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Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (1944)

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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

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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 ...
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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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Trivia

Amos 'n' Andy and Little Black Sambo are caricatured. See more »

Quotes

Goldilocks: [noticing the wolf in bed with her] Say who are you? you ain't the three old bears!
Big Bad Wolf: You bet I ain't honey but lordy who cares!
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Crazy Credits

With this cartoon, the Merrie Melodies Series Title Card credit that reads Produced by Leon Schlesinger transitioned to A Warner Bros. Cartoon. See more »

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Edited into Uncensored Cartoons (1982) See more »

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The Little Brown Jug
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Music by Joseph Winner
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jazz fairy tales
11 June 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's "Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears" is one of several cartoons that usually don't get any circulation these days due to racial stereotypes (I saw it at an exhibit about Mel Blanc). In this case, the stories of Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood get combined to create a jazz-filled extravaganza. A really good time.

It's easy to enjoy these cartoons, just as long as we understand the content. Cartoons like this one and "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs" were intended as homages to African-American culture. And anyway, it's not as if racism has totally vanished from our culture (just look at some of the depictions of Barack Obama).

Overall, a really fun cartoon.


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