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In the Bag (1956)

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A ranger tries to get his bears to clean up the mess the tourists have left behind.



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Uncredited cast:
James MacDonald ...
Humphrey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Weaver ...
Smokey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)


The tourists have left behind lots of trash. Ranger Woodlore enlists his bears to clean up by turning the task into a game (and a dance), but when he takes to his hammock, they see through his ruse. Plan B: bribery no food until cleanup complete. But all the other bears put their trash in to Humphrey's section, so he resorts to a number of unsuccessful ruses to dispose of it. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

27 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Björnarnas rock'n roll  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In later broadcasts of this short film on television, the part involving Smokey the Bear was removed. See more »


In one scene of the full-screen version (but not the Cinemascope version), when a rabbit pushes all of the trash out of its bush that Humphrey had swept it into, the whole line of trash moves together, even the part which is past and should have been left behind. See more »


Put It in the Bag (The Humphrey Hop)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Daws Butler
Performed by Bill Thompson
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Very cool for kids.
16 March 2002 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was about 3 years old. This was the only way my mother could get me to pick up my toys. We'd do the whole song and dance every couple of hours. So very cool that they can use cartoons to send positive messages, like "Be neat and clean up after yourself." If you can, find a copy for yourself.

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