Bearly Asleep

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : August 19, 1955

Running Time : 7:06


Kicked out of his cave because of his obnoxious snoring, Humphrey tries to find another place to hibernate away the winter.


Donald Duck
Humphrey the Bear


Jack Hannah
Bob Carlson
Al Coe
Volus Jones
Ray Huffine
Effects Animation
Dan MacManus
Yale Gracey
Al Bertino
Dave Detiege
Oliver Wallace


La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 3
Disney Parade 1
Video Parade 8


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


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 9: Woodlore and Humphrey
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 69
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 17
Walt Disney Presents: The Ranger of Brownstone

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 - Cinemascope
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English


From Kacy Shelley : This was one of two shorts aired with "Winnie The Pooh and Christmas, Too". The other one was The Hockey Champ.

Simply, this one cracked me up. Humphrey really needed that sleep after one of the other bears (forgot the names) "pinched [him]!" I also like when Donald turned the photo frame of the bears around, and it showed their backs.

From Ryan : Humphrey is kicked out of the cave because of his obnoxious snoring. He then seeks refuge in Ranger Donald's cabin. I enjoy this Humphrey cartoon quite a bit even though it has limited animation.
From Trae Robinson : I always remember the part where Donald turns the photo frame over and it shows the bears' backs. I think I haven't seen the ending. I would really like to see this cartoon again anytime soon.
From Baruch Weiss : I first saw this cartoon as a very young kid (2 or 3) on Donald's Quack Attack. I now have it on "The Chronological Donald: Volume 4" The funniest scene is where that stupid (in a funny sense) hollers "Ow, Humphrey pinched me!"
From Bryan Hensley : I don't remember seeing this short in Cinemascope-widescreen before, but the Fullscreen version is still a hoot! Humphrey tried his best to find a place to hibernate all winter! For those of you who think this short had limited animation, probably hasn't seen any of The New Three Stooges cartoons or Fat Albert cartoons. They may be experts at "limited animation", but they were still popular! I believe someone made a mistake when one of the bears yelled "OW! Humphrey pinched me!" That was Humphrey who was speaking! At the end, when Donald kicked him out of the cabin, Humphrey disguised himself as an abandoned "big baby" and the other bears took him in. They seemed to have a hard time sleeping after hearing Humphrey snore in a cradle! If you see this short either fullscreen or widescreen, you're in for chaos as only Donald and Humphrey would do! Personally, my family prefers fullscreen presentations of anything, and so do I. We shouldn't have to put up with black bars, big or small, throughout the movies, whether our TVs have 16x9 technology or not.