6.2/10
33
3 user

Jasper and the Beanstalk (1945)

The Scarecrow trades Jasper a handful of beans for his harmonica. Jasper plants the beans and climbs up the resulting beanstalk and, at the top, finds a beautiful girl in a golden cage ... See full summary »

Director:

Star:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jasper, a young black boy, gets trapped inside a pawnshop at midnight. All the musical instruments come to life and play jazz, but a war-whooping, jazz-hating wooden Indian self-animates as well.

Director: Duke Goldstone
Stars: Charlie Barnet, Charlie Barnet's Orchestra, Peggy Lee
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this George Pal Puppetoon (production number U5-6), John Henry (voice of Rex Ingram), legendary figure of American folklore, goes to work for the C.& O. Railroad, which, shortly ... See full summary »

Director: George Pal
Stars: Rex Ingram
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: George Pal
Stars: Gary Gray
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: George Pal
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Victor Jory
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Lyre (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Scarecrow trades Jasper a handful of beans for his harmonica. Jasper plants the beans and climbs up the resulting beanstalk and, at the top, finds a beautiful girl in a golden cage playing a golden harp. Jasper rescues her from the Scarecrow, brings her down the beanstalk, and spends the rest of his days dancing to the music his girlfriend plays on the harp. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1945 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Bee: What's buzzin', cousin?
See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Goin' No Place
Written by Dick Larkin
Performed by Peggy Lee
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent variation on Jack and the Beanstalk
14 November 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

George Pal did a series of shorts centeing on a character named Jasper. This one was nominated for an Academy Award and is a delightful re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk. George Pal's shorts have all but vanished from public view, which is unfortunate, because they deserve to be seen. The disappearance of the Jasper shorts really saddens me, because they most likely have (incorrectly) vanished because of the racial content. Ironically, the Jasper shorts present blacks in a largely positive, non-stereotypical light for the most part and are very well done. Most recommended.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Jasper and the Beanstalk (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?