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Late Late Night FDL: Down Beat Bear

Tom and JerryDown Beat Bear.  This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon was released on October 12, 1956.

Produced and Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Story by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Animation by Ed Barge, Lewis Marshall, Kenneth Muse, and Irven Spence (as Irvin Spence). Layouts by Richard Bickenbach (as Dick Bickenbach). Backgrounds by Robert Gentle. Voices (in alphabetical order) by Daws Butler (2nd Radio Announcer- uncredited), Paul Frees (1st Radio Announcer – uncredited), and Bill Hanna (Dancing Bear’s screams – uncredited). Music by Scott Bradley.

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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.