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[[File:Bearpunish.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Title Card]]
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{{Infobox Shorts
'''A Bear for Punishment''' is a 1950 animated [[Warner Bros.]] [[Looney Tunes]] cartoon released in 1951, featuring [[The Three Bears]]. This was the last cartoon of the Three Bears series. It was directed by [[Chuck Jones]].
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|name = A Bear for Punishment
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|image = A_Bear_for_Punishment-restored.png
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|Director = [[Chuck Jones]]
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|producer = [[Eddie Selzer]] (uncredited)
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|airdate = October 20, 1951
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|series = [[Looney Tunes]]
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|Starring = [[The Three Bears]]
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|Voice = [[Billy Bletcher]] (uncredited) <br>[[Stan Freberg]] (uncredited) <br>[[Bea Benaderet]] (uncredited)
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|previous = [[Ballot Box Bunny]]
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|next = [[Sleepy Time Possum]]
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|video = [[File:A Bear For Punishment (1951) with original titles recreation|thumb|center|280px]]
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|Writer = [[Michael Maltese]]
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|Animators = Phil Monroe <br>Ben Washam <br>Ken Harris <br>Lloyd Vaughan
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|Layout-artist = Robert Gribbroek
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|Background-artist = [[Philip DeGuard]]
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|Sound effects = [[Treg Brown]] (uncredited)
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|Musician = [[Carl W. Stalling|Carl Stalling]]
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}}
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'''A Bear for Punishment''' is a 1951 ''[[Looney Tunes]]'' short directed by [[Chuck Jones]].
   
The DVD extras for this cartoon include Stan Freberg reminiscing about the cartoon and reciting part of Junior Bear's poem, "My Pa", in the bear's voice; and a clip of Chuck Jones stating that Papa Bear's growling, "I HATE breakfast in bed!" was taken from his own experience as a father when his children would try to serve him on Father's Day.
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== Plot ==
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Junyer and Ma celebrate Father's Day, much to Papa Bear's chagrin.
   
The march, "Father", performed by Junior and Ma, is a special vocal written to the tune of "Frat", a long-standing Warner cartoon staple.
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== Availability ==
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* (1999) VHS - ''[[Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition]]'' Volume 6: Supporting Players
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* (2004) DVD - ''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2]]'', Disc Two
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* (2014) Blu-ray, DVD - ''[[Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 3]]'', Disc One
   
==Censorship==
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== Censorship ==
*The ABC version of this cartoon edits the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song to remove the two times Ma and Junyer Bear fire off shotguns.
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* The ABC version of this short edits the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song to remove the two times Ma and Junyer Bear fire off shotguns.<ref name=CensoredLTMM>http://www.intanibase.com/gac/looneytunes/censored-b.aspx</ref>
*Nickelodeon left in the gunfire in the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song, but edited two scenes:
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* Nickelodeon left in the gunfire in the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song, but edited two scenes:<ref name=CensoredLTMM/>
**Early in the cartoon, when Pa is trying to shut off Junyer Bear's alarm clocks, he yells, "How do you turn these blasted things off?!" Junyer shushes the clocks and they all stop. Rather than congratulate his son (or ask how he did that), Pa slams a clock in Junyer's face and Junyer is shown with a broken alarm clock for a face before it cuts to Ma saying, "But Henry..."
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** Early in the short, when Pa is trying to shut off Junyer Bear's alarm clocks, he yells, "How do you turn these blasted things off?!" Junyer shushes the clocks and they all stop. Rather than congratulate his son (or ask how he did that), Pa slams a clock in Junyer's face and Junyer is shown with a broken alarm clock for a face before it cuts to Ma saying, "But Henry..."
**The scene where Junyer mistakes gunpowder for pipe tobacco by misspelling it ("'G-U-N-P-O-W-D-E-R'. Duh, 'tobacco'") and congratulating himself on being a good speller ("I am a good speller, I am. C-A-T, dog. B-A-T, Rhode Island.")
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** The scene where Junyer mistakes gunpowder for pipe tobacco by misspelling it ("'G-U-N-P-O-W-D-E-R'. Duh, 'tobacco'") and congratulating himself on being a good speller ("I am a good speller, I am. C-A-T, dog. B-A-T, Rhode Island.")
   
