A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.


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Credited cast:
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler)
The Giant (voice)
Marian McKnight ...
Princess Serena (singing voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ...
Mouse (voice)
Dick Beals ...
Jack (singing voice)
Leo DeLyon ...
Woggle-Bird (voice)
Cliff Norton ...
Woggle-Bird (voice)
Princess Serena (voice)


The adventure begins when Jack trades his cow for some magic beans from peddler Jeremy Keen. The beans sprout a beanstalk high into the clouds, and Jack and Jeremy climb it to discover a giant, a goose that lays golden eggs, and Princess Serena who is trapped in a harp by a magic spell and can only be released by a kiss. Written by Azure_Girl

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Release Date:

26 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basn o lodydze fasoli  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dick Beals, who was 39 years old provided the singing voice for 8-year-old Bobby Riha's character, Jack. See more »


As the giant picks Jeremy up, the harness holding Jeremy up is visible above him. This happens again when Jeremy is trying to open the door in order to free the goose, especially after Jeremy has let go of the door handle and is falling to the floor (at 0:45:17 on the DVD). This was done with a blue screen and harnesses. See more »


The Giant: Fe, fi, fo, fum!
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor: For a great, big giant you're really dumb!
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One Starry Moment
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Marni Nixon
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Jack and the Beanstalk is my favorite TV Special
18 June 2015 | by (Rocklin, California) – See all my reviews

I like Jack and Gene Kelly in the TV Special from the TV Special and they're dancing like in the jazz and vaudeville show. The animated by Hanna-Barbera Productions. I like Jack and Jeremy for the Giantland to see the castle of the Giant. Gene Kelly is dancing with the Princess and the Woggle Birds. Jack is marching and dancing with the mice for a fight. The Giant has the cat to searching for Jack and found the hole with a mouse trap for a mice. In fact, I need the DVD released in 2016 with Blu-ray and DVD. I'm sure Gene Kelly is the good TV Special with Hanna-Barbera Productions for 'Jack and the Beanstalk' starring Gene Kelly and directing himself. I wish you can do it for the Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.

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