Big Ears is a brownie, a type of hobgoblin, who lives in a toadstool near to Toytown. He is the best friend of the wooden boy Noddy.
Big Ears was created by British author Enid Blyton for her children's book Noddy Goes to Toyland, which was published in 1949. The novel's illustrator was Dutch artist Harmsen Van Der Beek. Big Ears went on to appear alongside Noddy in over 20 additional books. In 1955 he transitioned to television with the debut of ITC (Incorporated Television Company)'s puppet show adaptation of the books, The Adventures of Noddy, and he has appeared in several subsequent adaptations, including Cosgrove Hall's stop-motion animated Noddy's Toyland Adventures (1993-1999) where he was voiced by Jimmy Hibbert, and the current day CGI cartoon Noddy in Toyland.
Following their first appearances on television, the Toyland denizens made their comic's debut in Polystyle's TV Comic, where Noddy took over the cover slot for a time. Big Ears appeared in many, but not all, of the strips.