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The Bear's Tale (1940)

The bears go out for a bicycle ride while their porridge cools. Goldilocks comes along, but stops at grandmother's house instead, where the wolf is waiting. He sends her away, then realized... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ...
Poppa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Mama Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
Little Red Riding Hood (voice) (uncredited)
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Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Baby Bear / Goldilocks (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The bears go out for a bicycle ride while their porridge cools. Goldilocks comes along, but stops at grandmother's house instead, where the wolf is waiting. He sends her away, then realized she'd do just fine, so he rushes over to the bears house. Red gets to granny's house, finds a note from the wolf, and calls Goldy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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13 April 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 ours et un chaperon rouge  »

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Quotes

[to the audience]
Papa Bear: [laughing] Gwah hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo. Ain't no robbers up there; just a little girl named "Goldilocks."
[whispered]
Papa Bear: I read this story last week in Readers' Digest.
[laughing]
Papa Bear: Gwah hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo.
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After the opening titles, there is a list of the cast: Papa_________Papa Bear Mama_________Mama Bear Baby_________Baby Bear Goldilocks___By herself Miss Goldilocks appears through the courtesy of The Mervin LeBoy Productions See more »

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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Once Upon a Looney Tune (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
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"I read this story last week in Reader's Digest."
5 August 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery brilliantly tackles both Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks & the Three Bears in this fun Merrie Melodies short. We all know the two stories so I'll spare you the rundown but I will say it's cute how Avery combines the two. His Goldilocks is especially awesome. As humorous as this is, enough good things can't be said about the animation. Beautiful colors and exquisite backgrounds. Anyone who thinks these old cartoons weren't works of art is high on paint fumes. The music is also lovely. From the clever opening with mock movie title card to that hilariously risqué ending, it's really a fun and creative cartoon with wonderful artwork. Tex was one of the greats and this short is a solid example of his talent.


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