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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

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

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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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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