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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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(story) (as J.B. Hardaway)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Poppa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Mama Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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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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1.37 : 1
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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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Ah, that laugh of Tex Avery's!
1 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, in addition to being an early, if somewhat restrained, Tex Avery re-casting of a familiar fairy tale, features Tex Avery doing voice work as Papa Bear. You can recognize he vocals talents of Mr. Avery almost instantly just by the distinctive timbre he had, but I suspect the reason he did so much voice work was that marvelous belly laugh he had! It was absolutely wonderful and was used to great effect even in cartoons he didn't direct. Pay close attention to the opening, especially the cast credits. A delightful little short, well worth the effort to see. Most highly recommended.


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