Maurice Sendak's Little Bear is an educational Canadian fantasy comedy-drama action-adventure television series that was originally made from 1995 and 1999 based on the Little Bear series of books which were written by Else Holmelund Minarik, and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Originally produced by Nelvana for Nickeloden, it currently airs on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick jr. in the United States. It was first shown in the UK on the children's BBC, and a part of Toy Box BBC video collection in the late 90s. It was also shown on Nick Jr UK and now airs on Tiny Pop. A direct-to-video/DVD full-length feature film was also created before the series ended.