Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Bear Feat" (1951)

Here's another rare gem from the Dell Comics "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies" annual series. This particular story comes from "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies" # 2, 1951. It's based pretty faithfully on Chuck Jones' 1949 3 Bears short "Bear Feat",in which Paw and Junyer Bear see an ad in the paper for a trick bear act, only to find out too late that it was a really OLD newspaper!

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For reference, here's the original cartoon this story is based on. You'll notice that a couple of the gags are slightly different, and the ending is changed. Suicide attempts must not have been considered good material for comic books intended as stocking-stuffers for the kiddies in 1951!


Thad said...

Odd, as El Quacko jumps out a window shouting "Goodby cruel world!" at the end of Carl Barks' 'Dangerous Disguise' from the same year.

Jack Tatay said...

I wonder if it had to do with the sensibilities of the person writing the comic book version then. Either that, or it was because it was in a Christmas publication.

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