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Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Music | 27 September 1947 (USA)
Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: "Bongo," about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and "Mickey and the Beanstalk," a take on the famous fairy tale.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edgar Bergen ...
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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Charlie McCarthy ...
Mortimer Snerd ...
Luana Patten ...
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Mickey Mouse (voice)
Anita Gordon ...
Singing Harp (voice)
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Jiminy Cricket (voice)
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Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck / Cat (voice)
The King's Men ...
Singers (as The Kings Men)
The Dinning Sisters ...
The Starlighters ...
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Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another short film, re-released as "Bongo". Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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It's Got That DISNEY MAGIC! (original print media ad - many caps)


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27 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Fun and Fancy Free, Featuring Mickey and the Beanstalk  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947) project began in 1940, and originally, Sterling Holloway was planned to be the narrator. See more »

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Edgar Bergen: [Mortimer is crying because Willie got killed] What I'm trying to explain, Mortimer, is that Willie the Giant didn't actually exist.
Mortimer Snerd: No?
Edgar Bergen: No. He's a metaphysical phenomenon of your subconscious mind, a phantasmagoria of your mental faculties.
Mortimer Snerd: Yeah?
Edgar Bergen: In other words, just a figment of your imagination.
Mortimer Snerd: No!
Edgar Bergen: Yes. So there's nothing to be upset about.
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Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Mickey Mouse, Jiminy Cricket, and Donald Duck are billed as if they were actors, when they are fictional characters. See more »

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Edited into Bongo (1947) See more »

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My Favorite Dream
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Bill Walsh and Ray Noble
Performed by Anita Gordon
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This movie made me "Fun and Fancy Free!"
30 July 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

The duo of Disney and RKO continue the magic onto 1947 with this flick, "Fun and Fancy Free." In it are a couple of wonderful and terrific stories: "Bongo," and "Mickey and the Beanstalk." Again, this movie has everything that you would expect in a Disney classic. Also, look out for more great Disney friends, like Jiminy Cricket!!!!!

One interesting fact: did you know that Walt Disney, the man who created Mickey, was the voice of Mickey Mouse? In "Mickey and the Beanstalk," Walt Disney himself voiced as Mickey Mouse, and that would end up being his last cartoon to do so.

So, this shows that movies like this just aren't made anymore. (sniff) But still, watch this movie with your children, enjoy it, and have a whole lot of fun with "Fun and Fancy Free!!!!!" 10 out of 10 stars.


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