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The Bear's Tale (1940)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  13 April 1940 (USA)
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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)  »

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3 ours et un chaperon rouge  »

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Quotes

Narrator: ...and the Papa Bear said...
Papa Bear: [laughing] Gwah hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo.
[to the audience]
Papa Bear: 'Soup's too hot.
[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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Referenced in The Benny Hill Show: The Herd (1986) See more »

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My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
(1853) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
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"bear" with me
22 December 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so children's stories are a common basis for cartoons (actually, Disney was responsible for that, as it was he who decided that cartoons should be directed at tykes). But Tex Avery's "The Bear's Tale" sends not one but two fairy tales down a crazy path. I guess that I should have predicted that someone would combine Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood, but I gotta say that Tex Avery (billed here as Fred) did probably the coolest job that I've ever seen. As you may guess, there are more than a few sight gags - namely the ubiquitous split-screen telephone call - and the final scene looks like the sort of thing that the censors would have cut...but they left it in! Can you imagine how that must have looked to moviegoers in 1940?! All in all, this is a funny one. Another great from Termite Terrace. Available on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 Disc 2.


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