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Heir Bear (1953)

Passed  -  Family | Comedy | Animation  -  30 May 1953 (USA)
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Barney inherited a map to treasure buried in his backyard, but his digging doesn't square with the plans of the gopher sleeping on the treasure.

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Paul Frees ...
Barney Bear / Gopher / Tax Collector (voice) (uncredited)
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Barney discovers a treasure map which says there is a fabulous treasure chest buried in his own back yard. However, a gopher is using the chest as his bed and does not want Barney to take it away. The gopher naturally comes up with a variety of means to stop Barney's digging activities which quickly tries Barney's patience. After a long battle of wits with the gopher, Barney finally gets his treasure by disguising himself as a gopher and burrowing underground and evicts the gopher once and for all by turning him into a wind-up toy. But Barney still doesn't get the last laugh... a man from the income tax department shows up and promptly takes Barney's treasure! Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
(1823) (uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop composed partly from a Sicilian air
Arranged by H.R. Bishop
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Some days, it just doesn't pay to get up in the morning.
14 October 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Poor Barney (in more than one sense, at that), he goes to a great deal of trouble to find a treasure, only to run into a gopher that makes his life miserable (the Marquise de Gopher, perhaps) and thus we are treated to a raft of sight gags almost painful to watch executed with obvious glee (I wonder if the scriptwriter disliked Barney) for everyone but the victim. The ending of this one reminds me of a quote attributed to Charles Beaumont regarding success in Hollywood that it's "like climbing up a mountain of (fertilizer) to pick a rose growing on top, only to discover when you've reached your goal that you've lost your sense of smell." To say that poor Barney is the butt of a cruel joke from the universe is an understatement. You can almost hear the rimshot at the end. One of the better late Barney Bear shorts, which didn't always work, because the second set featured a "nice" Barney without the offsetting gruffness that made the first incarnation entertaining. Well worth watching. Most recommended.


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