7.1/10
89
3 user

The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949)

It's breakfast time, and Pa finds the honeypot empty. Literally risking life and limb, he has Junyer help him raid a nearby beehive. In the end, he finds he should have listened to Ma in ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk goes hunting chickens with a hammer and clunks Foghorn Leghorn on the noggin. Foghorn sends Henery after the barnyard dog by misleading him into thinking the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Foghorn Leghorn tricks a naive young chicken hawk into believing the barnyard dog is a pheasant.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Foghorn Leghorn and a cat fight over a worm. The cat wants the worm as bait for a fish, while Foghorn just wants the worm for a quick snack.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to trap Foghorn Leghorn for his dinner, and the barnyard dog says he will help Henery to catch Foghorn on one condition - that Henery find him a bone. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A prize-fighting banty rooster, so slap-happy that he goes into a punching spree whenever he hears a bell, falls out of a truck and onto the farm where Foghorn Leghorn is in the midst of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sheldon Leonard
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hungry Beaky Buzzard steadfastly waits for Leo the Lion to be decently deceased before trying to devour him.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Hare Lift (1952)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bank robber Yosemite Sam forces Bugs to try to fly the largest airplane in the world.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Rebel Rabbit (1949)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The signs indicate current bounty prices: $50 for a fox, $75 for a bear, only 2 cents for a rabbit. Bugs is insulted.

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The other hens make fun of Miss Prissy, who still has not found a husband. Prissy sets out, rolling pin in hand, to find one, and she comes upon confirmed bachelor Foghorn Leghorn in the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pa Bear's attempts to hibernate are constantly frustrated by Junyer's snoring, Ma repeatedly opening the window, a persistent drip from the ceiling and finally, the voices of spring.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Stan Freberg
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Vocal effects (voice)
Edit

Storyline

It's breakfast time, and Pa finds the honeypot empty. Literally risking life and limb, he has Junyer help him raid a nearby beehive. In the end, he finds he should have listened to Ma in the first place, rather than telling her to "Shaddap!" Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows What's Brewin', Bruin? (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
(uncredited)
Music by Henry I. Marshall
Played during the opening credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Honey retrieving with Papa Bear and Junyer
19 June 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Chuck Jones' Three Bears cartoons are all entertaining, 'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' and 'What's Brewin' Bruin' had a slight finding-their-feet feel but all of them are well made, incredibly entertaining and the bears are nearly always depicted brilliantly (apart from Mama Bear starting off on the bland side).

'The Bee Deviled Bruin' is for me the second best of the series, after their last cartoon 'A Bear in Punishment'. It is sad that they didn't make more after this point, they were great characters and their cartoons contained some of the funniest material of any cartoons from the late 40s.

As ever, the animation has Jones' distinctive animation style all over it, especially in the character designs, the bears did start off scrappy in 'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' but became more refined in the rest of their cartoons. Everything is vibrantly coloured, the backgrounds are rich and meticulous in detail and it's all beautifully drawn. The music from Carl Stalling is typically outstanding, there is so much energy and life to the rhythms, orchestration is cleverly matched and lush and it fits so well with the action and adds to the impact.

Of their cartoons, while 'A Bear for Punishment' is the funniest, darkest and most satirical, 'The Bee Deviled Bruin' is also one of the funniest. What happens in the cartoon is not very surprising, but one doesn't care with pacing so lively, dialogue so witty and sharply biting, priceless rapport between Papa and Junyer and imaginative and often hilarious sight gags.

Papa and Junyer are rich in personality and don't disappoint at all characterisation-wise. Mama Bear isn't quite as interesting, but she is far less bland than in their first two cartoons. Voice acting is stellar, once again like 'Bear Feat' Mel Blanc has very little to do other than vocal effects which is somewhat of a waste, but Bea Benaderet and Stan Freberg are excellent and Billy Bletcher is flat out brilliant as Papa, few could do gruff and bad-tempered like Bletcher.

Overall, really wonderful cartoon and the second best of the Three Bears series. 10/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed