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|voice =Papa:<br>[[Tex Avery]] (''[[The Bear's Tale]]'')<br>[[Mel Blanc]] (''[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]]'')<br>[[Billy Bletcher]] (1948-1951)<br>[[Frank Welker]] (''[[Tiny Toon Adventures]]'')<br>[[Jeff Bergman]] (''[[Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster]]'')<br>[[Will Ryan]] (''[[Looney Tunes: Back in Action]]'')<br>[[Maurice LaMarche]] (''[[The Looney Tunes Show]]'')<br><br>Mama:<br>[[Sara Berner]] (''[[The Bear's Tale]]'')<br>[[Bea Benaderet]] (1944-1951)<br>[[Mel Blanc]] (''[[What's Brewin', Bruin?]]'')<br>[[Tress MacNeille]] (''[[Tiny Toon Adventures]]'')<br>[[June Foray]] (''[[Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster]]'')<br>[[Joe Alaskey]] (''[[Looney Tunes: Back in Action]]'')<br>[[Grey DeLisle]] (''[[The Looney Tunes Show]]'')<br><br>Junior:<br>[[Berneice Hansell]] (''[[The Bear's Tale]]'')<br>[[Kent Rogers]] (''[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]]'')<br>[[Stan Freberg]] (1948-2003)<br>[[John DiMaggio]] (''[[The Looney Tunes Show]]'') |gender = Male (Papa and Junior)<br>Female (Mama)}}
'''The Three Bears''' are a family that consists of Henry Bear (Papa Bear), Mama Bear and Junior Bear. The Bears' cartoons most significant impact was perhaps on [[Chuck Jones]] himself, as these films (along with the [[Hubie and Bertie]] and [[Charlie Dog]] shorts) represent some of Jones's earliest work.
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'''The Three Bears''' are a family that consists of Henry Bear (Papa Bear), Mama Bear and Junyer Bear. The Bears' cartoons most significant impact was perhaps on [[Chuck Jones]] himself, as these films (along with the [[Hubie and Bertie]] and [[Charlie Dog]] shorts) represent some of Jones's earliest work which were strictly intended to be funny. In the golden age, they were voiced by [[Billy Bletcher]], [[Bea Benaderet]], and [[Stan Freberg]] respectively.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
 
 
===Henry Bear===
 
===Henry Bear===
 
[[File:PapaBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
 
[[File:PapaBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
'''Henry Bear''' (better known as Papa Bear) is the father of Junior Bear and the husband of Mama Bear. The voice actors [[ Billy Bletcher| Billy&nbsp;]][[ Billy Bletcher|Bletcher]], [[Bea Benaderet]], and [[Stan Freberg]] were playing Papa. Papa is a loud-mouthed, short tempered and nervous little bear. He would usually punch Junior if he does something wrong or say stupid. He's never absuived with Mama Bear but would sometimes act rude to her and telling her to shut up.
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'''Henry Bear''' (better known as Papa Bear) is the father of Junyer Bear and the husband of Mama Bear. The voice actors [[Billy Bletcher]], played Papa. Papa is a loud-mouthed, short tempered and nervous little dwarf bear. He would usually punch or kick Junyer if he does something wrong or say something stupid. He's never abusive with Mama Bear (except for near the end of ''[[What's Brewin', Bruin?]]'') but would sometimes act rude to her such as telling her to shut up.
   
   
 
===Mama Bear===
 
===Mama Bear===
 
[[File:MamaBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
 
[[File:MamaBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
'''Mama Bear''' is the mother of Junior Bear and the wife of Papa Bear. Mama Bear as the innocent (and deadpan) middle-bear, although she often resorts to thwacking one of them with a rolled-up newspaper to keep the peace. She would usually tried to tell Henry something important but Henry just tells her to shut up and don't listen.
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'''Mama Bear''' is the mother of Junyer Bear and the wife of Papa Bear. Mama Bear as the innocent (and deadpan) middle-bear, although she often resorts to thwacking one of them with a rolled-up newspaper to keep the peace. She would usually try to tell Henry something important but Henry just tells her to shut up and don't listen. While she doesn't seem to have much affection for her husband because, she took a romantic interest when Bugs Bunny flirted with her just to distract her and gave her a kiss on the lips. She took it a bit too seriously and becomes instantly smitten. After she stood up and sent her husband and son away, Mama Bear attempted to seduce Bugs for more compliments. He attempts to reject her advances, but is inevitably caught by her in the end. She then forces herself and kisses him repeadtly, leaving red lipstick kiss marks on his face.
   
