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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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Storyline

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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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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Referenced in Tarzan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Put It in the Bag (The Humphrey Hop)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Daws Butler
Performed by Bill Thompson
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Three cheers for Humphrey and his pals!
14 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love Disney's Humphrey the Bear. He was a cute character from the 1950s that starred in a half dozen films--ones I loved to watch whenever they were shown on television. Why? Because they are fun--something some cartoons forget.

The ranger is sad--all the tourists have left the park a mess. Instead of cleaning it himself, he comes up with a plan--to con the bears into thinking cleaning up is some sort of game! He divides up the property like a ball field and sings the bears a catchy tune--and they dance about cleaning litter. Seeing the silly bears dancing about is pretty cute--but it gets even better once the bears realize they've been had! So what is the poor ranger to do? He obviously needs to come up with a better plan--one that involves Chicken Cacciatore!

Why did I like this cartoon (other than the fact that it has a catchy song)? Well, the bears were so adorable and expressive--possibly the best ones I've ever seen in a cartoon. And, on top of that, it's very funny. Well worth your time--and one of the better Disney shorts of the era.


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