruffiGrammiTummiSunniCubbiGustoBuddyGrittyChummi GummiSir GallantSir ThornberryUrsaGrubby

Other Characters: CavinPrincess CallaKing GregorSir TuxfordArtie DecoDragonsLoopyBeevilweevilsGriffinsAquarianneFinwithitChillbeardChillbeard Jr.BogglesSir GawainPrince Yen MoonPrincess MarieKing Jean-ClaudeDoctor DexterMadame PlaceboRamasVictor IgthornNogumGigglinAbbot CostelloTree FolkCliff DragonsGustav the Giant
Villains: Duke IgthornToadwartTadpoleOgresLady BaneEthelyn and EmmadrilTrollsTrogglesCarpiesAirielsFloogelJabberfliesSluggardGargoyleHunterGiantMalsingerAngelo DaviniRotocelliLord WilloughbyFlint ShrubwoodZorlock and GrotMarquis de BouillabaisseMarzipanDreaded OneUnwin

Episodes
Season One: "A New Beginning" • "The Sinister Sculptor/Zummi Makes it Hot" • "Someday My Prints Will Come/Can I Keep Him?" • "A Gummi in a Gilded Cage" • "The Oracle/When You Wish Upon a Stone" • "A Gummi by Any Other Name" • "Loopy, Go Home/A-Hunting We Will Go" • "The Fence Sitter/Night of the Gargoyle" • "The Secret of the Juice" • "Sweet and Sour Gruffi/Duel of the Wizards" • "What You See is Me/Toadie's Wild Ride" • "Bubble Trouble/Gummi in a Strange Land" • "Light Makes Right"

Season Two: "Up, Up, and Away" • "Faster Than a Speeding Tummi/For a Few Sovereigns More" • "Over the River and Through the Trolls/You Snooze, You Lose" • "The Crimson Avenger" • "A Hard Dazed Knight/Do Unto Ogres" • "For Whom the Spell Holds" • "Little Bears Lost/Guess Who's Gumming to Dinner?" • "My Gummi Lies Over the Ocean"
Season Three: "Too Many Cooks/Just a Tad Smarter" • "If I Were You/Eye of the Beholder" • "Presto Gummo/A Tree Grows in Dunwyn" • "Day of the Beevilweevils" • "Water Way to Go/Close Encounters of the Gummi Kind" • "Snows Your Old Man/Boggling the Bears" • "The Knights of Gummadoon" • "Mirthy Me/Gummi Dearest"
Season Four: "The Magnificent Seven Gummies" • "Music Hath Charms/Dress for Success" • "A Knight to Remember/Gummies Just Want to Have Fun" • "There's No Place Like Home/Color Me Gummi" • "He Who Laughs Last" • "Tummi's Last Stand/The Crimson Avenger Strikes Again" • "Ogre Baby Boom/The White Knight" • "Good Neighbor Gummi/Girl's Knight Out" • "Top Gum" • "Gummi's At Sea"
Season Five: "A Gummi a Day Keeps the Doctor Away/Let Sleeping Giants Lie" • "The Road to Ursalia" •"Bridge on the River Gummi/Life of the Party" • "My Kingdom for a Pie/The World According to Gusto" • "Ogre for a Day" • "Princess Problems/A Gummi is a Gummi's Best Friend" • "Beg, Burrow and Steal" • "Return to Ursalia" • "Never Give a Gummi an Even Break"
Season Six: "A Gummi's Work is Never Done" • "Friar Tum" • "Tuxford's Turnaround" • "Toadie the Conqueror" • "Zummi in Slumberland" • "Patchwork Gummi" • "Thornberry to the Rescue" • "Once More, the Crimson Avenger" • "A Recipe for Trouble" • "Queen of the Carpies" • "True Gritty" • "King Igthorn - Parts I & II" • "Tummi Trouble" • "Rocking Chair Bear" • "Trading Faces" • "May the Best Princess Win" • "Wings Over Dunwyn" • "The Rite Stuff"

Locations
Dunwyn CastleDrekmore CastleGummi GlenGummadoonQuick TunnelsDeserted IslandGusto FallsSouth GumtonShangwuUrsaliaLady Bane's CastleNew Gumbria
Objects
Great Book of GummiGummiberry JuiceGummi Bear MedallionGummi Flying MachineChanging HatGummiscopeTall Tales of The Gummi BearDragon DecoyUrsalia HornDoomsday Clock
Songs
Gummi Bears ThemeGummiberry JuiceRough, Tough, Burly Sailor Song
See also
The Disney AfternoonDisney Afternoon SoundtrackLet's Go to Disneyland Paris
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