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Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

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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 ...
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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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:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Edited into Bongo (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Pinto Colvig and Clarence Nash
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User Reviews

 
What A Great And Obscure Film...
23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a little kid, I saw this movie on television, and I really loved it! Then many years later, I came onto this site to see how high the rating would be. I was shocked to see such a low rating, because this movie is a great movie that is sadly obscure. I thought that this was hysterical, I even laugh just thinking about, I remember that I was laughing so hard that I was crying! Now getting back to the popularity of the film, with so few votes and so few reviews, it appears that very few people have seen this movie, and that is really sad, because the people who haven't seen this movie are really missing out on something that it hysterical, inspirational, and extremely memorable! This movie is probably one of the most underrated movies of all time, because it is a crime that such a great movie that is hysterical and memorable should be very obscure and underrated! I award this movie a perfect ten for ten rating because it has been a movie that has had a big impact on me as a child! No kidding you, this movie is something that is great to watch and enjoy!

This movie is great, having live action characters and animated characters sharing the screen together! Another thing that I loved was the fact that we have Edgar Bergin and his two most famous puppets in this movie! This movie is probably a movie that I don't think that I could have gone without seeing, because it has really had an impact on me during my childhood! I remember that not long after I watched this movie on television for the first time, I bought a video copy of it so that I could watch it over and over again, but eventually, the tape wore out, and it drifted into obscurity. It is a shame that this movie isn't well known, because it is fabulous!

If you haven't seen this movie, then you should see it, because you are missing out on something spectacular! Live action and animation on the screen at the same time, what is cooler than that? So take the time to watch this great an unsung film, because the chances are you are really going to enjoy it! No kidding, this movie really is something great to watch, you are going to enjoy it a whole lot, it is totally a great movie, I enjoyed it all the way through from start to finish!

10/10


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