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===Junyer Bear===
 
 
 
===Junior Bear===
 
 
[[File:JuniorBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
 
[[File:JuniorBear.jpg|left|thumb|90px]]
'''Junior Bear''' (sometimes spelled Junyer or Joonyer) is the child of Henry Bear and Mama Bear. He is seven-years old, yet he is twice as tall as his parents, and has a heavy voice. He is pretty dim-witted, but has a good heart. He appears to be an adult because of his size, but still being a child.
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'''Junyer Bear'''<ref>[http://www.chuckjones.com/shop/artists/junyer-bear/ Chuck Jones spelled it "Junyer"]</ref> (sometimes spelled Junior or Joonyer) is the child of Henry Bear and Mama Bear. He is seven-years old, yet he is twice as tall as his parents, and has a heavy voice. He is very dim-witted and childish, but has a good heart. He appears to be an adult because of his size, but still is a child. Junyer still wears diapers even though he is seven years old.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Animator [[Chuck Jones]] introduced the trio in the [[1944]] cartoon ''[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]]''. In the short, Papa Bear tries to feed his starving family by having them act out their roles in the traditional [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_tale fairy tale] from which they derive their name. Unfortunately for them, when they were out of porridge, Mama substitutes carrot soup for it, and the "Goldilocks" they lure turns out to be none other than [[Bugs Bunny]].
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The Animator [[Chuck Jones]] introduced the trio in the [[1944]] cartoon "[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]]". In the short, Papa Bear tries to feed his starving family by having them act out their roles in the traditional fairy tale from which they derive their name. Unfortunately for them, when they were out of porridge, Mama substitutes carrot soup for it, and the "Goldilocks" they lure turns out to be none other than [[Bugs Bunny]].
   
Jones' bears as introduced in the short are perhaps the first film satire of the American nuclear family and how its traditional roles were coming under increasing scrutiny in the 1940s. As Jones himself was never shy to point out, this cartoon and others in the series anticipate the failings and foibles that would later make the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitcom sitcom] ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_in_the_Family All in the Family]'' such a success.
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Jones' bears as introduced in the short are perhaps the first film satire of the American nuclear family and how its traditional roles were coming under increasing scrutiny in the 1940s. As Jones himself was never shy to point out, this cartoon and others in the series anticipated the failings and foibles that would later make the sitcom ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_in_the_Family All in the Family]'' such a success. According to the documentary ''Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens'', ''Simpsons'' creator Matt Groening even acknowledged The Three Bears cartoons as the first animated depiction of the American dysfunctional family.{{Citation needed}}
   
===Voice Actors===
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Jones brought back the Bears for his 1948 cartoon "[[What's Brewin', Bruin?]]", without [[Bugs]]. Here, alpha-male Papa Bear decides that it's time for the Bears to hibernate. Like any good family should, Mama Bear and Junyer Bear obey, but Mama's snoring and Junyer's creaky cradle keep Papa from getting the sleep he himself advocated. Henry's voice is here supplied by [[Billy Bletcher]], Mama Bear's voice is supplied by [[Mel Blanc]] and Junyer's voice is here supplied by [[Stan Freberg ]], who would retain the role for all future Three Bears cartoons, including "[[The Bee-Deviled Bruin]]" and "[[Bear Feat]]", both in [[1949]].
For the bulk of the series, the voice actors [[ Billy Bletcher]], [[Bea Benaderet]], and [[Stan Freberg]] played Papa, Mama and Junior, respectively. However, in the initial entry [[Mel Blanc]] played Papa and [[Kent Rogers]] played Junior (Freberg assuming the role after Rogers's death in World War II). After the classic shorts, [[Will Ryan]] and [[Joe Alaskey]] play Henry and Mama.
 
