Disney Wiki
Disney Wiki

The Gummi Bears are an anthropomorphic species of bears who have a long and rich history, and are relatively unknown to the humans of the world, who believe that they are merely legends and fairy tales. They are the main characters of the animated series Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

History

According to the show, in ancient times, the Ancient Gummies and humans once lived peacefully together side by side. At some point however, the species was forced to sailing across the sea in search of a new home, due to attacks by jealous and evil humans who craved the magical and mechanical advancements of the Gummies. The Ancient Gummies left behind small colonies, such as the main group of the series; the Gummi Glen Gummies and Barbic Woods Gummies, to care for and watch over the Gummi cities, such as Ursalia, as well as signal the Ancient Gummies when it was safe to return home. By King Gregor's account in the episode "The Magnificent Seven Gummies", no sightings of Gummi Bears had been reported for over 500 years at the time of the series; which is also the reason for why their existence has been relegated to fairy tales.

The Gummi Glen Gummies are a group of Gummies who live underneath a hollow tree known as Gummi Glen. At one point, the colony was a major warren, housing hundreds, but at the beginning of the series it has since dwindled to six members, bringing the Gummies of the Glen close to extinction. As their numbers have dwindled, they lost much of their knowledge of their culture and technology, due to not having a Gummi Bear Medallion, which is the only thing that can unlock their Great Book of Gummi, the source of all Gummi wisdom. One day, they come across a young boy named Cavin, who wears a Gummi Medallion. When the boy accidentally enters Gummi Glen, they are reluctant to trust the boy, but he gains their confidence when he refuses to cause harm to them, and vows to keep their existence a secret. They then question the boy as to where he got the medallion, which was given to him by his grandfather.

Cavin asks them to help defend his homeland from the villainous Duke Igthorn, but the Gummies are hesitant, preferring to remain hidden. Cavin leaves disillusioned, leaving the medallion behind. The Gummies discover that they can use it to open the Great Book of Gummi. From then on, the Gummi Bears vow to rediscover their heritage, and help Cavin guard his home, the nearby Kingdom of Dunwyn.

The Gummi Bears harvest Gummiberries, which grow wild around the forest. The bears are able to use the berries to make a powerful juice known as Gummiberry Juice. While the juice merely gives the bears the ability to bounce and escape from danger, it gives humans temporary super-strength, which eventually makes them a target for the villainous Duke Igthorn. However, they gain allies in the form of Cavin, and later, Princess Calla, the princess of Dunwyn.

Throughout the series, the Gummi Bears rediscover many of the secrets created by their ancestors, ranging from dragon decoys to flying machines and even submarines capable of transoceanic journeys, and magic that aids them in many of their adventures. They also end up meeting the Barbic Gummies, and eventually convince them that not all humans are evil in spite of the mistreatment the Barbics suffered when humans burned down their forest homes. Additionally, they are forced to destroy many of these devices in order to keep Duke Igthorn and his Ogre armies from using them to conquer Dunwyn, and others like Lady Bane from using their magic to destroy the peace they secretly protect with help from Cavin and Calla. In spite of this, the Gummi Glen Gummies manage to make contact with the rest of their kin across the ocean in New Gumbria, eventually convincing the Great Gummies to return to their old settlements after they defeat Duke Igthorn for good (though this is never shown onscreen).

Members

Gummi Glen Gummies

  • Gruffi Gummi is an old-fashioned bear who prefers to do things "the Gummi way", and the de facto leader of Gummi Glen. An extremely skilled craftsman and mechanic, he is the one that often fixes the old Gummi technology and trap doors, as well as building traps around the Glen to deal with humans and Ogres. When it comes to building and using tools he is a perfectionist, which can be his undoing at times. However, at other times Gruffi is often the voice of stability when the other Gummies fall into despair.
  • Zummi Gummi is an aged bear who is the Gummi Glen Gummi's "Keeper of Gummi Wisdom" and later the holder of the Gummi-Medallion which he uses to read his magic book to become the group's magician. He is forgetful and clumsy, and his spells tend to backfire. He also had a fear of heights early on.
  • Grammi Gummi is another old bear who is the matriarch of Gummi Glen. She acts as the group's mother, who cooks, cleans, and is the Gummi who prepares the Gummiberry Juice. She holds the secret recipe, and wants to pass it down to Sunni when she is of age. She has a huge rivalry with Gruffi Gummi, and tends to bicker with him over what has to be done.
  • Tummi Gummi is an overweight, teenaged Gummi who enjoys a good meal, and would much rather be eating the gummiberries than picking them. He has a rather relaxed and easygoing personality, which often gets him caught up in Cubbi's schemes. However in dangerous situations Tummi has shown exceptional bravery. Throughout the series he shows signs of being a talented sailor, gardener, artist and craftsman.
  • Sunni Gummi is a preteen Gummi, who dreams about becoming a princess just like her best friend, the human Princess Calla. Sunni is the most curious about human culture and human fashion, and least concerned with Gummi history. Later in the series she is shown to have a crush on Gusto.
  • Cubbi Gummi is the youngest Gummi Glen Gummi, and dreams of becoming a great Gummi knight. He is incredibly curious and has a tendency to get distracted by the mysterious or the exciting. He sometimes dons a mask and becomes a vigilante known as the "Crimson Avenger". He is best friends with the human Cavin.
  • Augustus "Gusto"" Gummi is an artistic, individualist Gummi who was stranded on a deserted island for twelve years with his best friend Artie Deco, a wise-talking toucan. Tummi and Gruffi were shipwrecked on Gusto's island, just as a volcano was due to erupt and cause the island to sink into the sea. The three bears worked together and brought Gusto home with them to Gummi Glen in the season 2 finale. Gruffi tends to argue with Gusto for his outside-the-box thinking, and how much influence he has on Cubbi and Sunni. He lives by himself in a makeshift apartment behind a waterfall, but lives in Gummi Glen when the weather becomes too harsh.

Barbic Gummies

Gummadoon Gummies

(pictured below in gallery)

  • Councilor Wooddale
  • Councilor Berrybaum
  • Sir Plucky
  • Sir Blastus
  • Sir Gumlittle
  • Other citizens of Gummadoon

Other Gummies

Gummi Kingdoms and Colonies

Several different Gummi Bear kingdoms and colonies are introduced throughout the course of the series. Some are still populated, some have been repopulated, some have been forcefully deserted, some have literally been hidden in time.

European Continent

Other Isles and Continents

Gallery

Trivia


v - e - d
Adventures of the Gummi Bears logo.png
Media
Adventures of the Gummi BearsComic stripVideographyCubbi Finds a FriendGummies to the RescueTummi and the DragonZummi's Magic Spell
Disney Parks
Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Glen
Characters
Gummi Bears: ZummiGruffiGrammiTummiSunniCubbiGustoBuddyGrittyChummi GummiSir GallantSir ThornberryUrsaGrubbi

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 BaneEvelyn and EmmadrilleTrollsTrogglesCarpiesAirielsSpinsterFloogelJabberfliesSluggerGargoyleHunterGiantMalsingerAngelo DaviniRotocelliLord WilloughbyFlint ShrubwoodZorlock and GrotMarquis de BouillabaisseMarzipanDreaded OneMysterious KnightUnwin

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