Tubi Greenlights Adult Animated Series Breaking Bear

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Tubi is expanding its roster of adult animation content with Breaking Bear.

The series is created by Julien Nitzberg (The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia) and executive produced by Cartel Entertainment and To The Stars Media (Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge).

In a statement, the project is described as “comically combining elements of Yogi Bear with the Sopranos.” Breaking Bear follows three bear siblings who decide they have to start selling drugs in order to raise money and save their home after gas companies start fracking next to their cave. The bears soon enlist other forest animals in a scheme that will pit them against oil companies, The Russian Mafia, local Hell’s Angels and polar bears who hate anything that isn’t white.


“When The Cartel pitched a series with cartoon animals as mobsters, I knew it was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” said Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s CCO. “This is the perfect project to expand our adult animation offering after the stellar success of The Freak Brothers, cementing Tubi as a destination for adult humor.”

Breaking Bear will join Tubi’s collection of adult animated projects which include Pastacolypse from Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator Matthew Maiellaro, Millennial Hunter from comedian and actor Sam Taggart and Big Bruh from stand-up Jerron Horton.