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Three Bears

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 24, 2004

    Series, directed exclusively by Chuck Jones, featuring a hot-tempered and “vertically challenged” Papa Bear, a slatternly played Mama Bear, and finally a moronic Baby Bear, also referred to as Junyer Bear, voiced by Stan Freberg. Some have compared the series to All in the Family based on similarities in character and temperament. But the real fun comes in seeing the relationship between the sweet, dumb Junyer and his short-fused father, which reached its peak in the bizarre song-and-dance tribute to Papa in A Bear for Punishment (1951).

    The series consisted of five films:

        Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (1944)
        What’s Brewin’, Bruin? (1948)
        The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949)
        Bear Feat (1949)
        A Bear for Punishment (1951)

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