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Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)

Spike gets a job running the house for a hibernating bear. Only problem is that same bear is VERY noise-sensitive, and Spike's got a rival that wants his job.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writers:

Heck Allen (story), Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daws Butler ... Dog pound proprietor / Joe Bear (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Spike (voice)
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Spike gets a job running the house for a hibernating bear. Only problem is that same bear is VERY noise-sensitive, and Spike's got a rival that wants his job. Written by Reidar Lyng <groucho@phc.chalmers.se>

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Goofs

After the bear kicks Spike his scarf disappears and remains missing for the rest of the cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bear: [the little dog has knocked on Joe's door and hides as Spike arrives] Shut up! Quiet! Don't knock so loud! There's one thing I hate and that's noise! I said I hate noise!
[to Spike]
Joe Bear: Well don't just stand there come on in!
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Rock-a-Bye Bear is another great Tex Avery cartoon I just rewatched
27 November 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

When Federator.com linked this cartoon from YouTube and mentioned the short's premise in the blog, I had to watch this again since I remember laughing at it so much in the late '70s when I was a kid watching the weekday afternoon "Tom and Jerry" show where Tex Avery's Rock-a-Bye Bear was showcased. In a nutshell, Spike the bulldog has a job to watch a bear stay hibernated during winter. Trouble is, another dog wants that job and since the bear is constantly shouting about wanting complete quiet and usually wakes up at the slightest noise, that other dog does everything in his power to make sure Spike loses his job. Fortunately, Spike always finds a way to go way outside to avoid the sleeping bear's ears...Just as hilarious as I remembered it and that bear-voiced by Daws Butler in a Southern loud mouth tone that sounds like a bellicose Huckleberry Hound-provides some of the cartoon's highlights along with all those tricks of that other dog. All I can say after that is, if you love Tex Avery, you'll definitely love this cartoon!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Björn i ide See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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