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Fun & Fancy Free (1947)

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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Complete credited cast:
Mickey Mouse (voice)
Anita Gordon ...
Singing Harp (voice)
Jiminy Cricket (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck / Cat (voice)
The King's Men ...
Singers (as The Kings Men)
The Dinning Sisters ...
The Starlighters ...
The Starlighters


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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Edgar Bergen and Dinah Shore were cast in the film to increase its audience appeal. Bergen had become famous for regularly being featured in the popular radio show "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" from 1937 to its end in 1948. Shore also owed part of her fame to radio, since she was a featured singer in several radio shows. By the time the film was released, Shore was expanding her activities to performing for the record market and already had some significant hits. See more »


During the bear chorus line with bears arm in arm (31 minutes into the feature), which arm is in front changes a few times. See more »


Goofy: Hey, look!
[singing to the tune of "Funiculi Finicula"]
Goofy: Turkey, lobster, sweet potater pie / pancakes piled up till they reach the sky!
Donald Duck: [scat singing] Wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak wak!
Goofy: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
[his Adam's apple knocks out Donald]
Goofy: I wanna eat, and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat until I die!
GoofyDonald Duck: [both singing as Mickey enters the room] Turkey, lobster, sweet potater pie / pancakes piled up till they reach the sky...
Goofy: [singing] Lots of starches, lots of greens, ...
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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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Fun and Fancy Free
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss
Performed by Cliff Edwards and Chorus
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This movie made me "Fun and Fancy Free!"
30 July 2006 | by 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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