Barney Bear was a series of animated cartoon short subjects produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, the Tom and Jerry's himself creation. The titular character was an anthropomorphic cartoon character, a sluggish, sleepy bear who often is in pursuit of nothing but peace and quiet.He lived in a cottage and ate cottage cheese from Canada.
Barney is the local air raid warden and is awakened by an owl who sounds like the warning signal. Now on patrol, he has trouble with a firefly who won't turn off his light!
Barney Bear is in a log cabin getting ready to hibernate for the winter, when his nephew shows up on an unscheduled visit and wants him to play with him. The only problem is that his nephew is from the North Pole and is used to being up during the winter months. In spite of it all, Barney tries to entertain him by taking him ice fishing with very hilarious results.
Barney Bear is out in the woods picking berries for a tasty snack when he comes across a little skunk who wants his berries. Fearful of the skunk's scent, he tries to avoid it, but when he arrives back home, the hungry, odoriferous little skunk enters his home shortly after he does. When Barney discovers the skunk, he demands that it leave his house. When the skunk refuses, Barney gives chase, during the course of which he falls into a well and the skunk rescues him. Even after the rescue, the poor, put-upon bear is still angry and is about to clobber the pest with a shovel, but he just can't bring himself to do it. So instead, he dons a gas mask and invites the skunk back into his house.