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Lost "Bear and the Gang" short shows darker, grittier Bear

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Move over, Christian Bale's Batman. This animated "Bear and the Gang" short was found on the cutting room floor and shows a brooding Bear who has put his fun-loving shenanigans aside to focus on darker matters.

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The Bruins' "Bear and the Gang" shorts have been popular with fans, though it seems like the old live-action ones received more positive feedback than the current cartoon versions.

However, all of the episodes have a similar theme: the Bear is a mischievous character, an ursine Brad Marchand. He's fun. He's good for kids. He's a big, lovable prankster.

Apparently all of that good cheer takes its toll after a while. A previously unreleased "Bear and the Gang" short has been found, and it's shocking.

Bear has had enough of the fun.

Bear has a new gang, and they're not interested in giving out hockey jerseys.

Where did you go wrong, Bear?

Why?

Why?