   
==Appearances==
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Mama Bear made a cameo appearance in the [[1950]] [[Daffy Duck]] short "[[The Scarlet Pumpernickel]]".
Jones brought back the Bears for his 1948 cartoon [[ What's Brewin', Bruin?]], without [[Bugs]]. Here, alpha-male Papa Bear decides that it's time for the Bears to hibernate. Like any good family should, Mama Bear and Junior Bear obey, but Mama's snoring and Junior's creaky cradle keep Papa from getting the sleep he himself advocated. Henry's voice is here supplied by [[Billy Bletcher]], Mama Bear's voice is supplied by [[Mel Blanc]] and Junior's voice is here supplied by [[Stan_Freberg ]], who would retain the role for all future Three Bears cartoons, including [[Bee-Deviled Bruin]] and [[Bear Feat]], released on Looney Tunes Assorted Nuts, both in [[1949]]. Mama Bear made a cameo appearance in the [[1950]] [[Daffy Duck]] short [[The Scarlet Pumpernickel]].
 
   
1951's ''[[ A Bear for Punishment]]'', the last film in the series, is often considered the funniest, and it is perhaps the most satirical. This time, it's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day Father's Day], and Mama and Junior's well-intended gifts do nothing but dishonor the perturbed Papa. Jones later stated that many of the scenarios in the short were derived from his own experiences.
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1951's "[[A Bear for Punishment]]", the last film in the series, is often considered the funniest, and it is perhaps the most satirical. This time, it's Father's Day, and Mama and Junyer's well-intended gifts do nothing but dishonor the perturbed Papa. Jones later stated that many of the scenarios in the short were derived from his own experiences.
   
Mama Bear of the Three Bears can be briefly spotted in a brief headshot during the final scene of the [[1988]] film [[ Who Framed Roger Rabbit]].
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Jones retired the Three Bears in 1951, along with [[Hubie and Bertie]] and [[Charlie Dog]], to focus on characters such as [[Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot]], [[Wile E. Coyote]] and [[Road Runner]], [[Porky Pig]], [[Pepé Le Pew]], and many others.
   
In the early 1990s, the Three Bears were brought back and featured several times in the TV series ''[[Tiny Toon Adventures]]''. Most famously, they appeared in an updated "90's version" of the classic Three Bears fairy tale (with [[Elmyra Duff]] playing the part of Goldilocks), which parodied [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suburbia suburbia] and the mass [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercialism commercialism] prevalent in American society. Papa Bear also appeared as the vendor in "Garage Sale of the Century."
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=== Current Media ===
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Mama Bear of the Three Bears can be briefly spotted in a brief head shot during the final scene of the [[1988]] film ''[[Who Framed Roger Rabbit]]''.
   
The Three Bears make a cameo appearance in ''[[Space Jam (film)|Space Jam]]'', watching a basketball game.
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In the early 1990s, the Three Bears were brought back and featured several times in the TV series ''[[Tiny Toon Adventures]]''. Most famously, they appeared in an updated "90's version" of the classic Three Bears fairy tale (with [[Elmyra Duff]] playing the part of Goldilocks), which parodied suburbia and the mass commercialism prevalent in American society. Papa Bear also appeared as the vendor in "Garage Sale of the Century".
   
In ''[[Looney Tunes: Back In Action]]'', the Bears are tourists in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris Paris]. They run into DJ Drake [[Brendan Fraser]], whose trousers have rocketed off into the air leaving him in his underwear. DJ steals Papa Bear's trousers so he can save [[Jenna Elfman]] from a villain.
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The Three Bears make a cameo appearance in ''[[Space Jam]]'', watching a basketball game.
   
The Three Bears made a guest appearance in [[The Looney Tunes Show]] episode "[[Ridiculous Journey]]", with Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Junyer Bear voiced by [[Maurice LaMarche]], [[Grey DeLisle]] and [[John DiMaggio]] respectively.
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In ''[[Looney Tunes: Back in Action]]'', the Bears are tourists in Paris. They run into DJ Drake [[Brendan Fraser]], whose trousers have rocketed off into the air leaving him in his underwear. DJ steals Papa Bear's trousers so he can save [[Jenna Elfman]] from a villain.
   
