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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)
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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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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27 July 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »


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Put It in the Bag (The Humphrey Hop)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Daws Butler
Performed by Bill Thompson
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Their Final Bow
4 October 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney HUMPHREY THE BEAR Cartoon.

The Little Ranger comes up with a sneaky plan to trick Humphrey & the Brownstone Bears into putting all the tourist litter IN THE BAG.

This funny little film was the final theatrical appearance by both Humphrey the Bear & Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore; although their cartoons had provided lots of laughs during the 1950's Disney now retired them permanently to Brownstone Park. The cartoon's title tune is a fine piece of swing music and is a good example of the care Disney took with providing just the right music for his projects. Watch for a cameo appearance by a Very Important Bear with a Very Important Message. Bill Thompson provides the Little Ranger with his puffy voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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 storm of naysayers, 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 childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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