Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Playhouse Disney channel by Mitchell Kriegman and The Jim Henson Company. It first aired in 1997, and re-runs of the show continue to air on Playhouse Disney (until 2011, when Disney Junior replaced the channel). It is produced by The Jim Henson Company and Shadow Projects. The show is expected to be on Disney Junior around 2012.
In 2004, The Jim Henson Company sold the Bear in the Big Blue House franchise to The Walt Disney Company. The characters and show are currently owned and operated by the Disney subsidiary; The Muppets Studio.D