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The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)

While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Holt ... Santa Claus (voice) (as Robert Holt)
Kelly Lange ... Weather Bear (voice)
Michael Bell ... Honey Bear (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Narrator (voice)
Caryn Paperny Caryn Paperny ... Girl (voice)
Arte Johnson ... Professor Werner von Bear (voice)
Tom Smothers ... Ted Edward Bear (voice)
Barbara Feldon ... Patti Bear (voice)
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While the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas, all the bears in Bearbank are getting ready to sleep... except for Ted E. Bear. Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

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Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Followed by The Great Bear Scare (1983) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Written by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore
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The bear who did NOT sleep through Christmas.
10 December 2011 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

This cartoon, directed by Pink Panther regular Hawley Pratt, features a bear who manages to stay awake for Santa, despite what the title may lead you to believe.

Theodore E. Bear (get it?) works in a honey factory (wait...doesn't it come from bee farms?) and decides he doesn't want to hibernate for winter. He is laughed at and mocked but is determined to find out what Xmas really is.

The animation is similar to the minimalistic schemes found in Pink Panther but there is plenty of dialogue and a decent amount of characterization. Not quite a classic, but pleasant festive viewing.


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