==Cartoons==
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The Three Bears appear in the direct-to-video film ''[[Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas]]'' as one of the Lucky Duck employees.
   
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The Three Bears made a guest appearance in ''[[The Looney Tunes Show]]'' episode "[[Ridiculous Journey]]", with Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Junyer Bear voiced by [[Maurice LaMarche]], [[Grey DeLisle]] and [[John DiMaggio]] respectively.
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== Appearances ==
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*[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]] 1944 MM
 
*[[Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears]] 1944 MM
   
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*[[The Bee-Deviled Bruin]] 1949 MM
   
* [[The Bee-Deviled Bruin]] 1949 MM
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*[[Bear Feat]] 1949 LT
   
* [[Bear Feat]] 1949 LT
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*[[The Scarlet Pumpernickel]] 1950 (Mama Bear only, cameo) LT
   
* [[The Scarlet Pumpernickel]] 1950 (Mama Bear only, cameo) LT
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*[[A Bear for Punishment]] 1951 LT
   
* [[A Bear for Punishment]] 1951 LT
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==Voice Actors==
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For the bulk of the series, the voice actors [[Billy Bletcher]], [[Bea Benaderet]], and [[Stan Freberg]] played Papa, Mama and Junyer, respectively. However, in the initial entry [[Mel Blanc]] played Papa and [[Kent Rogers]] played Junyer (Freberg assuming the role after Rogers's death in World War II). After the classic shorts, [[Will Ryan]], [[Frank Welker]] and [[Jeff Bergman]] play Henry, [[Joe Alaskey]], [[Tress MacNeille]] and [[June Foray]] play Mama.
   
 
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Revision as of 21:22, January 23, 2019

The Three Bears are a family that consists of Henry Bear (Papa Bear), Mama Bear and Junyer Bear. The Bears' cartoons most significant impact was perhaps on Chuck Jones himself, as these films (along with the Hubie and Bertie and Charlie Dog shorts) represent some of Jones's earliest work which were strictly intended to be funny. In the golden age, they were voiced by Billy Bletcher, Bea Benaderet, and Stan Freberg respectively.

Background

Henry Bear

PapaBear

Henry Bear (better known as Papa Bear) is the father of Junyer Bear and the husband of Mama Bear. The voice actors Billy Bletcher, played Papa. Papa is a loud-mouthed, short tempered and nervous little dwarf bear. He would usually punch or kick Junyer if he does something wrong or say something stupid. He's never abusive with Mama Bear (except for near the end of What's Brewin', Bruin?) but would sometimes act rude to her such as telling her to shut up.


Mama Bear

MamaBear

Mama Bear is the mother of Junyer Bear and the wife of Papa Bear. Mama Bear as the innocent (and deadpan) middle-bear, although she often resorts to thwacking one of them with a rolled-up newspaper to keep the peace. She would usually try to tell Henry something important but Henry just tells her to shut up and don't listen. While she doesn't seem to have much affection for her husband because, she took a romantic interest when Bugs Bunny flirted with her just to distract her and gave her a kiss on the lips. She took it a bit too seriously and becomes instantly smitten. After she stood up and sent her husband and son away, Mama Bear attempted to seduce Bugs for more compliments. He attempts to reject her advances, but is inevitably caught by her in the end. She then forces herself and kisses him repeadtly, leaving red lipstick kiss marks on his face.

Junyer Bear

JuniorBear

Junyer Bear[1] (sometimes spelled Junior or Joonyer) is the child of Henry Bear and Mama Bear. He is seven-years old, yet he is twice as tall as his parents, and has a heavy voice. He is very dim-witted and childish, but has a good heart. He appears to be an adult because of his size, but still is a child. Junyer still wears diapers even though he is seven years old.

