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Pa sees a want ad calling for vaudeville acts and tries to whip the family into shape for the job. Pa winds up being the only one getting whipped.

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Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pa Bear Shout (voice)
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Storyline

While eating breakfast, Papa Bear reads a newspaper advertisement for a trick bear act and decides his family will audition for said act. The bear family practices each act, but Junior Bear continuously ruins the rehearsal (usually through his stupidity or weight). In the end, a frustrated Papa Bear discovers the ad in question came from a April 1928 newspaper. He tries to commit suicide but is saved by Junior, who gets clocked for his trouble! Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akrobat oh See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the beginning of the show, Pa Bear is shown reading a newspaper with a Bugs Bunny comic strip on it. It is later revealed that the newspaper he was reading was dated in the year 1928. This is ten years before the Bugs Bunny character was created. See more »

Quotes

Pa Bear: What did I do to deserve such a family?
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Alternate Versions

TV airings of Bear Feat censor the last scene due to showing Papa Bear attempting suicide by throwing himself off a cliff, only to be saved by Junior carrying a tub full of water in which Papa lands on. See more »


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Perpetual Motion
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Music by Johann Strauss
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"What did I do to deserve such a family?"
19 June 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Three Bears cartoons are worthy of more praise than they get rather than the relative obscurity they garnered for some time, because they are well made with Papa and Junyer being very interesting and entertaining characters and some of the funniest material to come out of any cartoon from the late 40s.

Other than the waste of Mel Blanc, who has practically nothing to do here, 'Bear Feat' is an excellent cartoon and one of the better Three Bears cartoons (so far my personal favourite has been their final one 'A Bear for Punishment') to me.

As ever with early and mid-career Chuck Jones, considered one of the giants in animation for a reason, the animation is very good. Mama Bear's character design is more refined than in 'Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears' and 'What's Brewin' Bruin?', while the colours are bright and vibrant without being gaudy or flat, the backgrounds are never elaborate or simplistic instead very nicely detailed, the bears are crisply drawn and movements are smooth.

Carl Stalling does another outstanding job providing the music. Not even the very strong and almost as consistent Milt Franklyn wrote music as beautifully and cleverly orchestrated, as rhythmically energetic and characterful and uniquely action-enhancing (as well as fitting wonderfully) as Stalling did.

Papa Bear and Junyer are brilliantly depicted and wickedly funny, Junyer with his stupidity and Papa with his bad temper, Jones once again displaying great ability in packing in so many personality to his cartoons and characters in such a short running time. Mama Bear has more to do than before and while not as funny or as interesting she is not as bland thankfully.

'Bear Feat' is extremely funny, the best parts hilarious. The dialogue, especially Papa Bear's, is deliciously witty and there are some inspired gags and visuals like the somersault one. Bea Benaderet and Stan Freberg do stellar work as Mama and Junyer, but the biggest impression comes from Billy Bletcher who is spot-on as Papa.

Overall, excellent cartoon with very little wrong other than Blanc being wasted. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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