The Rookie Bear (1941)

THE ROOKIE BEAR (1941)
Article 4916 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-2-2015
Directed by Rudolf Ising
Voice cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Cartoon

A hibernating bear discovers that he is the first one to be drafted into the army.

This cartoon is a comic snapshot of the process of being drafted and inducted into the army, which was no doubt a very topical subject at the time of our entry into World War II. It’s not a great cartoon, but it does have some good moments, and is a fairly amusing curio of its time. The anthropomorphic bear is the main fantastic content, though a few of the sight gags also cross the line into the fantastic. It’s a solid if unspectacular effort.

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