Monday, August 13, 2007

Disney's Audobon Society...


J. Audobon Woodlore makes his first appearance in the Donald Duck short "Grin and Bear It" fifty three years ago today. The lovable Ranger will go on to star in several Disney shorts. Perhaps he would make a good character to put in DCA's Redwood Creek Challenge Trail?

8 comments:

Joe Shelby said...

Actually, with the Brother Bear theming already there, I don't think he'll fit in, though there's no reason he, and the "bump bump" bears, couldn't be seen in the waiting queue area for the Grizzly River Run (or are they already?).

Really, the place he belongs isn't in the parks themselves: he belongs as a mascot for the Wilderness Lodge area in WDW.

Joe Shelby said...

Actually, having him and the bump bump bears be the "don't pollute" mascots in the same way that Timone and Pumba are the "safety" mascots would probably be a REALLY good idea.

Honor Hunter said...

Well Guys,

It actually would makes sense having him around the bears on the trail because in "Grin and Bear it" featured not only Donald... but a silly, lovable bear we all remember.

Humphrey the Bear. In fact, I'd say it would be nice to see him wandering around the trail while Audobon would be chastising him.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone comment about Humphrey the bear's legal ownership. I thought that he was created by either Joe Hannah or the Barbera guy cause Humphrey did appear in their cartoons as well. I thought that when they left Disney they took him with them..what really happened..bum bump..thanks RWR

Joe Shelby said...

Wikipedia says that Humphrey was always a Disney property, and in more recent times made appearances in Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers and other Toon Disney half-hour shows.

Hanna and Barbera never worked for Disney. They were part of MGM's Tom and Jerry team before founding their own studio.

The closest thing to a transfer of bear ownership was that of the three bears that Bugs Bunny ran into in a cartoon by Tex Avery. Those bears would be strikingly similar to Barney Bear's family after Avery moved to MGM, though Avery himself never actually directed any Barney Bear shorts.

Joe Shelby said...

Correction: those bears were directed by Chuck Jones, and actually came out in '44, AFTER the first Barney Bear shorts came out for MGM, so who knows who stole what from whom...

Chris said...

They do make an appearance in the parks, albeit in name only...They've both got a window in Toontown at Disneyland...

Klark Kent 007 said...

Humphrey & Ranger Woodlore belong at the Wilderness Lodge. They would be a fine addition and they could teach kids about cleaning up litter.