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The Bear's Tale (1940)

The bears go out for a bicycle ride while their porridge cools. Goldilocks comes along, but stops at grandmother's house instead, where the wolf is waiting. He sends her away, then realized... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Ben Hardaway (story) (as J.B. Hardaway)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ... Poppa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Bea Benaderet ... Mama Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Little Red Riding Hood (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Baby Bear / Goldilocks (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The bears go out for a bicycle ride while their porridge cools. Goldilocks comes along, but stops at grandmother's house instead, where the wolf is waiting. He sends her away, then realized she'd do just fine, so he rushes over to the bears house. Red gets to granny's house, finds a note from the wolf, and calls Goldy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Quotes

[to the audience]
Papa Bear: [laughing] Gwah hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo. Ain't no robbers up there; just a little girl named "Goldilocks."
[whispered]
Papa Bear: I read this story last week in Readers' Digest.
[laughing]
Papa Bear: Gwah hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo.
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Crazy Credits

After the opening titles, there is a list of the cast: Papa_________Papa Bear Mama_________Mama Bear Baby_________Baby Bear Goldilocks___By herself Miss Goldilocks appears through the courtesy of The Mervin LeBoy Productions See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Benny Hill Show: The Herd (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
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"bear" with me
22 December 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

OK, so children's stories are a common basis for cartoons (actually, Disney was responsible for that, as it was he who decided that cartoons should be directed at tykes). But Tex Avery's "The Bear's Tale" sends not one but two fairy tales down a crazy path. I guess that I should have predicted that someone would combine Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood, but I gotta say that Tex Avery (billed here as Fred) did probably the coolest job that I've ever seen. As you may guess, there are more than a few sight gags - namely the ubiquitous split-screen telephone call - and the final scene looks like the sort of thing that the censors would have cut...but they left it in! Can you imagine how that must have looked to moviegoers in 1940?! All in all, this is a funny one. Another great from Termite Terrace. Available on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 Disc 2.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 ours et un chaperon rouge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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