Cindy Bear is the love-interest of Yogi Bear and a resident of Jellystone Park. She speaks with a pronounced Southern accent, and carries a parasol.
Despite her beauty and sexiness, Cindy rarely engages in the same antics as Yogi and Boo-Boo and does not share the same antagonistic relationship with Ranger Smith. Her romance with Yogi Bear is typically portrayed as on-again/off-again, with her pursuing him while he avoids and evades her advances. Just as often, however, Yogi is shown to return her affections.
Cindy Bear was originally designed by Ed Benedict. One early sketch saw her clad in bonnet, a frill scarf and an apron with an elongated, pointed muzzle. A second sketch dropped all accessories save the frill scarf and shortened her muzzle.
Cindy made her debut in the 1961 television series The Yogi Bear Show as a semi-recurring character. Her finalized animation design featured blue/grey fur, a hat, a white frill scarf and a necklace.
Cindy appeared prominently in the 1964 feature film Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! in which she is kidnapped, spurring Yogi and Boo-Boo to come to her rescue. She was redesigned by art director Iwao Takamoto for the film into the more familiar modern version with light brown fur and a yellow scarf.
Cindy has received a few slightly different, one-off redesigns. In Yogi's First Christmas, she was given dark brown fur and white hair, as well as a number of different outfits which she wore throughout the film. For the Spümcø short "Boo Boo Runs Wild", she retained her modern character design, but with the blue/grey fur of her original design.
The Yogi Bear Show
Yogi's Treasure Hunt
The New Yogi Bear Show
What's New Scooby-Doo!
She appears as a stuffed toy animal along with the stuffed animals characters when the Roller Ghoster falls over in this episode Roller Ghoster Ride.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Films and specials
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!
Yogi's First Christmas
Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears
Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
Yogi Bear: Great Balloon Blast
- Cindy Bear at the Yogi Bear Wikia