History

The Animator Chuck Jones introduced the trio in the 1944 cartoon "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears". In the short, Papa Bear tries to feed his starving family by having them act out their roles in the traditional fairy tale from which they derive their name. Unfortunately for them, when they were out of porridge, Mama substitutes carrot soup for it, and the "Goldilocks" they lure turns out to be none other than Bugs Bunny.

Jones' bears as introduced in the short are perhaps the first film satire of the American nuclear family and how its traditional roles were coming under increasing scrutiny in the 1940s. As Jones himself was never shy to point out, this cartoon and others in the series anticipated the failings and foibles that would later make the sitcom All in the Family such a success. According to the documentary Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, Simpsons creator Matt Groening even acknowledged The Three Bears cartoons as the first animated depiction of the American dysfunctional family.[citation needed|date=]


Jones brought back the Bears for his 1948 cartoon "What's Brewin', Bruin?", without Bugs. Here, alpha-male Papa Bear decides that it's time for the Bears to hibernate. Like any good family should, Mama Bear and Junyer Bear obey, but Mama's snoring and Junyer's creaky cradle keep Papa from getting the sleep he himself advocated. Henry's voice is here supplied by Billy Bletcher, Mama Bear's voice is supplied by Mel Blanc and Junyer's voice is here supplied by Stan Freberg , who would retain the role for all future Three Bears cartoons, including "The Bee-Deviled Bruin" and "Bear Feat", both in 1949.

Mama Bear made a cameo appearance in the 1950 Daffy Duck short "The Scarlet Pumpernickel".

1951's "A Bear for Punishment", the last film in the series, is often considered the funniest, and it is perhaps the most satirical. This time, it's Father's Day, and Mama and Junyer's well-intended gifts do nothing but dishonor the perturbed Papa. Jones later stated that many of the scenarios in the short were derived from his own experiences.

Jones retired the Three Bears in 1951, along with Hubie and Bertie and Charlie Dog, to focus on characters such as Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Porky Pig, Pepé Le Pew, and many others.

Current Media

Mama Bear of the Three Bears can be briefly spotted in a brief head shot during the final scene of the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In the early 1990s, the Three Bears were brought back and featured several times in the TV series Tiny Toon Adventures. Most famously, they appeared in an updated "90's version" of the classic Three Bears fairy tale (with Elmyra Duff playing the part of Goldilocks), which parodied suburbia and the mass commercialism prevalent in American society. Papa Bear also appeared as the vendor in "Garage Sale of the Century".

The Three Bears make a cameo appearance in Space Jam, watching a basketball game.

In Looney Tunes: Back in Action, the Bears are tourists in Paris. They run into DJ Drake Brendan Fraser, whose trousers have rocketed off into the air leaving him in his underwear. DJ steals Papa Bear's trousers so he can save Jenna Elfman from a villain.

The Three Bears appear in the direct-to-video film Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas as one of the Lucky Duck employees.

The Three Bears made a guest appearance in The Looney Tunes Show episode "Ridiculous Journey", with Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Junyer Bear voiced by Maurice LaMarche, Grey DeLisle and John DiMaggio respectively.

Appearances

Year Title Notes
1940 The Bear's Tale first appearance
1944 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
1948 What's Brewin', Bruin?
1949 The Bee-Deviled Bruin
Bear Feat
1950 The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Mama Bear only, cameo)
1951 A Bear for Punishment
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1990 Fairy Tales for the 90's Tiny Toon episodes
Acme Home Shopping Show
Here's Hamton
1991 Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster
1996 Space Jam
(cameo)
Warner Bros. film
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
(minor appearance)
2006 Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
(minor appearance)
2013 Ridiculous Journey The Looney Tunes Show episode

Cartoons directed by Chuck Jones

Voice Actors

For the bulk of the series, the voice actors Billy Bletcher, Bea Benaderet, and Stan Freberg played Papa, Mama and Junyer, respectively. However, in the initial entry Mel Blanc played Papa and Kent Rogers played Junyer (Freberg assuming the role after Rogers's death in World War II). After the classic shorts, Will Ryan, Frank Welker and Jeff Bergman play Henry, Joe Alaskey, Tress MacNeille and June Foray play Mama.

Gallery

References

  1. Chuck Jones spelled it "Junyer"


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