This Ted. E. Bear adventure was an animated version of a book - and is probably better experienced as a book than as a cartoon. The animation is hard to describe - there was no "in betweening," so it looks more like a slide show than a cartoon. Clearly, this was not a big-budget production, and it's pretty much forgotten today (though it somehow ended up on Comcast On Demand in 2008).
The plot details the fears of local bears that monsters are coming to town. "Most bears," says a reporter, 'seem to the think that the monsters will come from nearby Monster Mountain." Yeah, they're a perceptive lot, those bears. One rebel, Ted. E. Bear, takes it upon himself to journey to the mountain and teach bears that monsters will leave you alone if you're not afraid of them.
I vaguely recall seeing this on TV in the mid 80's, and found a video version of it some years later. Annoyingly enough, the video said it was an hour long. The cartoon itself was only about twenty minutes long; the rest of the video was padded with Popeye cartoons that had nothing to do with Halloween. It's probably just as well (sitting through 20 minutes of this thing is hard enough). Sometimes I think they just don't give kids very much credit.
You will, of course, notice that this "let's not give the kids any credit for having any taste" approach did not lead to Ted E. Bear becoming an enduring cult figure or anything. He hasn't been heard from in years. He was voiced, interestingly enough, by Tommy Smothers, who a decade earlier was one of the hippest, smartest comedians around. I'm sure we all know that kids aren't that picky when it comes to quality in their cartoons - hell, plenty of cartoons from the 80s that were total crap are still riding high on nostalgics and getting modern revamps - but that's no excuse to make something suck.
But, in the midst of bashing the show, I should note that it has its merits, too. The vampire is sort of fun, and the monsters have some entertaining dialogue.