The Bears and the Bees (1932)

The Bears and the Bees ReviewThe Bears and the Bees Review

The Bears and the Bees is a 1932 Silly Symphony animated short film by Disney. It is one of the better entries of its time.

I really liked this cartoon as it is immensely endearing. We follow two mischievous bear cubs who play around and find honey, but upset the bees who thankfully turn their attention to another big bear and attack him instead. That final part was definitely troublesome. I wouldn’t punish the little bears either, but having them enjoy the honey all by themselves and the big innocent bear take the blame felt problematic. Such an odd choice from the writers.

But other than that, it was a great little film which is actually very underrated and one of the best Silly Symphonies of 1932 for sure. The animation is pretty good and the character designs were pleasing. But I loved how sweet the cubs looked and their playing around was wonderful. It is the kind of simplistic, yet very well crafted entry that I wish there more of them like this, without music and with an emphasis on humor, heart and characters.

The Bears and the Bees definitely has an odd ending, but fine animation, endearing characters and it is such a sweet little film and quite underrated.

 My Rating – 4

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