Monsta X makes yet another mark as they become the first Korean act to guest star on Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears. Billboard is premiering a first-look clip from the upcoming episode of the Emmy-nominated show today (May 16).
In the episode, titled “Panda’s Birthday,” Panda (voiced by Bobby Moynihan), is a huge fan of Monsta X and gets the surprise of a lifetime thanks to his thoughtful Bear Bros. Grizz (voiced by Eric Edelstein) and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin) mastermind a scheme to help Panda meet his favorite K-pop band on his birthday.
Monsta X and Ice Bear eventually meet for the first time; Ice Bear (who is surprisingly fluent in Korean) successfully places himself via travel luggage in the group’s hotel room.
Regarding their collaboration, MX member I.M tells Billboard, “We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be in an episode of We Bare Bears. It’s one of the most beloved animated series in the world! We put in a lot of effort into this collaboration and hope our fans, as well as We Bare Bear fans, can truly enjoy it.”
Fans can catch the episode live when it first premieres on Monday, May 27 at 7:30 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Viewers also look check out the clip on Cartoon Network’s app and VOD beginning Friday, May 24. Additional regions outside of the U.S. will premiere the episode later this year.
In addition, the boy band will launch its highly-anticipated Take. 2 We Are Here Tour. The tour is set to launch on July 25 in Grand Prairie, Texas, and make stops throughout 18 cities in 12 countries.
Watch the clip below.