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Late Late Night FDL: The Bear That Wasn’t

The Bear That Wasn’t.  This 1967 MGM cartoon was based on the 1946 Frank Tashlin book The Bear That Wasn’t and was produced by Chuck Jones and Frank Tashlin. 

Directed by Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble.  Written by Frank Tashlin (original story) and Irv Spector (additional story).  Narration by Paul Frees.   Original Music by Dean Elliott.  Production Design by Maurice Noble.  Production Supervision by Les Goldman and Earl Jonas.  Animation by Philip DeGuard, background artist; Don Morgan, background artist; Tom Ray, animator; Philip Roman, animator; Richard Thompson, animator; Don Towsley, animator; and Ben Washam, Supervising Animator.

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I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.