In a minute-long teaser for an upcoming episode, viewers had a glimpse of what it’s like if Ice Bear (Demetri Martin), Panda (Bobby Moynihan) and Grizzly (Eric Edelstein) rub shoulders with Monsta X members Hyungwon, I.M, Joohoney, Kihyun, Minhyuk, Shownu and Wonho.
The episode, titled “Panda’s Birthday,” will see Ice Bear and Grizzly plan a special surprise for their friend, who happens to be a Monbebe — how Monsta X fans are affectionately called.
In the teaser, Ice Bear manages to find a way to bring Panda to his idols, but things do not go exactly as planned.
Monsta X, which debuted in 2015 under Starship Entertainment, is the first K-pop group to collaborate with Cartoon Network.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be in an episode of ‘We Bare Bears.’ It’s one of the most beloved animated series in the world! We put in a lot of effort into this collaboration and hope our fans, as well as ‘We Bare Bear’ fans, can truly enjoy it,” lead rapper I.M said, according to Billboard.
The teaser shows Monsta X appearing in their suite dancing to the tune of “Hero,” one of their 2015 hits, before entertaining their unexpected visitor.
Meanwhile, Ice Bear is seen adorably trying to speak to them in Korean before remembering Panda, whose journey to meeting his idols seem much more challenging.
Unsurprisingly, Monbebes celebrated upon learning the collaboration and seeing the teaser, which raked over 200,000 views in just a day:
MONSTA X FIRST EVER DEBUT ON CARTOON NETWORK! I’M SO SO PROUD I WANNA CRYCatch MONSTA X on Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears! May 27 at 7:30 PM (ET/PT). Available also on Cartoon Network’s app and VOD beginning Friday, May 24. | https://t.co/ptVHtA21HX | @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/r8py7H7rn0 — ☽ (@booqijae) May 16, 2019
Another achievements Monbebe’s#MONSTA_X become the first korean act to guest star on cartoon network “We Bare Bears ” They used their own voices The recognition they deserve Watched the preview here https://t.co/OC5QQi3Bc1 pic.twitter.com/13PcOaq8iq — ＧＬＯＢＡＬ ＭＯＮＢＥＢＥ ＵＮＩＯＮ (@GlobalMBBUnion) May 16, 2019
MONSTA X ON CARTOON NETWORK IS MY FAVORITE THING!!!! pic.twitter.com/q13TsB3tFf— ☼☽ (@seohamsyunho) May 16, 2019
monsta x debuted monsta x debuted in japan monsta x debuted in usa now, monsta x debuted in cartoon network pic.twitter.com/FbrNkQjfmf— ηαм ☽,, 4 years with monsta x (@hyumoons) May 16, 2019
GUYS STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW MONSTA X GOT ANIMATED FOR CARTOON NETWORK’S WE BARE BEARS ON MAY 27 WE KNOW MONSTA X GOT ANIMATED FOR CARTOON NETWORK’S WE BARE BEARS ON MAY 27 SERIOUSLY MONSTA X REALLY GOT ANIMATED FOR CARTOON NETWORK’S WE BARE BEARS ON MAY 27 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/e6WOQLc3eT— carolyn #4YearsWithMonstaX (@softbebes) May 16, 2019
but…can y’all imagine how excited monsta x must have gotten when they found out they’d be in a cartoon and even doing the voice over? :(((( like you can clearly hear that they even did voice acting and just imagining them getting excited over it is SO CUTE— your daily honey (@Joohoneyland) May 16, 2019
monsta x: first kpop group to perform at jingle ball first kpop group to perform at iheart radio music festival first kpop group to be animated on a major cartoon series on CN pic.twitter.com/Wd5F0noJyd— hunter 21 (@sweetenermattel) May 16, 2019
MBBS WE’VE WON, WE GOT THE CUTEST HILARIOUS CROSSOVER YET!!!!! MX will appear on We Bare Bears, May 27th 7:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. link >> https://t.co/lgNGasQQCJ#MonstaX_on_WeBareBears #MONSTA_X pic.twitter.com/IOeS3PGfkv— nettie (@kihyunsnena) May 16, 2019
I havent watched TV in ages and you think Monsta X’s cartoon can change that?? Yeah you think it right Im that whipped pic.twitter.com/UP7o6BPJ62— Mikey’s Is Kyun #4YearsWithMonstaX #HORIZON (@riri_babypanda) May 17, 2019
MONSTA X IN WE BARE BEARS??????? YALL IM SCREAMING THIS IS LITERALLY THE CUTEST AND BEST THING CARTOON NETWORK HAS EVER DONEpic.twitter.com/3N5PK3fH5d— ًstream undercover (@jungwoonists) May 17, 2019
“Panda’s Birthday airs May 27 at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Cartoon Network. Early viewings will be available on the network’s app as early as May 24.
Images via Youtube / Cartoon Network