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.


    Filmography 

1950

Hold That Pose (Goofy cartoon)

1954

Grin and Bear It

1955

Bearly Asleep

Rugged Bear

Beezy Bear

1956

Hooked Bear (One of only two shorts in his own series)

In the Bag (One of only two shorts in his own series)

Mickey Mouseworks / House of Mouse shorts

Donald's Grizzly Guest

Donald's Fish Fry

Hot Tub Humphrey

Survival of the Woodchucks


Media Featuring Humphrey:

Television shows:


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".
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In his first appearance, on the Goofy short "Hold that Pose", he has a different design and acts more belligerent.
  • 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.
  • Fence Painting: On "In the Bag", the Ranger tricks the bears into picking up garbage by making it into a game.
  • Little Girls Kick Shins: In "Hooked Bear", a boy kicks Humphrey in the shin after he pops the kid's fish balloon float. When Humphrey complains to the Ranger, he tells him to "Leave the little kiddies alone!" and hits Humphrey in the same shin with a bucket of fish.
  • Old Faithful: "In the Bag", Humphrey has to clean all the liter in the park to get his dinner, so he just throws it all in a hole. Unfortunately, that hole is the geyser Old Fateful, and Humphrey tries to stop it before it gives him away.
  • Shark Fin Of Doom: In "Hooked Bear", 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.
  • Shout-Out: Smokey the Bear appears in In the Bag, stomping out Humphrey's attempt to burn his trash, telling viewers that "Only you can prevent forest fires."
  • Wrong Type Of Mammal Mammaries: Rare male example.
  • The Unintelligible: Humphrey's speech consists of grunts, mumbles, and whines.


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