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Bearly Asleep (1955)

Park ranger Donald sends his bears off to hibernate, but Humphrey would rather stay in his hammock, run out for a glass of water, etc., than sleep; when he does get to sleep, his snoring ... See full summary »

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Jack Hannah

Writers:

Al Bertino (story), David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege)
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Uncredited cast:
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Humphrey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Park ranger Donald sends his bears off to hibernate, but Humphrey would rather stay in his hammock, run out for a glass of water, etc., than sleep; when he does get to sleep, his snoring gets him thrown out. His search for a new bed leads him right into the ranger's house. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anders ands vintersøvn See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Looking For That Long Winter's Sleep
11 November 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

Humphrey is BEARLY ASLEEP for the Winter when his snoring gets him ostracized from the ursine cave. Will Ranger Duck be persuaded to give him more salubrious hibernation accommodations?

This was one of a short series of cartoons to feature Humphrey. The film is quite routine, but the Duck and the Bear are always humorous to watch. Clarence "Ducky" Nash supplied Donald's unique voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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