Mickey, Donald, and Goofy live in a land where everything is dried up and dead. The only food they have is one loaf of bread, even Donald's plans of killing their cow fail. So Mickey ... See full summary »
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
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This is one of the first Walt Disney films to list the voice credits for the animated characters, and the first to actually list Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy as if they were actors in a live-action film. See more »
"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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