Annette Funicello Bears
Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.
Annette Funicello (of Mickey Mouse Club and teen beach movie fame) founded the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company in 1992 to fund research of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, with which she had been diagnosed in 1987. Funicello teamed with world-renowned Teddy bear artists “to share with people all over the world the comfort and love a Teddy bear brings.”
In 1996, Funicello received the Teddy Bear Review Lifetime Achievement Award – the first person ever to receive the honor. Annette’s bears also were the first collectible bears offered on the QVC shop-at-home network.
L.L. Knickerbocker was the first to manufacture Annette Funicello Collectible Bears, followed by Papel Giftware. The newest products are manufactured and distributed by the Annette Funicello Bear Company itself – giving Annette more control over the process than ever before.
The Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company name and logo are registered trademarks of the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company, and are protected by US and international copyright. The Teddy Baron is not affiliated with the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company beyond being an authorized retailer and references these items for identification purposes only.
All Bears :
- Patsy Pansy
“Patsy Pansy” is from the Special Collection by Annette Funicello. She was created by Peggy Vicioso, spokesperson for Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co. as a special gift to Annette. In the language of flowers, pansies say “you are in my thoughts”. She has shoe button eyes. She is of taupe plush and fully jointed. Her nose and mouth are hand stitched. Her dress is a [...]
- Sea Shell Sally
Comes with certificate and box. This is number #831.
- Strawberry Jam
Third in the Annette Funicello Flavorite Series, the Strawberry Jam Bear is made of white acrylic plush with polyester fiber fill. The black shoe button eyes and the black hand stitched nose and mouth are the perfect compliment to the red strawberries draped on his body and strawberry print on hand and foot pads. Comes [...]
Comes with certificate and box. This is number #907.