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The Bears and the Bees

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : July 9, 1932

Running Time : 6:18


Two cute bear cubs (who share more than a passing resemblance to Mickey Mouse) run afoul of a swarm of honeybees -- but luckily the brunt of their wrath is directed at a grumpy old grizzly.


Wilfred Jackson
Albert Hurter
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Dave Hand
Ben Sharpsteen
Charles Couch
Marvin Woodward
Charles Hutchinson
Harry Reeves
Dick Williams
Jack King
Dick Lundy
Fred Moore
Fred Spencer
Frank Tipper
Joe D'Igalo
Hardie Gramatky
Frank Churchill


United States
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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by United Artists Pictures


From Jerry Edwards : I especially liked how well the short makes you sympathize with the bear cubs after the greedy adult bear chases them away from their food - first the berry bush and then the honey. I still cheer when the adult bear is driven off by the bees, leaving the honey to the cubs. Very nice animation - especially the special effects of the water running in the stream and small waterfall.

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