After the summer visitors have finally left Brownstone Park, Ranger Woodlore sets up a plan to get the bears to help him clean up the park. He gets them cleaning and dancing to a snappy work song, but once the bears realize that it's a trick, he is forced to find another strategy.
The catchy tune featured in "In the Bag" was so popular that Disney released a version of it (with similar instrumentation and different vocals) as a single, "The Humphrey Hop". The song was sung again by Woodlore to his Brownstone Bears in the House of Mouse episode "Humphrey in the House", where they serve as the House's "clean-up crew."
- Humphrey the Bear (voiced by Jimmy MacDonald)
- J. Audubon Woodlore (voiced by Bill Thompson)
- Smokey the Bear (voiced by Jackson Weaver)
- This is the final Disney short produced in CinemaScope; from A Cowboy Needs a Horse onward, most shorts would return to being produced in the Academy ratio, albeit formatted to mask well at the widescreen aspect ratio of most theater screens.
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, episode #9.22: "A Square Peg in a Round Hole"
- Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, episode #14.22: "The Ranger of Brownstone"
- The New Mickey Mouse Club, March 7, 1977
- Good Morning, Mickey, episode #46
- Mickey's Mouse Tracks, episode #39
- Donald's Quack Attack, episode #60
- The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.9: "Woodlore & Humphrey"
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (VHS)
- Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities (DVD)
- Donald and Company (VHS)