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Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Co.
Annette Funicello (of Mickey Mouse Club and teen beach movie fame) founded the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company in 1992 to fund research of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, with which she had been diagnosed in 1987. Funicello teamed with world-renowned Teddy bear artists "to share with people all over the world the comfort and love a Teddy bear brings."
In 1996, Funicello received the Teddy Bear Review Lifetime Achievement Award the first person ever to receive the honor. Annette's bears also were the first collectible bears offered on the QVC shop-at-home network.
L.L. Knickerbocker was the first to manufacture Annette Funicello Collectible Bears, followed by Papel Giftware. The newest products are manufactured and distributed by the Annette Funicello Bear Company itself giving Annette more control over the process than ever before.
Contains 3 bears starting at $85.00
Contains 1 bears starting at $175.00
Contains 1 bears starting at $125.00
To review a list of the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company's awards, please visit our Featured Manufacturers' Awards section.