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A Bear for Punishment (1951)

It's Father's Day, and Junyer and Ma have a bunch of big surprises in store for good ol' Pa, including a pipe filled with gunpowder. To top it off, there's a gala Father's Day pageant, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Ma Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Pa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Freberg ... Junyer Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's Father's Day, and Junyer and Ma have a bunch of big surprises in store for good ol' Pa, including a pipe filled with gunpowder. To top it off, there's a gala Father's Day pageant, and Pa sits cringing through Junyer's recitation and aghast at Ma's tap-dancing rendition of "I'm Just Wild About Father." Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El día del padre See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the standard practice of always having his name appear in the credits, Mel Blanc does not actually voice any characters in this cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Junyer Bear: I will fill your favorite pipe for you, dear old dad, Pa. G-U-N-P-O-W-D-E-R, tobacco. I am a good speller, I am. C-A-T, dog. B-A-T, Rhode Island.
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Connections

Follows Bear Feat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

My Buddy
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
[Played as background music during Junyer's recital.]
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Got Better As It Went Along
2 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It's Father's Day and "Junyer," who looks like Baby Huey except he's a bear in diapers, has set off a ton of alarm clocks early in the morning. The father, "Henry," gently tells his kid he's not happy with those clocks, punching his kid in the face! When Ma reminds Pa that it's Father's Day, Pa literally turns into "a first class heel."

That kind of sets the tone for this cartoon. The kid wants to pamper the old man for the day - but will kill him instead because he's so stupid (i.e. he spells "tobacco" g-u-n-p-o-w-d-e- r) and the father doesn't want the attention, just to be left alone. The mother is kind of goofy, too. This is a real dysfunctional family.

In the last three minutes, I laughed out loud a number of times as the material in here got better and better with some clever, dark humor lines. Junyar's one-act play and Ma's tap dancing are both flat-out hilarious.


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