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Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (1944)

The stories of "Goldilocks" and "Little Red Riding Hood" collide with the world of jazz, resulting in three jiving bears and a jitterbugging Big Bad Wolf.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Big Bad Wolf / Wee Small Bear / Western Union Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge Vivian Dandridge ... Goldilocks (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ... Grandmother (voice) (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

An all-black cast, featuring the Three Bears as a jazz combo, combines the stories of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood." Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Amos 'n' Andy and Little Black Sambo are caricatured. See more »

Quotes

Western Union Boy: [reading a telegram] Telegram from Red, quote: sorry Grandmadder can't be there til later, I'm working down at lockheed as a riveter signed Red Riding Hood, end quote.
Big Bad Wolf: Well kill me dead!
[telegramer shoots him]
Big Bad Wolf: [leaps onto a chandelier] What's the matter with you puddin' head?
Western Union Boy: Sorry sir but that's what you said,
[in a fast Rochester voice]
Western Union Boy: that's what he said, that's what the man said, he said that!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Twilight in Turkey
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Music by Raymond Scott
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A great score in a jazzy take on Goldilocks
24 May 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is just wonderful, with a jazz soundtrack and with the three bears as a jazz combo that takes a break (takes five) because their instruments get too hot from their playing. This is another short that will probably never see broadcast or commercial release because it's politically incorrect. Which is truly a shame, because there's nothing here that would offend anyone, unless it's someone that sees racist overtones in their breakfast cereal. It's fast paced, infectious and totally delightful. Well worth seeing. Most highly recommended.


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