|“||With the trees shaking, the ground quaking, the crowd began to scatter. Out of his lair came the third bear, with murder in his eye. He took in the scene of love serene with jealousy and surprise. He was the roughest, toughest, meanest bear. Lumpjaw by name, a villain for fair.||„|
|~ The Narrator introduces Lumpjaw.|
Lumpjaw is the main antagonist of Bongo, the first half of Disney's 9th full-length animated feature film Fun and Fancy Free. He was a massive, fierce bear who seeks to kill Bongo due to a fit of jealousy.
He was voiced by the late Jimmy MacDonald.
Fun and Fancy Free
After Bongo and Lulubelle fall in love, the other bears who are watching them hear the ground rumbling and trees shaking as Lumpjaw approaches. Lumpjaw then emerges, portrayed as a big, mean, scary, tough bear. Lumpjaw sees Bongo and Lulubelle kissing with their noses and is jealous. He heads towards them to kill Bongo.
After Lumpjaw grabs Bongo and punches him a couple times, Lulubelle steps between them to break the fight up, which she proceeds to do by slapping Bongo on the cheek, as this is the way that wild bears express love to one another. Bongo, however, grew up in the circus and does not understand this gesture, instead thinking that Lulubelle has rejected him. When Lulubelle tries to slap Bongo again, she hits Lumpjaw instead, causing him to think that she prefers him over Bongo. Bongo rides off dejected.
Later on, after Bongo realizes that domestic abuse is in among bears, he returns to reclaim his love interest. Lumpjaw and Bongo get into a massive fight that eventually winds up with both bears hurtling over a waterfall. Bongo's hat catches on a branch, but Lumpjaw falls into the river below to be washed away and presumably never seen again by the other bears. Whether he got whisked away or drowned currently remains a mystery.
House of Mouse
Lumpjaw also appeared in House of Mouse.
- Lumpjaw is very similar to Bluto from Popeye, in which they are both tough, both want to defeat the protagonists (Bongo and Popeye) and have a crush on the female protagonists (Lulubelle and Olive Oyl).
- In an early concept art, Lumpjaw was originally going to wear clothes.