Grin and Bear It (film)

Grin and Bear It

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Hannah
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by David Detiege
Al Bertino
Starring Clarence Nash
James MacDonald
Bill Thompson
Music by Oliver Wallace
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
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Running time
7 min
Country USA
Language English

Grin and Bear It is a Disney animated short featuring Donald Duck, who appears as a visitor to a park, and Humphrey's third appearance.


Donald Duck is on his way to Brownstone National Park to have "fun, fun, fun". Meanwhile, the park ranger gathers all the bears and assigns each of them to associate with a park visitor; any bear who commits a crime in the park will suffer "the supreme penalty" (i.e., being executed and made into a bearskin rug). When all the bears pick their visitor, Humphrey is stuck with Donald. At first, he makes an attempt to earn some of Donald's food by dancing but to no avail. He does earn Donald's attention when helping him set up his picnic and assorting his sandwiches for him, but goes unrewarded when it seems so. Humphrey finally tries to snitch some of Donald's food, mistakingly swallowing a hot red pepper, and cools down by drinking from a nearby waterfall. Donald then leaves the park, so Humphrey follows Donald out onto the road, draws a tire mark on himself, and makes Donald believe he ran him over. Donald gives Humphrey his food, but soon realizes he has been tricked. Donald then calls for the ranger, and he and Humphrey fight with each other and drop all the food on the road, and the ranger assigns them to clean it up. In the process, the ranger tries to steal the ham, but gets caught out by Donald and Humphrey, who shake their fingers at him to remind him that stealing is prohibited.


When the ranger shows the bears "the supreme penalty", the notes of the Dragnet theme was played.

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