I don't believe Disney truly realized just how much parents and young ones alike loved Bear in the Big Blue House. The moment I saw it on cable in 1997 I knew the Jim Henson Company not only had something special, but a rightful successor to Fraggle Rock(as far as a third tentpole franchise/world behind Muppet Show and Sesame Street) The look on parent's faces when they saw, or their kid picked up Bear dvds or merchandise. Just the reaction parents would have to the quality of the show, at a time when the horrific Barney and Teletubbies filled the air. This was a truly quality, amazing and wonderful show. And for it to have simply been cut off and stuffed in a closet is just despicable. Is there ANY reason Disney did this? Do they not see how wonderful and truly special this show was to its target audience and all others? Disney puts an awful lot of muscle behind all of it's toddler/children/tween cartoons and productions both merchandise and visibility wise. Yet sadly we will have a whole generation who will never know about Bear in the Big Blue House, lest their parents happen upon a dvd at the library or a used dvd bin. I'd wager Bear is a thousand times better quality and all around more entertaining and rewarding than the majority of Disney franchises aimed at children. I am loving at what Disney has in store for the key Muppet brand, but just have to shake my head in disbelief with what they did to the Bear brand.