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Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Fun & Fancy Free (original title)
Approved | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 12 March 1948 (USA)
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.

Directors:

Jack Kinney (uncredited), Hamilton Luske (uncredited) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

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)
Luana Patten ... Luana
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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Plot Keywords:

disney | circus | bear | face slap | night | See All (90) »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of the first Walt Disney films to list the voice credits for the animated characters, and the first to actually list Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy as if they were actors in a live-action film. See more »

Goofs

During the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" feature, the giant dragonflies are spotted overhead (at around 55 minutes) and Donald exclaims "Bombers!" then mimics shooting at them with a machine gun. The story takes place long before such things existed. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Bergen: [Mortimer is crying because Willie got killed] What I'm trying to explain, Mortimer, is that Willie the Giant didn't actually exist.
Mortimer Snerd: No?
Edgar Bergen: No. He's a metaphysical phenomenon of your subconscious mind, a phantasmagoria of your mental faculties.
Mortimer Snerd: Yeah?
Edgar Bergen: In other words, just a figment of your imagination.
Mortimer Snerd: No!
Edgar Bergen: Yes. So there's nothing to be upset about.
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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

References Brave Little Tailor (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazy Countryside
(1947) (uncredited)
Written by Bobby Worth
Performed by Dinah Shore
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Disney Animated Fun-Fun-Fun & Fancy Free Adventure
11 December 2016 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

This "Fun and Fancy Free" DVD (cheerfully brought to you by Disney Studios) contains two, enjoyable, 35-minute animated films from 1947.

Hosted by everyone's favourite insect - Jiminy Cricket - These 2 tales of fun-fun-fun and fancy-free adventure also feature several musical numbers as an added bonus.

Story #1 is all about Bongo, the circus bear, who desperately wants to get himself back to the forest, like, pronto.

Story #2 has Mickey Mouse (taking the place of Jack), along with Donald Duck and Goofy, climbing the beanstalk all the way up to the nasty giant's fantastic castle in the sky - "Fee-Fye-Foe-Fum!"

*Note* - Mickey Mouse was voiced by Walt Disney, himself.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

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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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