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Zummi Gummi is a character from Disney's 1985-91 television series Adventures of the Gummi Bears.


Zummi is an aged bear who is initially the Gummi-Glen "Keeper of Gummi Wisdom". Early in the series, he gains a Gummi-Medallion which he uses to perform spells from his magic book, making him the group's magician. Zummi tends to be forgetful and has a tendency towards spoonerisms when he is stressed, both of which affect his magical abilities. He is also known to suffer from a fear of heights.

Role in the series

At the beginning of the show, Zummi is part of a small caretaker colony who live at the ancestral home of the Gummi Bears, Gummi Glen. Though the colony once was fairly large, it has since dwindled, along with the Gummi's knowledge of their past. After an encounter with a boy named Cavin, Zummi gains a Gummi Medallion. The medallion not only allows Zummi to open "The Great Book of Gummi," which contains all the knowledge of the Gummi Bears, but allows Zummi to perform magic. Alongside the other Gummis, Zummi works to protect the nearby kingdom of Dunwyn from the villain Duke Igthorn.

Despite being addle minded from time to time, Zummi is a passionate caretaker of the Gummis of Gummi Glen, their kind's history and the great book of Gummi. Upon finding Cavin for the first time, Zummi saw that Cavin could be trusted to guard their secret. Zummi would write down spells on paper from the book to take with him on outings, which would sometimes get them in trouble (when Zummi made weeds in one of the rooms of Gummi Glen grow instead of disappear, shrink a barrel that he and Cubbi and Gruffi were trapped in, and make Calla's voice higher instead of lower when she posed as Duke Igthorn, but turned it around and made Igthorn's voice higher at Sunni's behest). He considers Gruffi to be his best friend, which is returned despite Gruffi's pride. When a visiting Wizard from another dimension named Dom Gordo of Gent was causing havoc outside of Gummi Glen looking for the magic key that Duke Igthorn stole and hid from him to blackmail him into helping the Duke conquer Dunwynn Castle. Zummi had found the key in the room that he and Gruffi were pruning. At first, Zummi asked if they could help the wizard, but things descended into a duel of two wizards. With Gruffi's help, they drove Igthorn off and helped Dom Gordo get back to his realm after Igthorn broke their agreement. Zummi gave Dom his key back which he had tried to tell him in the first place.

Zummi is also afraid of heights, but he had to get over it in order to save Gruffi and Grammi after a thief stole the Great Book of Gummi.

Darkwing Duck

Zummi made a cameo in the Darkwing Duck episode, Life, the Negaverse, and Everything as a stuffed animal.

Disney Parks

During the time of The Disney Afternoon, Zummi and the other Gummi Bears made frequent appearances at the Disney Parks. One attraction Zummi was a primary part of was Mickey's Magical TV Show at Mickey's Starland in Walt Disney World. Him and Gruffi would appear in the show as Zummi would perform magic. By the fourth quarter of 1990 when The Disney Afternoon premiered, he became a solo character. Then he was removed from the show when Darkwing Duck was added in 1991. Since the end of the run of The Disney Afternoon, Zummi and the other Gummi Bears have not made any appearances at any Disney Park for many years. Like the other Gummi Bears, Zummi is a retired character.


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Cubbi Finds a Friend | Gummies to the Rescue | Tummi and the Dragon | Zummi's Magic Spell


The Gummi Bears: Zummi | Gruffi | Grammi | Tummi | Sunni | Cubbi | Gusto | Buddy | Gritty | Chummi Gummi | Sir Gallent | Sir Thornberry | Ursa
Other Characters: Cavin | Princess Calla | King Gregor | Sir Tuxford | Artie Deco | Loopy | Gryphons | Aquarianne | Finwithit | Chillbeard | Chillbeard Jr. | Real Dragon | Sir Gawain | Prince Yen Moon | Princess Marie | King Jean-Claude | Doctor Dexter | Madame Placebo | Ramas | Victor Igthorn | Nogum | Giggilen | Abbot Costello | Tree Folk | Cliff Dragons | Gustav the Giant
Villains: Duke Igthorn | Toadwart | Tadpole | Ogres | Lady Bane | Evelyn and Emmadrille | Trolls | Troggles | Carpies | Airiels | Spinster | Floogel | Jabberflies | Slugger | Gargoyle | Hunter | Malsinger | Angelo Davini | Lord Willoughby | Flint Shrubwood | Zorlock and Grot | Marquis de Bouillabaisse | Marzipan | Dreaded One | Mysterious Knight | Unwin | Giant


