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Jack and the Beanstalk (1974)

A young peasant boy named Jack climbs a giant beanstalk and stumbles upon a city in the clouds ruled by an evil queen.


Gisaburô Sugii




Credited cast:
Tonpei Hidari Tonpei Hidari ... Kojo (voice)
Masachika Ichimura ... Jack (voice)
Nobue Ichitani Nobue Ichitani ... Harp (voice)
Kazuo Kamimura Kazuo Kamimura ... Crosby (voice)
Kirin Kiki ... Madam Noir (voice)
Takeshi Kusaka Takeshi Kusaka ... Paper Priest (voice)
Hiroshi Mizushima Hiroshi Mizushima ... Prince Tulip the Giant (voice)
Kô Nishimura ... Old-Bean Seller (voice)
Linda Yamamoto Linda Yamamoto ... Princess Margaret (voice)


When Jack climbs the beanstalk, he finds himself at a creepy castle in the Land of the Clouds, with a beautiful princess, people turned into mice, an evil witch hellbent on becoming Queen, and her slow and ugly son, the giant. Jack must save the princess from the witch's evil plans and help restore the Land of the Clouds to its former glory. Written by donkeymoo

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The characters have all five fingers instead of the usual four, which, ironically is a standard set by Walt Disney when he created Mickey Mouse. See more »


When Jack first arrives in the castle. Princess Margaret tells him he smells of pigs, chickens, and geese, but does not mention cows or dogs, which were the only animals on the farm. Earlier when Jack's mother is reprimanding him for giving the cow away for beans, she tells him, "all your father left us was that cow". See more »


[first lines]
Mother: Jack? Jack! Wake up, you lazy good for nothing!
Jack: Huh?
Mother: It's seven o clock!
Jack: [sighing] Oh...
Mother: There's work to be done! Get down here and milk the cow, if you want breakfast this morning.
Jack: Crosby... hey, it's morning. You better get up, we don't serve breakfast in bed around here, You know.
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Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut by ca. 7 minutes. See more »


Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) See more »

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Why can't all animated children's movies be like this?

It's probably been about 5 years since I've seen any part of this movie, but as a kid I watched it so much it must be branded into my memory. Simple yet atmospheric animation (the Japanese are really good at making something dark and forboding, aren't they?) this movie defined my tastes for cinema as a child. After watching this at about 4 years old I had basically went for darker and more deeply symbolic movies (Yes, it's true, TV does warp kids minds, but give them something like this and they'll be better for it!) I can't say I haven't changed much and I wish I hadn't lost the copy I had of this movie, but if you can find it, more power to you! *****

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Release Date:

13 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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