I LOVE this one... I saw it one night some years back and every time I mentioned it people seemed to think I dreamt it, until one of my cartoon junkie buddies verified I wasn't nuts LOL soo good!
The bear that wasn't is a really underrated cartoon. Not much animation, but really well designed, in my opinion. I think it's one of Jones' best cartoon outside of Warners
As much as I love Disney animation, I have to instead acknowledge Chuck Jones as the greatest designer of human cartoon characters. In Chuck's cartoons, humans come in all sizes, shapes, and facial types - true caricatures of what people really look like. It's obvious to me that Chuck loved drawing people and exploring human "types" that would communicate immediately to the audience what they were all about. Just think of the pompous opera singer "Giovanni Jones", thuggish gambler/crook "Nasty Canasta", or the hapless schmuck who tries to exploit the singing frog from hell - these and many others are visual designs so rich in personality that they could communicate to the viewer even without any dialogue (as the last example actually did!). Thanks, Shane, for posting these neat samples of Chuck's human "types" from a rarer cartoon for us to enjoy!
Thanks for posting!
Why...oh why did I not pursue animation when I was younger?Don't answer that.Instead you can tell me how to "follow" in the same tidy manner you do.
Great cartoon! I thought it was Phil Spector that layed most of this out though?http://irvspector.blogspot.com/2009/03/bear-that-wasnt-mgm-1967-irv-spector.html
i love those underbites
this is totally my favorite chuck jones cartoon. every frame could have been put up.
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