Bernard is a French animated TV show aired between 2002 and 2004, centered on the fictional polar bear of the same name. Each three-minute episode focuses on the bear's curiosity and have many moments of slapstick. Bernard never speaks with the exception of intelligible noises. In Korea, Bernard is known as Backkom (빼꼼 Ppaekkom, which means "gaze").
He usually dies at the end of an episode, due to some calamity caused by his bumbling.
Bernard has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Animation series at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (2006), Mipcom Jr. Licensing Challenge Award (2004), Prize in Children and Education at the Dong-A International Festival of Cartoon & Animation (2004) and was a finalist at the Annecy International Animation Festival (2003)
US Patent Issued to Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute on June 28 for "Method and System of Producing Cartoon Animation Using Character Animation and Mesh Deformation" (South Korean Inventors)
Jul 05, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 5 -- United States Patent no. 7,969,442, issued on June 28, was assigned to Electronics and...