Rock-A-Bye Bear (1952) - Spike Theatrical Cartoon Series

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Rock-A-Bye Bear (1952) - Spike Theatrical Cartoon Series Rock-A-Bye Bear

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  • Spike Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • MGM
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Cartoon Characters: Spike, Hibernating Bear, Other Dog.
  • Voice Actors: Daws Butler, Jack Mather.
  • Directed By Tex Avery.
  • Produced By Fred Quimby.
  • Animated By Walter Clinton, Grant Simmons, Michael Lah.
  • Music: Scott Bradley.
  • Originally Released on July 12, 1952.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:21 minutes.
  • Production Number: MPAA: # 15048
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Spike the dog gets a job looking after a bear's home while the bear goes into hibernation. The bear wants peace and quiet, and warns Spike about making noise. Another dog wants all the comfort and perks that Spike is getting at the bear's home, and so he embarks...  (more)

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This short could have easily been a mere remake of Doggone Tired. If Tex was lazy at the time, it could have gone that way.
But, thankfully for us, he wasn't. This cartoon may have a similar premise but the twist that Tex adds makes it a...  (read more)

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Although I haven't seen this in years, it's the only short that I ever fondly remember. I don't know how many Saturday mornings I spent watching old prints of this one, and it always seemed to be the closer. Years later, in the 80's, I...  (read more)

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This is one of the BEST cartoons that Tex Avery put out in his career at MGM. You almost feel sorry for poor Spike because no dog should have suffered so much.

The site gags were just great from the pinup that generated a quiet wolf whistle (and...  (read more)

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This was the best cartoon ever !!!. I havent seen this cartoon in 25 years till tonight 12/8/02.Back in the 1970's my father worked from 700 pm till 7 am the next morning.Like the bear in the cartoon god forbid if anyone in the house I mean anyone in...  (read more)

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This has to be one of the funniest cartoons ever created. This stars Spike the dog in one of his funniest roles. Thanks to a sharp needle and a conniving dog, Spike lands the job of keeping an eye on the house of a slumbering bear. The bear would like nothing...  (read more)

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