Bearly Asleep
Studio: Disney Release Date : August 19, 1955 Series: Donald Duck
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

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

Characters

Donald Duck
(Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Humphrey the Bear

Credits

Director

Jack Hannah

Animator

Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.
Al Coe
Volus Jones

Story

David "Dave" Detiege
Al Bertino

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ray Huffine

Layout

Yale Gracey

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Included in:

Duck Flies Coop
The Ranger of Brownstone

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 69)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 17)

Video Information

VHS

France

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

Italy

Video Parade 8

DVD

United States

The Chronological Donald: Volume 4: 1951-1961

Technical Specifications

Running time: 7:06
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

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.

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Screenshots

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History

8/6/2012

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9/12/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/1/2013

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8/2/2013

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9/3/2014

  • Animation type added by eutychus
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  • Aspect ratio added by eutychus
  • Print format added by eutychus
  • Negative format added by eutychus
  • Cinematographic format added by eutychus
  • Original Language added by eutychus

3/10/2017

  • Characters added by ToonStar95

6/14/2017

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4/28/2018

    Sources

    Jack Hannah: Director
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Al Coe: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Volus Jones: Animator
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    David "Dave" Detiege: Story
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Al Bertino: Story
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    Yale Gracey: Layout
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Ray Huffine: Backgrounds
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Oliver Wallace: Music
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)