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Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (1944)

The stories of "Goldilocks" and "Little Red Riding Hood" collide with the world of jazz, resulting in three jiving bears and a jitterbugging Big Bad Wolf.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Big Bad Wolf / Wee Small Bear / Western Union Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge Vivian Dandridge ... Goldilocks (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Grandmother (voice) (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

An all-black cast, featuring the Three Bears as a jazz combo, combines the stories of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood." Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »

Quotes

Goldilocks: [noticing the wolf in bed with her] Say who are you? you ain't the three old bears!
Big Bad Wolf: You bet I ain't honey but lordy who cares!
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Soundtracks

Puddin' Head Jones
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Music by Lou Handman
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A great score in a jazzy take on Goldilocks
24 May 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is just wonderful, with a jazz soundtrack and with the three bears as a jazz combo that takes a break (takes five) because their instruments get too hot from their playing. This is another short that will probably never see broadcast or commercial release because it's politically incorrect. Which is truly a shame, because there's nothing here that would offend anyone, unless it's someone that sees racist overtones in their breakfast cereal. It's fast paced, infectious and totally delightful. Well worth seeing. Most highly recommended.


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