My answer to the question of the best anthropomorphic bear (from our childhood years) is quite easily the most popular one but make no mistake, I am not taking this position for its popularity but despite it. That bear is of course, Winnie the Pooh.
The part of Winnie the Pooh that made him innately loveable was that he did not have moments when his brain was just turned off, like we all do. No, Winnie had entire stretches of his life where this happened. And he just accepted it. He taught children that problems happen and that falling apart is not the best course of action, but still an acceptable course of action all the same. So here is to Winnie, bring together Communists and Capitalists; kids and animals; those who have it together and those who do not. He showed the world the dignified and majestic spirit of the bear. (Well, maybe not dignified and majestic, but certainly resilient and charming).