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Pa sees a want ad calling for vaudeville acts and tries to whip the family into shape for the job. Pa winds up being the only one getting whipped.


Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)


Michael Maltese (story)

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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pa Bear Shout (voice)


While eating breakfast, Papa Bear reads a newspaper advertisement for a trick bear act and decides his family will audition for said act. The bear family practices each act, but Junior Bear continuously ruins the rehearsal (usually through his stupidity or weight). In the end, a frustrated Papa Bear discovers the ad in question came from a April 1928 newspaper. He tries to commit suicide but is saved by Junior, who gets clocked for his trouble! Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

10 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akrobat oh See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beginning of the show, Pa Bear is shown reading a newspaper with a Bugs Bunny comic strip on it. It is later revealed that the newspaper he was reading was dated in the year 1928. This is ten years before the Bugs Bunny character was created. See more »


Pa Bear: What did I do to deserve such a family?
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Alternate Versions

TV airings of Bear Feat censor the last scene due to showing Papa Bear attempting suicide by throwing himself off a cliff, only to be saved by Junior carrying a tub full of water in which Papa lands on. See more »


Followed by A Bear for Punishment (1951) See more »


She Was an Acrobat's Daughter
Music by Harry Ruby
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ah, family life...
28 October 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

When I see what happens to the Three Bears in Chuck Jones's cartoons, it's easy to see this ursine brood as a possible inspiration for "All in the Family" (Jones in fact often compared the two series). In this case, they try to form a vaudeville act, but Pa always suffers due to Junyer's incompetence (and body mass)! And finally, Ma reveals something that would have helped earlier!

Jones retired the Three Bears in 1951 (I guess that he wanted to concentrate on Pepe Le Pew and Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote). Even in the few years that they were one of his personal groups of stars, they sure did some hilarious stuff. "Bear Feat" is definitely a classic. Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher and Stan Freberg were great voice artists just like Mel Blanc was.

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