Meet the Cast of Disney World's New Country Bear Musical Jamboree

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Posted: Monday July 8, 2024 9:15am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is an advance look at the full cast of the new Country Bear Musical Jamboree, which opens at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World on July 17, 2024.

Ursus H. Bear  

After an inspirational hibernation season, Ursus H. Bear set out to create a permanent cultural showplace dedicated to America's musical heritage. In 1898, Ursus established Grizzly Hall where the honey tycoon-turned-impresario invited tuneful bruins to present zany and captivating performances in a show that quickly became known as a wild and wooly good time!

Henry 

Years later, Ursus's grandson Henry took over and now serves as the master of bear-emonies. He even helped develop the current show and co-wrote the opening song with the Five Bear Rugs.

Five Bear Rugs 

Speaking of the Five Bear Rugs, there's Zeke and Zeb and Ted and Fred and a bear named Tennessee, and they're all playing with real ol' country rhythm. 


Trixie 

One of the Country Bears' most veteran performers is the one and only Trixie. After trying everything, she eventually found her niche for performing. Now fans can find her singing away with triplets Bunny, Bubbles and Beulah. 

Bunny, Bubbles and Beulah 

Originally known as The Sun Bonnets, these girls recently turned in their bonnets for Stetsonswhen they began singing with Trixie around the world, including a sold-out engagement at Royal Ursa Hall. 

Teddi Barra 

Not to be outdone by Trixie is The Jewel of the Dakotas, Teddi Barra. Her rise in show biz was meteoric after being discovered in an ice cream parlor. 

Wendell 

Wendell, on the other hand, was a frustrated basketball, baseball and football player until Henry invited him to try carrying a tune, and he's been part of the Country Bears gang ever since. He's thrilled to finally sing a love song with Teddi, much to the dismay of his old friend Henry.

Ernest the Dude 

Ernest the Dude is one of the best-dressed bears guests will see at Grizzly Hall – he brings his entire wardrobe wherever he goes. For those counting, that's 17 trunks filled with 30 coats, 40 slacks, 60 shirts, 20 hats and a pair and a half of underwear. 

Terrence, aka Shaker

Ernest and Trixie aren't the only actors in the bear band. Terrence, aka Shaker, was once a famous theater star until a fall from the balcony in "Romeo and Juliet" brought the house down – literally.  

Ever since that fateful night, he turned in his tights for a guitar and created a signature dance move that he's used ever since. Don't worry about Terrence, though. Despite having a face only a Mama Bear could love – and being perpetually single –  he's ready to launch his film career. 

Romeo McGrowl 

Speaking of starting a new chapter, one bear is ready to enter his next era of singing rockabilly. Of course, I'm referring to none other than the Miami Serenader himself, Romeo McGrowl. 

Gomer 

Our resident piano player Gomer also knows a thing or two about rebrands. Having been classically trained since he was a cub, Gomer's favorite composition before switching to country and western music was "Night on Bear Mountain." 

Big Al 

And of course, what would the Country Bears be without Big Al? There's music in this bear's blood, and he's been playing the guitar since he was a child. 
He was even the resident bard and balladeer in the swamp before Disney World was built. Coming off his 25th Farewell Tour in cities like Paris (Texas), Hollywood (Florida) and London (Ohio), Big Al is a true legend.

The new show will feature fresh twangin’ interpretations of treasured Disney songs in different genres of country music including bluegrass, pop-country, Americana, rockabilly and more.

Paying homage to the musical revues of Nashville, Walt Disney Imagineering worked with some of the best in country music, including country legend and 10-time Country Music Awards “Musician of the Year” Mac McAnally. For the voice of the beloved bear, Trixie St. Claire, country singer Emily Ann Roberts added her twangy vocals to “Try Everything” from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia.” Singer-songwriter Allison Russel and musician Chris Thile shared their talents for Wendell and Teddi Barra’s sweet rendition of “A Whole New World.” On top of debuting an all-new setlist, the bears will don some new threads worthy of the epic comeback they are making. 

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TrainsOfDisney1 hour ago

Country Bear Jamboree and a photo of Big Al appeared in Colbert’s monologue tonight! Hooray for the bears - they are making the talk shows!

J.E.Smith3 hours ago

I read on one wiki that Roger Craig Smith (Sonic The Hedgehog!) is Melvin in this show. Do we have confirmation of that elsewhere?(If it is Roger, I can't tell from the voice alone. I'm used to hearing him as Sonic, and I haven't heard him do a low, goofy country voice like that)

The Chatbox Ghost3 hours ago

Whichever of the two it is, they did a spot on impression of Pete Renaday! Still curious if they reached out to him or not. EDIT: Just saw it was AJ!

Stitchon3 hours ago

A.J. LoCascio confirmed he's the voice of Henry, with Issac Robinson-Smith as Sammy:

J.E.Smith4 hours ago

I'm wondering if there will be more bear shows after this. I wonder if the reason they didn't go with Peter Renaday for Musical Jamboree, with him being 89 now, is so Henry could have a new consistent voice actor in place if they do more shows down the road, in case something happens to Pete?

IanDLBZF4 hours ago

I have to admit, they did a pretty good job with this and I am impressed especially with the lobby. The songs are super catchy and everything and got my feet stopping, and the audience clapping along even singing along at some points. I am going to take a point off for them not leaving in “Blood on the saddle” but hey, it is what it is! The Country Bears are back and that’s what matters most! Overall: 8/10 Also, unpopular opinion time - OLC PLEASE BRING THIS TO TOKYO DISNEYLAND I SWEAR!

Sneakman5 hours ago

I If it’s A.J., he was also the guy who did figment in Disney speedstorm. Pretty interesting. Tbh I’m not a fan of his figment, I kidna like Dave’s voice better. Also gambit in x men 97.

BagOfGroceries6 hours ago

It seems our new Henry is either David Loucks or A.J. LoCascio, going off the soundtrack album

Sneakman6 hours ago

Who? What? I’m new to this?

Ronnie Sanford6 hours ago

Never do nothing Ray Smale must be crying tears in his wine tonight. His department had to pony up cash for the new Country Bear duds.

Centauri Space Station7 hours ago

Like with carribbean plaza just around the TBA area. From the outpost to the train station

TrainsOfDisney7 hours ago

At WDW? Where would it start and end?

Centauri Space Station7 hours ago

i think a new orleans mini land would fit better for TBA that critter country

𝕴𝖒𝖆𝖌𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖊𝖗977 hours ago

They took portions of that one piece of concept art and cut it up for the poster, with a few changes. I wish they could have just drawn new art. The poster looks nice, but WHY did they just reuse Henry and others? Couldn't they have drawn something new?