Humphrey the Bear lives in the Brownstone National Park in the USA, along with the other bears and J. Audubon Woodlore, the Ranger. He is not blesses with great intelligence and often does things which he is expressly forbidden from doing. He is often caught red-handed or, just as often, in situations which are not what they appear. Therefore the park Ranger Woodlore, is often scolding him. He is not very well liked by his fellow bears and this seems to cause him some difficulty concerning just how to act.
In his first film (Hold that Pose, 1950), Humphrey is the antagonist for Goofy. In his second film (Rugged Bear, 1953), he is pitted against Donald Duck. His next film sees the introduction of his new co-host for the rest of Humphrey’s films: Ranger Woodlore. They made 5 films together, with some having guest appearances by Donald Duck. This was between 1954 and 1956. Then all went silent around Humphrey, until he reappeared in the ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ episode ‘Bearing up Baby’; where he essentially was a main character.
Humphrey was voiced by Jack Hannah and later by Jimmy MacDonald (who reprised the role for ‘Bearing Up Baby’).
The films Humphrey the Bear appeared in:
– ‘Hold that Pose’, 1950 (unnamed bear)
– ‘Rugged Bear’, 1953 (named Humphrey)
– ‘Grin and Bear it’, 1954
– ‘Bearly Asleep’, 1955
– ‘Beezy Bear’, 1955
– ‘Hooked Bear’, 1956
– ‘In the Bag’, 1956
– ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ episode ‘Bearing Up Baby’, 1989