Black Bear is the giant hamster that appears in Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hamster. Even before his growth, he is a very aggressive hamster. He first started out as a real-life hamster before being featured on-screen for animation.
Black Bear is a giant hamster covered in black fur, hence his name. He has a very stubby dark brown tail, white fangs, red eyes, and a pink nose. Other than that, he is all black.
Black Bear is extremely aggressive, fighting with any living being that tries to interact with him. His fangs are strong enough, even before his growth, to punch through flesh and any soft material, which he uses frequently. When he grows, he goes on a rampage, willing to eat anything he sees. His only weakness is his fragile neck.
Before Mustache Maniacs Film Co.
Black Bear was originally a real-life hamster in 2001 that was originally supervised by the heads of Mustache Maniacs Film Co. for another family. Just like the film version, real-life Black Bear was also extremely aggressive, biting through Al Bermudez's finger. After just a few days of getting into fights with the other two hamsters that were being watched, Black Bear was returned to the store.
Later that same year, Daniel Bermudez had a dream that Black Bear grew into a giant monster that ate people. This dream was the original inspiration for the movie Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hamster, which had been first proposed as early as 2002.
- According to Mustache Maniacs Film Co. canon, Black Bear's species is the Golden or Syrian Hamster.
- Black Bear's movie appearance is almost identical to the appearance of the real-life Black Bear.
- The Black Bear animation puppet featured a skeleton made from LEGO Bionicle pieces. The only parts of this skeleton that appeared on the surface were the tail, the fangs, and the eyes.
- On the animation puppet's skeleton, design flaws caused the back legs to become immobile.
- The real-life Black Bear was accompanied by two other hamsters, neither of which showed any distinct characteristics.