Kiko and the Honey Bears

Kiko and the Honey Bears is a 1936 traditionally animated buddy comedy short film created at Terrytoons, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second film to feature Kiko the Kangaroo as well as the character's first solo short film.[2]

Kiko and the Honey Bears
Directed byGeorge Gordon[1]
Mannie Davis
Story byJoseph Barbera
Produced byPaul Terry
Color processBlack and white
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
August 21, 1936
Running time


When a mother bear gets burdened by the pesky antics of her cubs, she places a sign in front of her house to hire a caretaker. Immediately Kiko, who is passing by, reads the ad and takes the job.

Kiko plays with the cubs in the woods. The ways he assists them include being their diving board and seesaw. After such a play, Kiko takes a nap under a tree. Moments later, a hunter and pack of hounds come to the woods. The cubs attempt to run and hide from their pursuers. When the hunter fires a gun, Kiko is awakened and very surprised. Kiko brawls with the hunter and the hounds, knocking the pursuers out of the scene. He then takes the cubs and leaves.

Kiko returns to the home of the cubs, much to the delight of the mother bear. Singing in the melody of Kiko's theme song, the cubs tell their mother how Kiko saved them in the woods.


  1. ^ a b "Kiko and the Honey Bears (1936)". BFI. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 97. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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Preceded by Kiko the Kangaroo Cartoons
Succeeded by