Western Animation: Humphrey The Bear
A fat, dumb, freeloading bear who lives in Brownstone National Park and is always on the lookout for an easy meal. Humphrey tended to run afoul of Donald Duck and fussy ranger J. Audubon Woodlore.The Humphrey cartoons have been aptly described as "belly-laugh" shorts by Leonard Maltin, as they feature a broader, wilder style of comedy than the usually cute or coy gags typically associated with the Classic Disney Shorts.Not to be confused with the star of the Australian children's show Here's Humphrey.
1950Hold That Pose (Goofy cartoon)
1954Grin and Bear It
1955Bearly AsleepRugged BearBeezy Bear
1956Hooked Bear (One of only two shorts in his own series)In the Bag (One of only two shorts in his own series)Donald's Grizzly GuestDonald's Fish FryHot Tub HumphreySurvival of the Woodchucks
Media Featuring Humphrey:Television shows:
- The Mickey Mouse Club
- Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
- Goof Troop
- Mickey Mouseworks / House of Mouse
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Cameo appearance in one episode)
Tropes That Apply to Humphrey:
- Bears Are Bad News: Well, sort of. Humphrey may make life harder for those around him, but he's a pest rather than an actual threat.
- Beary Funny
- Big Eater: When he can get food, that is.
- Catch Phrase: A very distinctive "heh".
- Expy: Not Humphrey himself, but when Humphrey's creator Jack Hannah left Disney for Walter Lantz, he created a new character named Fatso Bear, who was more or less identical to Humphrey.
- The Golden Age of Animation
- Shark Fin Of Doom: In one cartoon, Humphrey takes the keel from a toy sailboat and wears it on his head as a fin to scare away fishermen and keep the fish for himself.
- Wrong Type Of Mammal Mammaries: Rare male example.
- The Unintelligible: Humphrey's speech consists of grunts, mumbles, and whines.