==Video==
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== Notes ==
[[Video:15 - A Bear for Punishment.|thumb|300px|left]]
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* This was the last cartoon of [[The Three Bears]] series.
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* The DVD extras for this short include Stan Freberg reminiscing about the short and reciting part of Junyer Bear's poem, "My Pa", in the bear's voice; and a clip of Chuck Jones stating that Papa Bear's growling, "I HATE breakfast in bed!" was taken from his own experience as a father when his children would try to serve him on Father's Day.
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* The march, "Father", performed by Junyer and Ma, is a special vocal written to the tune of "Frat", a long-standing Warner cartoon staple.
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* When this short was released as a Blue Ribbon ''Merrie Melodie'', the ''Looney Tunes'' opening music theme from 1955-1964 arranged by [[Milt Franklyn]] was incorrectly edited over the original 1946-1955 opening music. Not only was the opening music incorrect, but the closing was also incorrect, using the 1959-1964 ''Looney Tunes'' red [[Color Rings]] and blue background and [[Carl Stalling|Carl Stalling's]] 1941-1955 ''[[Merrie Melodies]]'' closing theme music rendition playing over the end title. The original 1946-1955 opening ''Looney Tunes'' title music remains intact as part of a Music and Effects audio track bonus feature on the 2004 ''[[Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2]]'' DVD boxset.
   
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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ABearforPunishmentLobbyCardPreliminarySketch.jpg|Lobby Card Preliminary Sketch
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</gallery>
   
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== References ==
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{{reflist}}
   
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== External Links ==
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*{{imdb title|0043322}}
   
   
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*{{imdb title|0043322}}
 
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Latest revision as of 21:29, November 12, 2019

A Bear for Punishment
A Bear for Punishment-restored
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 20, 1951
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Billy Bletcher (uncredited)
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: The Three Bears
Preceded By: Ballot Box Bunny
Succeeded By: Sleepy Time Possum
A Bear For Punishment (1951) with original titles recreation

A Bear For Punishment (1951) with original titles recreation

A Bear for Punishment is a 1951 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.

Plot Edit

Junyer and Ma celebrate Father's Day, much to Papa Bear's chagrin.

Availability Edit

Censorship Edit

  • The ABC version of this short edits the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song to remove the two times Ma and Junyer Bear fire off shotguns.[1]
  • Nickelodeon left in the gunfire in the "Let's Give A Cheer for Father" song, but edited two scenes:[1]
    • Early in the short, when Pa is trying to shut off Junyer Bear's alarm clocks, he yells, "How do you turn these blasted things off?!" Junyer shushes the clocks and they all stop. Rather than congratulate his son (or ask how he did that), Pa slams a clock in Junyer's face and Junyer is shown with a broken alarm clock for a face before it cuts to Ma saying, "But Henry..."
    • The scene where Junyer mistakes gunpowder for pipe tobacco by misspelling it ("'G-U-N-P-O-W-D-E-R'. Duh, 'tobacco'") and congratulating himself on being a good speller ("I am a good speller, I am. C-A-T, dog. B-A-T, Rhode Island.")

Notes Edit

  • This was the last cartoon of The Three Bears series.
  • The DVD extras for this short include Stan Freberg reminiscing about the short and reciting part of Junyer Bear's poem, "My Pa", in the bear's voice; and a clip of Chuck Jones stating that Papa Bear's growling, "I HATE breakfast in bed!" was taken from his own experience as a father when his children would try to serve him on Father's Day.
  • The march, "Father", performed by Junyer and Ma, is a special vocal written to the tune of "Frat", a long-standing Warner cartoon staple.
  • When this short was released as a Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodie, the Looney Tunes opening music theme from 1955-1964 arranged by Milt Franklyn was incorrectly edited over the original 1946-1955 opening music. Not only was the opening music incorrect, but the closing was also incorrect, using the 1959-1964 Looney Tunes red Color Rings and blue background and Carl Stalling's 1941-1955 Merrie Melodies closing theme music rendition playing over the end title. The original 1946-1955 opening Looney Tunes title music remains intact as part of a Music and Effects audio track bonus feature on the 2004 Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 DVD boxset.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

External Links Edit

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