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Papa Gets the Bird (1940)

Mama Bear tells Papa to give their canary a bath. Papa gets the bird angry, Mama calls him a nincompoop, and he goes and sulks in the garage. Young Wilbur comes to cheer him up. He vows to ... See full summary »

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Rudolf Ising ...
Papa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Mama Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Mama Bear tells Papa to give their canary a bath. Papa gets the bird angry, Mama calls him a nincompoop, and he goes and sulks in the garage. Young Wilbur comes to cheer him up. He vows to bathe the bird, but in chasing it, lands in the well. Wilbur and Mama raise him and drop him for various reasons. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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bird | bear | well | canary | bath | See All (14) »


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7 September 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Sung by the Mama Bear often, and chirped by the canary
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Marginal short with a great title!
1 October 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

The Bears were a relatively brief (thankfully) series of shorts that featured an irritable (and irritating) Papa, a Mama that would have driven Carrie Nation to the Demon Rum for refuge and an obnoxious Baby. Not to be confused with the more enjoyable series that Warner Brothers did somewhat later, this MGM series had a few good moments, but the characters are such a waste of space that the viewer has no reason to care what happens to them and thus doesn't give a flip about anything on-screen. The most notable thing about this is the title, which is a play on words with an alternate meaning that got past the Production Code office, probably because they didn't get the joke. The title gets this one six points alone. The short rates a one by itself. For MGM completeists.


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