Season One: "A New Beginning" | "The Sinister Sculptor" | "Zummi Makes it Hot" | "Someday My Prints Will Come" | "Can I Keep Him?" | "A Gummi in a Gilded Cage" | "The Oracle" | "When You Wish Upon a Stone" | "A Gummi by Any Other Name" | "Loopy, Go Home" | "A-Hunting We Will Go" | "The Fence Sitter" | "Night of the Gargoyle" | "The Secret of the Juice" | "Sweet and Sour Gruffi" | "Duel of the Wizards" | "What You See is Me" | "Toadie's Wild Ride" | "Bubble Trouble" | "Gummi in a Strange Land" | "Light Makes Right"
Season Two: "Up, Up, and Away" | "Faster Than a Speeding Tummi" | "For a Few Sovereigns More" | "Over the River and Through the Trolls" | "You Snooze, You Lose" | "The Crimson Avenger" | "A Hard Dazed Knight" | "Do Unto Ogres" | "For Whom the Spell Holds" | "Little Bears Lost" | "Guess Who's Gumming to Dinner?" | "My Gummi Lies Over the Ocean"
Season Three: "Too Many Cooks" | "Just a Tad Smarter" | "If I Were You" | "Eye of the Beholder" | "Presto Gummo" | "A Tree Grows in Dunwyn" | "Day of the Beevilweevils" | "Water Way to Go" | "Close Encounters of the Gummi Kind" | "Snows Your Old Man" | "Boggling the Bears" | "The Knights of Gummadoon" | "Mirthy Me" | "Gummi Dearest
Season Four: "The Magnificent Seven Gummies" | "Music Hath Charms" | "Dress for Success" | "A Knight to Remember" | "Gummies Just Want to Have Fun" | "Color Me Gummi" | "There's No Place Like Home" | "He Who Laughs Last" | "Tummi's Last Stand" | "The Crimson Avenger Strikes Again" | "Ogre Baby Boom" | "The White Knight" | "Girl's Knight Out" | "Good Neighbor Gummi" | "Top Gum" | "Gummi's At Sea"
Season Five: "The Road to Ursalia" | "Let Sleeping Giants Lie" | "A Gummi a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" | "Life of the Party" | "Bridge on the River Gummi" | "My Kingdom for a Pie" | "The World According to Gusto" | "Ogre for a Day" | "Princess Problems" | "A Gummi is a Gummi's Best Friend" | "Beg, Burrow and Steal"
Season Six: "Return to Ursalia" "Never Give a Gummi an Even Break" | "A Gummi's Work is Never Done" | "Friar Tum" | "Tuxford's Turnaround" | "Toadie the Conqueror" | "Zummi in Slumberland" | "Patchwork Gummi" | "Once More, the Crimson Avenger" | "Thornberry to the Rescue" | "A Recipe for Trouble" | "Queen of the Carpies" | "True Gritty" | "King Igthorn" | "Tummi Trouble" | "Rocking Chair Bear" | "Trading Faces" | "May the Best Princess Win" | "Wings Over Dunwyn" | "The Rite Stuff"


Dunwyn Castle | Drekmore Castle | Gummi Glen | Gummadoon | Quick Tunnels | Gusto Falls | Ursalia | Airiel Island | Xiang Wu | New Gumbrea | Pendragon Hill | Leviathan Mountain | Fangwood Forest | Willoughby Manor


Great Book of Gummi | Gummiberry Juice | Gummi Flying Machine | Gummi Digging Machine | Changing Hat | Love Potion | Gummi Bear Medallion | Gummiscope | Gummarine | Tall Tales of The Gummi Bear | Dragon Decoy | Magical Gummi Statue | Chummi Gummi's flying ship | Ursalia Horn | Doomsday Clock


Gummi Bears Theme | Gummiberry Juice | Rough, Tough, Burly Sailor Song

See Also

The Disney Afternoon | Disney Afternoon Soundtrack | Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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