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Encyclopedia > Mickey and the Beanstalk
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 September 27, 1947
Running time 70 min.
Language English
Preceded by Make Mine Music (1946)
Followed by Melody Time (1948)
IMDb profile

Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney Studios 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. Like 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 circumstances present at the studio at that 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. ... 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, actress and talk show host. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Make Mine Music is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on April 20, 1946. ... Melody Time (first released on May 27, 1948) is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... 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 fanciful 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 first appears inside a large house, exploring it and singing "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow", until he happens upon a record player and some records and he sets it up to play the story of "Bongo", told by Dinah Shore. Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. ... Michael Mickey Mouse is a comic animal cartoon character who has become a symbol for The Walt Disney Company. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Jiminy Cricket is an animated cartoon character who first appeared in the 1940 Walt Disney animated film Pinocchio. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore, February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and talk show host. ...


Live-action wraparounds (for "Beanstalk") feature Edgar Bergen, who, with the help of his ventriloquist's puppets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, tells child actress Luana Patten the story of "Mickey and the Beanstalk", depicted in animation, at her birthday party. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... 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. ... 12 drawings per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... A child on her first birthday For other uses of the term, see Birthday (disambiguation). ...

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Worldwide release dates

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Titles in different languages

  • Dutch: Vrij en Vrolijk, the video of only Mickey and the beanstalk is called "Mickey en de bonenstaak"
  • Finnish: Pennitön ja Suruton
  • French: Coquin de Printemps
  • German: Fröhlich, Frei, Spaß dabei
  • Italian: Bongo e i Tre Avventurrieri
  • Portuguese: Como É Bom Se Divertir'
  • Spanish: Las Aventuras de Bongo y Mickey y las Judías Mágicas (Spain); Diversion y Fantasia (Latin America)
  • Swedish: Pank och fågelfri (also known as Bongo och Musse och bönstjälken)

Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...

Trivia

  • Jiminy Cricket and Willie the Giant appeared during the live-action segments; the animated characters were added into the scenes using special effects.
  • Both "Bongo" and "Mickey and the Beanstalk" were originally planned as full-length features, but plans for them were cut back during World War II.
  • 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 1960s|60s. The "Beanstalk" segment in particular aired on one 1963 episode, which had new introductory segments and narration by Ludwig Von Drake replacing those with Bergen (Von Drake also dubbed over McCarthy's sassy comments). They were also released individually on video, as well as together.
  • One song used in the film, "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow", was originally written for Pinocchio (which also starred Jiminy Cricket), but was scrapped from that film.
  • The "Bongo" sequence features an instance of the "Goofy holler."
  • The "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment marks the last time Walt Disney would perform the voice of Mickey Mouse.
2000 DVD cover of Fun and Fancy Free.
2000 DVD cover of Fun and Fancy Free.

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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. ... 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, actress and talk show host. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Jack and the Beanstalk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1173 words)
Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairy tale, closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant Killer.
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.
Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk is the protagonist of the comic book Jack of Fables, a spin-off of Fables which also features other elements from the story such as giant beanstalks and giants living in the clouds.
Fun and Fancy Free - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (605 words)
"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.
Live-action wraparounds (for "Beanstalk") feature Edgar Bergen, who, with the help of his ventriloquist's puppets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, tells child actress Luana Patten the story of "Mickey and the Beanstalk", depicted in animation, at her birthday party.
Both "Bongo" and "Mickey and the Beanstalk" were originally planned as full-length features, but plans for them were cut back during World War II.
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