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In the Bag (1956)

A ranger tries to get his bears to clean up the mess the tourists have left behind.

Director:

Jack Hannah

Writers:

David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege), Al Bertino (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Humphrey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Weaver Jackson Weaver ... Smokey the Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The tourists have left behind lots of trash. Ranger Woodlore enlists his bears to clean up by turning the task into a game (and a dance), but when he takes to his hammock, they see through his ruse. Plan B: bribery no food until cleanup complete. But all the other bears put their trash in to Humphrey's section, so he resorts to a number of unsuccessful ruses to dispose of it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Björnarnas rock'n roll See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In later broadcasts of this short film on television, the part involving Smokey the Bear was removed. See more »

Goofs

In one scene of the full-screen version (but not the Cinemascope version), when a rabbit pushes all of the trash out of its bush that Humphrey had swept it into, the whole line of trash moves together, even the part which is past and should have been left behind. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Magical World of Disney: Duck Flies Coop (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Put It in the Bag (The Humphrey Hop)
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Daws Butler
Performed by Bill Thompson
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Unique one featuring Humphrey the Bear.
15 May 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

In this cartoon short, Humphrey the Bear gets to join his fellow bears to clean the park up of the trash that tourists have left behind. Ranger Woodlore enlists the bears to clean up by turning the task into a game and dance and awards those who have completed the clean-up with food. So, Humphrey gets into a mad dash to try to get rid of all the trash and get his deserved share of the food prize.

It's an interesting cartoon short with lots of unique singing and dancing, with colorful animation and jazzy-sounded music. It's a nice one from my childhood that I remember fondly of.

Grade B


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