Bongo, the performing bear, escapes from the circus and tries to adapt to life in the wild.

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Bongo, a performing circus bear, longs to live free like other bears. When he gets his wish, he soon finds that life in the wild is not so easy. To adapt to his new life, and to win the heart of his new-found love, he will have to learn the ways of the wild bears... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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27 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Ursus Minor
5 June 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

BONGO is one of the two middling-sized short-subjects (a three-reeler, in this case), edited from Disney's FUN AND FANCY FREE. The story, basically a silent about a circus bear who escapes to the wild and finds true love, is narrated by Dinah Shore, with three songs by her, is, as always with Disney's cartoons, technically perfect, but it is clearly aimed at small children.

Disney was, at this point, distracted by a multitude of projects, including trying to get back into feature production after wartime work, thinking about starting up Disneyland and preparing for 1950's Cinderella, so the story is told in a straightforward fashion. It lacks much of interest for adults.


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