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.


(as I. Freleng)




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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
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 ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)


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 <>

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2 September 1944 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Starting with this cartoon, the "Produced by Leon Schlesinger" text in the series titles and closings briefly became "Produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.". By "Stage Door Cartoon", it became "A Warner Bros. Cartoon". Obviously, this was done because Leon Schlesinger was no longer involved with the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series; by this point, Eddie Selzer had become producer. See more »


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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Edited into Uncensored Cartoons (1982) See more »


While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music by Ed Haley
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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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