In the Beginning…

These days many of us forget possible furry origins of this species or that. Barney Bear to today Bear fursonas…maybe a stretch but it is one of many possibilities.

The Furry Waves

I’m back, everyone, and today, I post my first samples! Today, we’re going to go back to the beginning.

Well, the beginning as far as I know anyway.

So, throughout all of my collection, the first example of furry diving that involves anything resembling diving gear of today that I am aware of involves a bear’s attempts to go ‘goggle fishing’, which was a very old-timey term for spearfishing.

Today, I will showcase Barney Bear’s Goggle Fishing Bear, released by MGM in January 1949. In this just over seven minute short cartoon, the titular character decides to try his paw at spearfishing with a massive trident and a garish swimsuit.

Of course, he is a miserable failure at said activity, only succeeding at making audiences everywhere laugh at his ineptitude.

Which, I suppose, was the point.

Bear-Wear will make a comeback someday.  Just you watch.

Throughout the cartoon, he has…

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