A Rainy Day is an American animated short from MGM released in 1940. It tells the story of a father bear trying to repair the roof of his house. The second entry in a three-cartoon series, it was preceded in 1939 by Goldilocks and the Three Bears and was followed by Papa Gets the Bird in 1940.


Mother Bear is singing happily as she cleans the house. Upon entering a room she notices light coming in through a hole in the roof. Annoyed that it has not yet been fixed, she calls to Father bear, disturbing him from his nap in a hammock. As he insists that it isn't going to rain that day the sky suddenly clouds over and a thunder storm rapidly approaches. He reluctantly goes inside to inspect the hole, plugging it with his finger to demonstrate that water wouldn't come in through such a small opening. Waiting until his wife has left, Father tries to remove his finger, only to find that it has become stuck. He manages to release it whilst also bringing down a section of the roof on his head, leaving a now massive hole. His attempts to set to work are hampered by a series of clumsy mishaps which infuriate him further. Poking her head into the room, Mother tells Father to relax and count to 10, an exercise which ends with him covered in red paint from a paint can that he furiously kicked.

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    director Hugh Harman
    keywords count to 10 disturb hear lightning open sing struggle wait
    musicBy Scott Bradley
    producer Fred Quimby
    productionCompany A Hugh Harman Production MGM
    publisher Loew's
    theme animated animated short cartoon