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Fun and Fancy Free (1947)."I think I'll go out and wind the sundial."

This week somehow a lovesick bear and a Mickey-fied Jack and the Beanstalk translates to Fun and Fancy Free. You're invited to one of the creepiest birthday parties you've ever seen so grab your woman bear, give her a slap and find yourself scratching your head at the entertainment of days past.


 

Storyline : Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another short film, re-released as "Bongo"




Stars: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Luana Patten and Anita Gordon


Awards: 0 Wins & 0 Nominations


Film Budget: Unknown

Gross Worldwide: Unknown



 

Some very odd musical choices here. Including the Bear slapping song. We can't even with this one.








 

It's Got That DISNEY MAGIC!

  1. Edgar Bergen was one of the most popular ventriloquists of the 1940s even having his own radio show featuring Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. After seeing this film he said he was dismayed to see how much he moved his lips, blaming it on the fact that on radio he did not have to not move his lips and had become spoiled.

  2. While the film is often credited as the last time Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse, this is inaccurate. It was indeed the last film to feature Disney's voice, as he recorded much of Mickey's dialogue in the spring and summer of 1941. But later, Disney recorded some lines as Mickey Mouse for the television show The Mickey Mouse Club (1955).

  3. The song "Fun and Fancy Free (I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow)" as sung by Jiminy Cricket was intended to be used in Pinocchio (1940) but was dropped.

  4. Billy Gilbert voiced Willie the Giant. He was a well known radio comic whose best-known gag was a comic sneeze. He also voiced Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

  5. Unlike many of the Walt Disney films, Fun and Fancy Free (1947) has not been re-released over and over. However, both of the animated segments have been shown separately on television.


 

If you feel so inclined the Fun and Fancy Free film can be seen here on Disney+


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