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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


Shuji Hirami, Peter J. Solmo (English version)


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Jack and his mother are so poor that Jack is sent to the market to sell their only cow. When Jack returns with a handful of beans, his mother is upset and throws the beans out the window. ... See full summary »

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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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Release Date:

13 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack og bønnestengelen See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tune played by the magician (who sells the beans to Jack) is the same as the one sung when the beanstalk is growing, but with lyrics. Listen carefully. 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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watching this truly makes me happy
16 April 2005 | by SethKillSee all my reviews

it's strange when you find that you have the same story as so many other people. especially when something is so rare like this movie. but yes i must admit that i too got the chance to view an old recorded copy of this film when i was much younger, years and years ago. this was actually in a daycare i went to. and as i eventually left, so did my chance at viewing the movie. that is until like 10 years later when i searched and searched and managed to get my hands on an old rental copy. id never been happier.

this movie is insane. by insane i mean the presence it gives off when you watch it. the animation is brilliant and has a definite japanimation feel, yet is something unique. the characters and series of events are probably the most creative in any adaption of anything I've seen. and id forgotten how entrancing the music is until i finally watched it again after all those years. its strange when something actually sticks into your mind so firmly when you are so young. things usually just pass by and your attention isn't as focused. but there is just something about this movie really penetrates the mind. even when you're older. this movie honestly wipes the floor with Disney.

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