Barney gets involved in Good Neighbor Week by helping out the local beaver, help the beaver could do without.



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Uncredited cast:
Paul Frees ...
Barney Bear / Buck Beaver (voice) (uncredited)


Barney Bear reads in his paper that it's Good Neighbor Week and is encouraged to help his fellow man. "Say, that's a good idea", exclaims Barney whose neighbor is a beaver presently building a dam. Barney decides to help the buck-toothed animal with the wood chopping but the beaver impatiently tries to explain that he's quite capable himself. Finally, the beaver is finished with his dam but Barney, not satisfied, exclaims, "I'll build ya a great big one", and builds a dam the size of the Grand Coulee. Barney is greatly pleased by this... until he realizes his only flaw. Because of the dam's massive size, the nearby woodland area quickly floods! Written by Matt Yorston <>

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Release Date:

20 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barney-Karhu 3 - Barneyn nälkäiset serkukset ja muut kaverukset  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)


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M-G-M's Busybody Bear with Barney Bear was quite a hilarious cartoon for the studio
19 November 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Just watched this M-G-M Barney Bear cartoon on YouTube as linked from the Saturday Morning Blog. It's Good Neighbor Week and Barney wants to do good by helping Buck Beaver build the Beaver Dam. But his good intentions do no good for the beaver and things quickly take a disastrous turn...Directed by Dick Lundy who previously worked for Walt Disney and Walter Lantz, this was quite a hilarious cartoon that fits quite well with the Tex Avery and Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry cartoons the studio was also making at the time. Certainly I didn't get tired of the way a tree kept falling on Barney! And everything just falls into place logically so on that note, I highly recommend Busybody Bear.

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