The stories of "Goldilocks" and "Little Red Riding Hood" collide with the world of jazz, resulting in three jiving bears and a jitterbugging Big Bad Wolf.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
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Big Bad Wolf / Wee Small Bear / Western Union Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Ruby Dandridge ...
Little Red Riding Hood (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ...
Goldilocks (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Grandmother (voice) (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ...
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An all-black cast, featuring the Three Bears as a jazz combo, combines the stories of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood." Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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2 September 1944 (USA)  »

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One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »

Quotes

Western Union Boy: [reading a telegram] Telegram from Red, quote: sorry Grandmadder can't be there til later, I'm working down at lockheed as a riveter signed Red Riding Hood, end quote.
Big Bad Wolf: Well kill me dead!
[telegramer shoots him]
Big Bad Wolf: [leaps onto a chandelier] What's the matter with you puddin' head?
Western Union Boy: Sorry sir but that's what you said,
[in a fast Rochester voice]
Western Union Boy: that's what he said, that's what the man said, he said that!
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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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REALLY Mixed-Up Fairy Tale
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears" was such a WONDERFUL cartoon; it is sad that they do not show it. IT was funny with Papa Bear playing clarinet, Mama Bear on piano, and Baby Bear playing bass. The piano got too hot, so the three bears went for walk in the woods. "Grandma's house" was pictured as a night spot; Red was absent in her war-factory job, so the Wolf went to the Three Bears' house. Goldilocks danced with the Big Bad Wolf and wore him out, after the Three Bears came back from their walk. I am fond of mixed-up fairy tales, having read them as deadpan humor, like "Loldigocks and the Tree Bores". THIS mixed-up fairy tale REALLY tops.


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