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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 ...
Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy / Mortimer Snerd
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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

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 »

Quotes

Edgar Bergen: Now, Luana, how would you like another piece of cake or some ice cream?
Luana Patten: No, thank you. I'm full up.
Edgar Bergen: Some candy?
Charlie McCarthy: Care for a cigar?
Luana Patten: Me?
[everyone laughs]
Edgar Bergen: How about you, Mortimer?
Mortimer Snerd: Uh... I don't smoke.
Edgar Bergen: I don't mean that.
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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

My, What a Happy Day
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Bill Walsh and Ray Noble
Performed by Anita Gordon 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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