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27 September 1947 (USA) See more »
Bongo, the performing bear, escapes from the circus and tries to adapt to life in the wild. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dinah Shore ... Herself - Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Jack Kinney 
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Sinclair Lewis  story

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Walt Disney .... producer

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USA:30 min
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3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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Ursus Minor, 5 June 2009
Author: boblipton from New York City

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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