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Cartoon Culture

Happy Father’s Day 2014!

As we’ve done in the past and will continue to do so until someone makes a funnier Father’s Day-themed piece of animation, here’s a clip from Chuck Jones’ classic 1951 short A Bear for Punishment.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
  • jhalpernkitcat

    I always loved the part where all those alarm clocks go off and Henry is frantically trying to turn them off without success–until Junior tells them “Shh!”

  • martin

    hahaha great short. love the father’s reactions in the chair.

    • Paul G. Christoforos

      Yeah, martin, well the interesting thing about Henry Bear’s expressions is that, you know, no writer would come up with a gag like that. Only an animator, cartoonist, and artist would come up with a gag like that and you have to be really good to pull that off.

  • Paul M

    A select few pieces of animation over the years have made me laugh so hard they damn near killed me. This was one of them.

    Thanks Chuck Jones for making this, and Bea Benaderet for voicing Ma bear.