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Grin and Bear It (1954)

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Donald Duck arrives at Brownstone National Park. The park's ranger, J. Audubon Woodlore, asks the bears to participate with the tourists but...no stealing! Humphrey decides to pair with ... See full summary »

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Donald Duck arrives at Brownstone National Park. The park's ranger, J. Audubon Woodlore, asks the bears to participate with the tourists but...no stealing! Humphrey decides to pair with Donald particularly because of the roast ham he has. When Donald doesn't reward the bear with his food, Humphrey tries a variety of means to get the ham finally getting Donald's attention by lying down on the road pretending that Donald ran over him. After Donald pays up with food, he sees through the scheme and struggles with Humphrey. After the ranger makes Donald and Humphrey clean up the resulting mess, he too notices the ham and makes off with it but is scolded for it by Donald and Humphrey. Written by Anonymous

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Donald visite le parc de Brownstone  »

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[Ranger J. Audobon Woodlore summons Humphrey and the other bears of Brownstone to his ranger station]
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore: Now, the guests are here. Yes, they're here. Yes, indeed.
[the bears cheer and applaud]
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore: Now, there's been lots of advertising and there's a tourist for each and every one of you.
[the bears cheer again; then the ranger takes on a much sterner tone]
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore: Oh, yes, last year, we've have one complaint of stealing.
Bears: [glaring at Humphrey] Shame.
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore: We won't mention any names, will we?
[...]
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A Duck Tale With Bears
6 October 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Ursine Humphrey refuses to GRIN AND BEAR IT when Brownstone tourist Donald refuses to share his basket of tasty comestibles.

This is an unremarkable little film, enjoyable but significant only as the debut of fussbudget Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore - voiced by Bill Thompson, he would appear in 5 cartoons. Donald is voiced by Clarence "Ducky" Nash; Jim MacDonald does the honors for Humphrey.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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