Maybe just over this ridge. It wasn't very far downstream that the river men had come up against a tangle of logs that manpower alone couldn't unravel. Chainsaw figured he had that cat cornered for sure. Well, I guess this spot's as good as any. By now, Charlie had caught the inviting scent of that warm, fresh milk. For now he became the hunted.
Moving out now, the Big Wonigan. What Charlie wanted was to move in for a little closer harmony. Let's cut some lumber, huh? Rescue wasn't getting one quarter-inch closer as far as Charlie could see. Now being the sort of cat he was, there's just a little chance that Charlie somehow, sometime, might have found his way back to Jess and the Carbon County Lumber Mill again. Well, he was about to make his acquaintance. When Charlie grows big, he begins to cause a lot of mischief and trouble for Jess. The Carbon County Mill was Jess Bradley's headquarters.
Just as soon as he got his land legs again. The long chain of circumstances that started on the river drive finally ended up back at the mill, with Charlie on the short end. Well, it better be quick. The film does have some visual flaws, with dust and white specs not fully removed during the restoration. A bear likes to prepare.
Well, the fun started that very night. Well, thanks a lot and so long, sister. So he headed around front. I'll keep him at home from now on. He aimed to check out the whole vicinity. I've been concerned about you.
Last to leave would be the cook, in a well-stocked floating kitchen called the Little Wonigan. It was also home base for a cougar-hating fox terrier named Chainsaw. The narrative gets dry several times where it is easy to lose the audience, but there are a few moments worth waiting for. Charlie moved in right on time for the countdown. The project was written and directed by Winston Hibler, who worked on some of Disney's most classic animated films as well as his nature documentaries.
Jess named his new pet Good-Time Charlie. You come back here with that fish! In one way or another, they got in about 39 winks, but they'd never make it to 40. So, Charlie was left right in the middle of all this quiet, with not one thing to do. Now, Jess not only had a college degree in forestry, he was pretty well schooled by Mother Nature, too. Rex Allen narrates his last Disney film, after narrating other story-based animal films like The Incredible Journey and The Legend of Lobo. One thing about Charlie, he didn't expect the workmen to do anything he wouldn't do himself.
But since he could only get one ounce to the pounce, it took all afternoon before Charlie's need for food was finally satisfied. He was lost and hungry, and he'd never learned to provide for himself. At first, Charlie couldn't catch one mouse in a whole meadowful. All he'd got was promises, when what he really needed was help. Charlie the Lonesome Cougar was released on October 18th, 1967. Now some folks say a cougar is just about the biggest mistake Mother Nature ever made.
Because there was one thing now that was plain for all to see: Charlie's river carnival was headed straight for a flash finish. Well, in a case like this, there was only one thing left to do: Find the best vantage points and enjoy the passing show. He's headed for the elevator. But Charlie hadn't read that book. But this particular evening, things took a turn for the better.