Fun and Fancy Free
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.
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.
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.
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