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The Bear That Wasn't (1967)

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A bear wakes out of hibernation in the middle of a human society that blindly refuses to recognize him as an animal.

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The Bear That Wasn't is a ten minute animated short about a bear that settles down for his long winter nap. While he is asleep the progress of man continues. He wakes up to find himself in the middle of an industrial complex. He then gets confused by the foreman as a worker and is told to work. To this he responds, "but I'm not a man, I'm a Bear." He is taken to each of his successive bosses, who try to convince him that he is just a very hairy man that needs a shave... Written by <kendel@livenet.net>

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This was MGM's last theatrical animated short. MGM's animation focused on television after this title was released. See more »

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Beautiful peace of work
21 December 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I had never seen this ten minute long Chuck Jones cartoon before. It's one of his very best. The colors are mindbending, as are the animation and drawings. I felt alternately robbed that I had never seen it before, and happy that I finally did get to see it! 9/10


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