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Jack and the Beanstalk (1974)

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


Gisaburô Sugii


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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 Kô Nishimura ... Old-bean seller (voice)
Linda Yamamoto Linda Yamamoto ... 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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Japan | USA


English | Japanese

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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Did You Know?


[7:46]The tune played by the Old-bean seller is the same as the one sung at [16:20] when the beanstalk starts growing. See more »


When Tulip squashes his mother, at the shot where he puts his foot down, she is nowhere to be seen. 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 »

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After all these years....finally!
9 April 2002 | by ZR RIFLESee all my reviews

First saw this at the theater with a friend when I was like 12 yrs old or so, and for some reason it always stuck with me. The tune "No One's Happier than I" has also stuck with me all these years (over 25 years later), and I finally obtained a copy (a MINT copy!) for $25.00. Now I watch it with my kids, but beware -- there are many versions of "Jack & the Beanstalk" for sale. Just look down the list of the ones with the highest price tag....you can almost always be sure it's the Japanese (this) version.

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