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In the Bag (1956)

A ranger tries to get his bears to clean up the mess the tourists have left behind.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege), Al Bertino (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Humphrey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson ... Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Weaver Jackson Weaver ... Smokey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The tourists have left behind lots of trash. Ranger Woodlore enlists his bears to clean up by turning the task into a game (and a dance), but when he takes to his hammock, they see through his ruse. Plan B: bribery no food until cleanup complete. But all the other bears put their trash in to Humphrey's section, so he resorts to a number of unsuccessful ruses to dispose of it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Björnarnas rock'n roll See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In later broadcasts of this short film on television, the part involving Smokey the Bear was removed. See more »

Goofs

In one scene of the full-screen version (but not the Cinemascope version), when a rabbit pushes all of the trash out of its bush that Humphrey had swept it into, the whole line of trash moves together, even the part which is past and should have been left behind. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cars 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Put It in the Bag (The Humphrey Hop)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Daws Butler
Performed by Bill Thompson
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Non-stop colourful entertainment
23 July 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

One of the best Humphrey Bear shorts along with Rugged Bear and it makes me sad how under-appreciated Humphrey is. If you love cute and funny characters, Humphrey is both to a tee, and the way he's treated makes you feel sympathy for him as well. In the Bag perfectly and naturally shows Humphrey's cute and funny traits and you also feel sympathetic towards him as well. The other bears deserve a mention too, their expressions and how they act are worth laughs of their own and they are done really expressively in the animation. Ranger Woodlore is a good foil and is very well and distinctively voiced by Bill Thompson but the bears steal the show here. Speaking of the animation, it was wonderful and very crisp and colourful throughout. There is much detail to be seen and the colours are quite rich here too. The music is very characterful and always matches the action very well, the orchestration lush without being syrupy. In the Bag is a hilarious short too which makes one forget the slightly formulaic story, the gags do revolve around one thing- Humphrey trying and struggling to clean up the park- but never are they repetitive and they do have variety. Thanks to Humphrey and the clever timing they are hilarious and is one of the more consistent Humphrey Bear shorts in this respect. There is a great amount of charm and warmth here as well. All in all, a winner in every way. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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