Can you name the characters on this Totem Pole, which sits outside the Mercantile store at Disney's Wilderness Lodge?
Got Mickey, Goofy and Donald pretty easily, I would imagine, but who's that bear?
staying at the Wilderness Lodge a couple of years ago, we took the
excellent ranger guided tour. When the ranger asked who in our group of
about 12 could name the characters, only my wife and I knew this bear is
I have a few Humphrey collectibles. One is a 12" resin reproduction of
the Totem Pole above which I purchased at the Wilderness Lodge
Mercantile for $20.95.
Humphrey first appeared in a Goofy short from 1950,
titled "Hold That Pose", though he is bearly (pun intended) recognizable
as the bear he would develop into. This short can be found on the "Walt
Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy" DVD set.
Next he went on
to appear in four classic Donald Duck cartoons: "Rugged Bear", 1953,
"Grin and Bear it", 1954, "Bearly Asleep", and "Beezy Bear", both from
1955. All 4 of these can be found on "Walt Disney Treasures: The
Chronological Donald: Volume 4" DVD set.
He even starred in his
own cartoons in 1955,"Hooked Bear", and one of my favorite short cartoons of all
time, "In the Bag" both of which can be found on the "Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities:
Celebrated Shorts: 1920s-1960s" set.
I'll share more Humphrey in the future here on Disney Musings.