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Rugged Bear

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : October 23, 1953

Running Time : 6:18

Synopsis

Humphrey the Bear tries to survive bear hunting season by disguising himself as a bear rug.

Characters

Donald Duck
Humphrey the Bear

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Bob Carlson
George Kreisl
Volus Jones
Backgrounds
Ray Huffine
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Al Bertino
Dave Detiege
Music
Oliver Wallace

Awards

Nominated for an Academy Award (Short Subjects - Cartoons.) The award went to Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom.

Cut Scenes

Donald pointing his gun at the rug (which is actually Humphrey in disguise.) Also, Donald pushing the control buttons on the washer/dryer.

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 9 : Donald Duck's First Fifty Years
Germany
Donald Superstar and Co.
Italy
Le Avventure di Caccia del Prof. de Paperis
Disney Adventures

Laserdiscs

Japan
The Hunting Instinct
Disney Cartoon Festival 5
Donald Duck : A Star is Born

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 8 : The Chronological Donald Volume 4

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 30: 50's Donald
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 15
Walt Disney Presents: The Ranger of Brownstone

Technical Specification

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

Comments

From Meli : Ya can't go wrong with this dopey, yet fun loving bear! He's been one of my favorites since I was a wee one. I am disappointed to say I haven't been able to find any videos or DVD's with him on 'em. I would really like to get a compilation video/DVD of him.
From Gene McLaughlin : Humphrey is my favorite Disney character. I was in Disneyworld for my honeymoon three weeks ago and looked everywhere for Humphrey items but found nothing. I have been looking for a video with him on it for years and can't find anything. This is a shame since he is one of the funniest characters Disney ever created.
From Ryan : I enjoy this Donald Duck/Humphrey the Bear cartoon very well. It's hunting season and Humphrey seeks refuge in Donald Duck's hunting lodge, but must pretend to be his bearskin rug in order to stay. Although the animation and background art of this short is rather limited, the humor makes up for it.
From D. R. : This is a funny short - Humphrey disguises himself as Donald's rug. My favorite parts are when he comes out of the washing machine, and at the old rug at the end. That ending cracks me up every time.
From Dijana : I hope Disney releases this cartoon on DVD soon, my brother and I still talk about it to this day and we had last seen it over 10 years ago. One of the funniest I have ever seen.
From Baruch Weiss : It's a shame that Humphrey came at a time when Disney was losing interest in their shorts because then Humphrey would have been a better known character. In this short he certainly is and is funny especially in the ending where another "Rugged Bear" comes out and asks "Is the coast clear pal?" Then as he goes out of Donald's Cabin he says to Humphrey "Thanks a million buddy!" then Humphrey does his silly laugh then the cartoon closes!
From Trae Robinson : Warner Bros. had a cartoon similar to this in 1961 called "What's My Lion?" with Elmer Fudd and a lion. Donald doesn't even have bad luck in this cartoon.
From Mike : Humphrey the Bear is a really hilarious character, and this is one of his finest performances. The two scenes that really cracked me up were when Donald breaks the nuts in his mouth, and the very end scene. Just a funny cartoon all around.

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