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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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Homer Brightman (story), Harry Reeves (story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edgar Bergen ... Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy / Mortimer Snerd
Dinah Shore ... Dinah Shore - Narrator (voice)
Charlie McCarthy ... Charlie
Mortimer Snerd ... Mortimer
Luana Patten ... Luana
Donald Duck Donald Duck ... Donald
Mickey Mouse ... Mickey
Jiminy Cricket Jiminy Cricket ... Jiminy
Anita Gordon Anita Gordon ... Singing Harp (voice)
Cliff Edwards ... Jiminy Cricket (voice)
Billy Gilbert ... Willie the Giant (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Cat (voice)
The King's Men The King's Men ... Singers (as The Kings Men)
The Dinning Sisters The Dinning Sisters ... Singers
The Starlighters The Starlighters ... The Starlighters
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It's Got That DISNEY MAGIC! (original print media ad - many caps)


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun and Fancy Free, Featuring Mickey and the Beanstalk See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Story development for "Mickey and the Beanstalk" started in May, 1940, but the film project was delayed for several years. See more »

Goofs

During the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" feature, the house breaks apart as the beanstalk grows (at around 53 minutes) and the vines carry Mickey, Donald and Goofy upwards as they sleep. But a minute later, a shot of the intact house can be seen being carried into the clouds by the beanstalk again. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Many Faces of Donald Duck (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Eat Until I Die
Performed by Pinto Colvig and Clarence Nash
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Two Great Featurettes combined as a movie release!
21 October 2018 | by mike48128See all my reviews

Dinah Shore narrates and sings her way through a charming tale about a trained bear (Bongo) who runs away from the circus and finds true love with a girl bear in the forest. Here, there is an attempt to join it with the other short which is a classic re-telling of "Mickey (Mouse) and the Beanstalk". (As Disney often does, the giant resembles the one from an earlier Mickey 8minute cartoon called "The Brave Little Tailor". ) Over the years, this classic has been been narrated by many personalities, but Edgar Bergen does it the best, in the original version, shown here.


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