Honestly, this bear needs no introduction. Sooty is an orange magical bear with black ears and nose who likes to perform magic tricks and play practical jokes. Although mute to the audience, he is said to be able to communicate by 'whispering' in the ear of his handler. He was created by Harry Corbett in 1948. Sooty debuted on local television in 1952, and the children's television programs that carry his name have continued in various forms since 1955.