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Bongo, the performing bear, escapes from the circus and tries to adapt to life in the wild.

Director:

Jack Kinney

Writers:

Sinclair Lewis (based on an original story), Sinclair Lewis (story) | 2 more credits »
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Eddie Carroll Eddie Carroll ... Jiminy Cricket
Dinah Shore ... Herself - Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
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Bongo, a performing circus bear, longs to live free like other bears. When he gets his wish, he soon finds that life in the wild is not so easy. To adapt to his new life, and to win the heart of his new-found love, he will have to learn the ways of the wild bears... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bongo, Roi du Cirque See more »

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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)| Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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You gotta love Bongo!
1 October 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

While just a minor classic to some, Bongo is very cute and memorable for others including myself. The animation is stunning, considering when it was made way back in 1947; a lot of detail went into making this and it showed. The music was a treat to the ears, with a mix of humorous and poignant motifs, and the songs were beautiful and I think memorable too. I love the character Bongo, he is simply adorable. So were the chipmunks, and all the other forest animals. I liked Dinah Shore's narration, it was quite sensitive and fun, and while the cartoon is very simple in terms of story, kids will definitely love it, and adults who grew up loving this will still find it easy to like. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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