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What's Brewin', Bruin?
What's Brewin Bruin
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: February 28, 1948
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Tedd Pierce
Animation: Lloyd Vaughan
Ken Harris
Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Peter Alvarado
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher (uncredited)
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: The Three Bears
Preceded By: What Makes Daffy Duck
Succeeded By: Daffy Duck Slept Here
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What's Brewin', Bruin

What's Brewin', Bruin? is a 1948 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, with story by Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce, and starring The Three Bears.

It is one of four known pre-1948 Looney Tunes to keep their original closing rings. Like all other 1947-1948 Looney Tunes cartoons with Blue Ribbon reissues, original opening credits are cut but the original ending music is preserved.


The Three Bears are getting ready to hibernate for the winter. While Junyer is reading comics, Henry is playing cards with Mama, but keeps losing.

They get ready to go to sleep, but Henry gets annoyed by various cases;

  1. There is a water leak in the house. Junior pokes his finger into the leak, but it worsens.
  2. Mama opens the window, and Henry closes it, repetitively throughout the film. At one point of the film, the winter snow from outside blows onto Henry, giving him the impression of a snowman, Later again, the same winter snow blows on him, causing Henry to sneeze and hit onto the moose head. Junyer and Mama continuously attack the "moose", thinking its a wild animal.
  3. Junyer frequently rocks his bed. When Junyer has a nightmare, he accidentally destroys his bed, forcing Henry to tuck Junyer on his bed. Much to his annoyance, Junyer frequently rolls on Henry, flattening him.
  4. Mama blows the window shade when snoring, which makes the window shade frequently make noise.

Henry gets annoyed with all these, and so had his revenge by shutting both Mama and Junyer up and tieing them up to their respective beds. At first Henry seems to be able to get a peaceful rest, not until winter seasons ends; spring begins to blossom, and everything (leaves, flowers, etc.) grows, birds start chirping, and moose make noise, winter waters start to melt. When Henry hears the springtime noise, he yells "QUIET!" and makes the time turn back to winter, calms down and goes back to sleep.


  • Beginning this cartoon, the Three Bears are redesigned as their appearances in their debut cartoon (Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears) looked rather coarse and off-model. Also in this cartoon and three more after this, Billy Bletcher and Stan Freberg replaced Mel Blanc and the late Kent Rogers as the voices of Henry and Junyer respectively (although Blanc would still continue to provide Henry's shouting voice in some scenes for comedic effect).
  • This is the second and last cartoon featuring The Three Bears (after Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears) sold to the a.a.p. package for television distribution.
  • The 1995 dubbed version which airs on television also retains both the original ending card and the ending music cue (albeit with the dubbed version disclaimer added) which is below:

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