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First Video: Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Last week, we shared news that “Lotso” (short for Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear) will be a new face at Disney Parks before his appearance in Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” this summer. Well, the bear “who loves to hug” is here. He hasn’t been seen in public – at least until now. Don’t ask us how we got our hands on this video…just enjoy a first look:

Beginning May 9, “Lotso” will be greeting Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the meet-and-greet area inside The Magic of Disney Animation and he’ll be part of the “Block Party Bash.” He will also be joining “Disney’s Pixar Play Parade” at Disney’s California Adventure. Let us know when you spot him.
Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear


  • Chris, I had the same eerie feeling when Lotso’s character information was released! The cane and eyebrows originally brought back memories of Stinky Pete… But the plush character on sale in WDW locations is cuddly and soft, and his tummy smells like strawberries… Surely he must be charming, no?

  • Very cute, but y’know, I’m having a hard time trusting him. I think I’m having flashbacks to the friendly miner from Toy Story 2 (Stinky, was it? Blanking on the name, but Kelsey Grammer did the voice). But if Lotso was any kind of a villain, would they be featuring him so much in parades and whatnot? If they were working on a major mis-direct, they might. ; ) I guess we’ll find out in a month. Can’t wait.

  • I saw him in the Pixar Play Parade at California Adventure! He rides in the same toy truck that he has in the Toy Story 3 trailer.

  • He’s SOO cute! I can’t wait to go see him next weekend <3 <3

  • Seeing this makes me intensely happy! I was thinking to myself ‘well, I hope pictures of Lotso at WDW show up soon…’; lo and behold!

  • Will he smell like strawberries?

  • From his hands I can tell you that he can’t do autographs I can’t wait to meet him.

  • Lizz…I’m stealing your word…Adorkable. I like that one!

  • I was wondering if he would have the cane or not. Either way, he looks very huggable.

  • aww he looks so huggable – can’t wait to meet him at the Studios! 🙂

  • I was just wondering earlier when/ if he would be coming to the parks. And I agree Jessica. I wonder if he will. I was at the Disney Store earlier today and they had the stuffed animal Lots O’ Huggin Bear that actually did smell like it (sort of). Though I would think that that if he did smell like it, it would smell more like berries then the ones at the Store.

  • Aww!! He is SO cute!!! My family and I are going to Disneyland soon and I’m so excited to see him!! Do you know if he smells like strawberries Thomas?

  • Is he going to be available for pictures at DCA or just in the pixar parade? I want a picture WITH him, not just one of him in the parade!!!

  • The video was adorkable! He’s soo cute!

  • I wonder if he will smell like grape/berries 😛

  • The video is brilliant!

  • He is so great looking! So accurate!

    I love the creativity of the video! I’m excited to see Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear in Toy Story 3!

  • He looks so cute!

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