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Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Music  |  27 September 1947 (USA)
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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 ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

27 September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fun and Fancy Free, Featuring Mickey and the Beanstalk  »

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(RCA Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was James MacDonald's first credit as the voice of Mickey Mouse. He dubbed in some additional lines due to the fact that Walt Disney had recorded his lines several years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Bergen: [as the beanstalk climbs into the stratosphere] And all through the night, it grew onward and upward.
Charlie McCarthy: That thing is a menace to aviation.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Too Good to be True
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Buddy Kaye and Eliot Daniel
Performed by Dinah Shore and Chorus
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User Reviews

 
Let it be known: a giant has a blues singer name!
12 November 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Fun and Fancy Free" is nothing that I would recommend in and of itself. However, I thought it neat that the giant in "Mickey and the Beanstalk" is named Willie. What's the significance, you ask? Quite simply, Willie with the IE spelling is a stereotypical name of blues singers, such as Willie Dixon. I wonder how a blues song about Jack and the Beanstalk would go.

As for Edgar Bergen, I suspect that Candice Bergen used to be known as his daughter, and now he's probably known as Candice Bergen's father. I liked Charlie McCarthy's and Mortimer Snerd's mildly sarcastic commentary; it wasn't like on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" but still funny.

In the end it's no great movie but nothing harmful. You gotta pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues.


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