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Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947)

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 »
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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 decides to trade in the cow and gets some magic beans. Donald angrily throws the beans into a hole in the floor and during the night, a giant beanstalk sprouts, carrying the house upward. The next morning, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy find themselves in a land with a huge castle. They enter the castle and find enormous foods. What they don't know is that Willie the Giant owns the castle and he does not like what he finds. So he captures Donald and Goofy and locks them in a box with the golden harp he had stolen earlier, which makes Happy Valley, the three friends' home land, dry up. Mickey steals the keys, rescues his friends and the singing harp, and they all escape before Willie catches them. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The Golden Harp slightly resembles Cinderella, at least sharing a hairstyle with Cinderella's hairdo for the ball. See more »

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Version of The New 3 Stooges: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk (1965) See more »

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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy have bean there, done that.
12 December 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

It's a Disneyfied version of "Jack And The Beanstalk" in case you hadn't figured that out already and in this tale we see Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy driven mad by near-starvation in the barren land of the previously thriving Happy Valley. This is all because some big, beastly giant stole a singing harp and plunged the land into a miserable existence. When Mickey returns one day with some magic beans instead of any proper food the others are furious but later on that night, while everyone sleeps, a beanstalk grows through the house and grows and grows and grows, taking our cartoon trio up to the land of the giant. Once there, they have fun exploring their giant surroundings until they find the singing harp. And the giant finds them.

I'm not going to pretend that I'm some animation expert here, I don't know who painted which character and who did the vocal work for the classic cartoons but I will say that this is an absolute treat for children and grown-ups alike. Directed by Hamilton Luske and Bill Roberts, this snappy short packs in plenty of great comedy and family-friendly thrills as our cartoon heroes try to save their own skins (and that singing harp).

Available in a few slightly different variations, this short is worth getting hold of if you're a fan of Disney, the characters involved (including Willie The Giant) or just enjoyable and entertaining cartoons.


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