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Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (1944)

The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

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The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

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First appearance of the Three Bears. See more »

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When Mama Bear places her hand in front of her steaming porridge, the steam appears incorrectly appears in front of her hand. See more »

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Papa Bear: Well, let's get started.
Mama Bear: Oh! My soup's... er, my porridge is too hot.
Papa Bear: [Doesn't even taste it] Uh, My soup's too hot.
Junyer Bear: [Takes a big spoonful and burps] Duh, somebody's been sleeping in my bed!
[Papa Bear wallops Junyer]
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Featured in That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace (2014) See more »

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In an 18th-Century Drawing Room
Written by Raymond Scott
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Very funny, but not one of the best of the Three Bears series
18 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny is one of animation's funniest, most interesting and most iconic characters, and while their series of cartoons was short-lived The Three Bears were every bit as entertaining and their cartoons are very good to great.

While not one of the best of The Three Bears cartoons, 'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' having a still-finding-its-feet feel, 'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' is a very good and funny start.

The Three Bears are incredibly well realised on the whole, with very distinct and interesting personalities but Mama Bear is a little bland and has the least funny material of the three of them. While much of the animation quality is fine, there are cartoons out there that contain more energy in the movement and the bears are a bit scrappy and less refined in look, especially Mama Bear.

However, as said much of the animation is fine. It is bright, colourful and vibrant, the background art is filled with rich detail and Bugs is very well drawn. Carl Stalling's music is outstanding as always, the orchestration is lush and lively, the rhythms are high in energy and it just adds so much to what's going on on top of fitting brilliantly.

'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' is very funny, often hilarious stuff, with the dialogue of Papa Bear and Junyor evoking some very hearty chuckles and the gags being just as witty and fresh, like with Bugs tricking Junyor into giving him the ketchup bottle. Bugs is typically likable and smart, and shares great chemistry with the bears, but Papa Bear and especially Junyor steal the show from under him with both bringing so much personality to the cartoon.

Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet and Kent Rogers do very good jobs with the voices, though there is a preference to Billy Bletcher over Blanc as Papa Bear (though Blanc is excellent as the character, but he doesn't own the role like Bletcher did) and Stan Freberg over Rogers. The story is not surprising, but is a very clever twist on the famous story and is always paced in a way that ensures that there is not a dull moment.

In conclusion, a good start to The Three Bears series but better followed. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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