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Fun and Fancy Free
Directed by Jack Kinney (animation)
Bill Roberts (animation)
Hamilton Luske (animation)
William Morgan (live-action)
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Homer Brightman
Eldon Dedini
Lance Nolley
Tom Oreb
Harry Reeves
Ted Sears
Sinclair Lewis (original author of "Bongo")
Starring Cliff Edwards
Edgar Bergen
Luana Patten
Walt Disney
Clarence Nash
Pinto Colvig
Billy Gilbert
Anita Gordon
Dinah Shore
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date(s) September 27, 1947
Running time 73 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It was one of the "package films" (feature-length compilations of shorter segments) that the studio produced in the 1940s. It is the ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. As with the two segments in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, the featurettes were originally planned to be made as full-length features, but because of the studio's circumstances at the time, they ended up becoming a part of the package films instead. Image File history File links Funfanposter. ... Jack Kinney (March 29, 1909 - February 9, 1992) was an animator, director and producer of animated shorts. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Eldon Dedini (June 29, 1921 - January 12, 2006) was a cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and elsewhere. ... Date of Birth: 13 March 1900 Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: 22 August 1958 Los Angeles County, California,USA Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding. ... Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 — January 10, 1951) was an American novelist and playwright. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Luana Patten (July 6, 1938 - May 1, 1996) was an American actress. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Clarence Ducky Nash (December 7, 1904–February 20, 1985) was an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Donald Duck for Walt Disney Studios. ... Vance DeBar Pinto Colvig was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. ... Billy Gilbert was an American comedian and actor most known for his odd and unusual sneeze routines. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer and actress. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... Package Films is the name given to four animated feature films produced by the Walt Disney Studios during World War II. When the army robbed Disney of most of its manpower and facilities, the studio needed an easy source of revenue to keep from going under. ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This is a list of animated feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: Official canon The following is a list of the forty-four feature films officially part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon. ... The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ...


This film features two stories:

  • "Bongo," the story of a circus bear cub, who runs away from the circus to the wild and the adventures there that follow.
  • "Mickey and the Beanstalk," a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy as peasants who discover temperamental Willie the Giant's castle in the sky through the use of some magic beans.

Jiminy Cricket of Pinocchio first appears inside a large house, exploring it and singing "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" (originally written for the 1940 classic), until he happens upon a record player and some records, and sets it up to play the story of "Bongo", as told by Dinah Shore. Illustration by Arthur Rackham from a 1918 English Fairy Tales, by Flora Annie Steel Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairy tale, closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant Killer. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... This article is about the Disney character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer and actress. ...


In the second featurette, the story of "Mickey and the Beanstalk" is narrated by Edgar Bergen in live-action sequences, who, with the help of his ventriloquist's puppets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, tells the tale to child actress Luana Patten at her birthday party. Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by human actors, as opposed to animation. ... Ventriloquism is an act of deception in which a person (ventriloquist) manipulates his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 _ September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 - September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Luana Patten (July 6, 1938 - May 1, 1996) was an American actress. ...


Mickey, Donald and Goofy live in a place called "Happy Valley" which is plagued by a severe drought, and they have nothing to eat except one loaf of bread; in a memorable scene the bread is cut into paper-thin slices. After Donald attempts to kill their cow with an axe, Mickey trades in their beloved animal for magic beans. Donald throws the beans out the window in a fit of rage, and the beanstalk sprouts. Climbing the gigantic beanstalk they enter a magical kingdom of equal scope, and entering the castle, Mickey, Donald and Goofy help themselves to a sumptuous feast. This rouses the ire of the giant named "Willy", who captures Donald and Goofy and locks them in a box with a singing golden harp, and it's up to Mickey to find the keys and rescue them. The harp, in happier times, played a song that kept the land prosperous and fertile – until the giant stole her. Once freed, the hapless heroes return the golden harp to her rightful place and Happy Valley to its former glory.

Contents

Voice cast

Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Luana Patten (July 6, 1938 - May 1, 1996) was an American actress. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Clarence Ducky Nash (December 7, 1904–February 20, 1985) was an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Donald Duck for Walt Disney Studios. ... Vance DeBar Pinto Colvig was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. ... Billy Gilbert was an American comedian and actor most known for his odd and unusual sneeze routines. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer and actress. ...

Directing Animators

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Worldwide release dates

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TV broadcast and home video release

Although they were not made into individual full-length features, they did air as individual episodes on the anthology TV series in the 1950s and 60s. "Mickey and the Beanstalk" in particular aired on a 1963 episode with new introductory segments, and Ludwig Von Drake's narration replacing Edgar Bergen (and the sassy comments of his ventriloquist dummy, Charlie McCarthy). Another version of "Beanstalk" replaced Bergen with narration by Sterling Holloway, which was used as a stand-alone short in such venues as the 1980s TV show, Good Morning, Mickey!. They were also released on VHS cassettes, individually as well as together, and in 2000 Fun and Fancy Free was released on DVD. In 2004, "Mickey and the Beanstalk" was released on the Walt Disney Treasures line as a bonus feature for "Mickey Mouse In Living Color, Volume Two". The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disneys cartoon and comic book characters. ... Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. ... Good Morning, Mickey! was a television series on The Disney Channel beginning in 1983, which featured classic Disney shorts. ... The Walt Disney Treasures are two disc DVD sets of classic Disney works, covering work from the studios earliest days to more recent work. ...


Trivia

For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham from a 1918 English Fairy Tales, by Flora Annie Steel Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairy tale, closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant Killer. ... John James Jimmy MacDonald (born May 19, 1906, Dundee, Scotland; died February 1, 1991, Glendale, California, USA) was the original head of the Disney sound effects department, and the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1946 to 1983. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... The Goofy holler is a stock sound effect that turns up frequently in Disney cartoons and films. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The Sega Mega-CD (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. ... The original PlayStation was produced in a light grey colour; the more recent PSOne redesign sports a smaller more rounded case. ...

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... This is a list of package films. ...

References

  1. ^ Gabler, Neal (2006). Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. New York: Knopf. ISBN 067943822X. 

Neal Gabler is a professor, journalist, author, and political commentator. ...

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