SuperTed is an animated television series, created by Welsh writer and animator Mike Young. Originally created by Young as a series of stories to help his son overcome his fear of the dark, SuperTed became a popular series of books and led to an animated series produced from 1982 to 1985.


The story follows an ordinary teddy bear who, upon his creation at a toy factory, was deemed defective and thrown away into an old dark storeroom. By chance, he is discovered by Spotty, a visiting alien from the Planet Spot, who decides to bring the bear to life using his cosmic dust. Spotty then brings the now living teddy bear to Mother Nature, who gives the bear special powers, transforming him into SuperTed. Whenever trouble arises, SuperTed whispers his "secret magic word" and transforms into a superhero adorned with a red suit, cape and rocket boots. As SuperTed and Spotty travel across the world, and sometimes even space, to help others in need, they find themselves up against the nefarious and greedy cowboy, Texas Pete, and his two henchmen; the overweight and bumbling Bulk and the cowardly and effeminate Skeleton, as he seeks to either rule the world or increase his own wealth.


Image Character Welsh Voice English Voice
Superted-1 SuperTed Geraint Jarman Derek Griffiths
Spotty Spotty Martin Griffiths Jon Pertwee
Texas-Pete Texas Pete Gari Williams Victor Spinetti
Skeleton Skeleton Emyr Young Melvyn Hayes
Bulk Bulk Huw Ceredig Roy Kinnear
Mother Nature Valmai Jones Sheila Steafel
Narrator Dyfan Roberts Peter Hawkins

Additional Voices

  • Myfanwy Talog


Date(s) Channel Country
1983-1986 BBC1 United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
1984-1986 Disney Channel United States Flag United States
1987-1997 ABC Australia Flag Australia

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Abbey Home Media 2008 DVD The Complete Series 2
United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom

See Also

External Links

  • SuperTed at the Internet Movie Database