Barney Bear goes duck hunting, but is forbidden by the rule book to shoot the one duck available: a duck that is asleep.



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Barney's hunting ducks. Alas, all his attempts to shoot ducks are thwarted by the rule book, which forbids shooting before sunrise or shooting sleeping ducks, but allows shooting any duck in the air. This means the only duck Barney finds after sunrise refuses to either wake up or go in the air. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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8 November 1952 (USA)  »

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This proves that sometimes it's better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission
25 August 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a very good short directed by the forgotten director, Dick Lundy. Most people remember Hanna and Barbera and Tex Avery. But very few remember Lundy, who chiefly directed Barney Bear cartoons in the early 1950s. Lundy wasn't the greatest director MGM had, but he did some very good work. In this cartoon, the focus is on an extremely annoying little duck. Visions of an orange glaze come to mind whenever I see this cartoon. I don't generally go for hunting as a rule, but I'd make an exception here. I'd shoot first and worry about breaking rules and paying fines later! Well worth watching. Recommended.

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