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Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free

Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free (1947) starring Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig,, Edgar Bergen, Billy Gilbert, Cliff Edwards

Synopsis

Two different animated stories produced by the Disney studios in Fun and Fancy Free. ‘Bongo‘ is based on a children’s story by Sinclair Lewis, sung by Dinah Shore. It tells the tale of a lonely circus bear who finds love in the wilderness. ‘Mickey and the Beanstalk‘, which features live-action sequences, casts Mickey Mouse (voice of Walt Disney), Donald Duck (Clarence Nash) and Goofy (Pinto Colvig) in a variant of the familiar tale, with the trio climbing a magic beanstalk in an attempt to rescue a singing harp.

Editorial review of Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free courtesy of Amazon.com

FUN AND FANCY FREE, Walt Disney’s 9th full-length animated masterpiece, is a delightful gem that not only sparkles with charm, but is unbelievably rich in history-making Disney moments. It was the last animated feature starring Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse, and the only film featuring all four of Walt Disney’s most famous characters — Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket. Following Disney’s classic tradition of great storytelling, unforgettable characters, music, and adventure, FUN AND FANCY FREE is the joyful telling of BONGO and MICKEY & THE BEANSTALK, two timeless tales magically brought to life by the beloved Jiminy Cricket and the masterful combination of animation and live action. And now, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, FUN AND FANCY FREE has been beautifully restored so a whole new generation can experience the magic of Walt Disney’s original theatrical vision — for the very first time!

Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free

One of Disney’s happiest films ever, FUN AND FANCY FREE makes a valuable addition to your Disney video collection.|This film marked the debut of actor Jim Macdonald as the voice of Mickey Mouse — Walt was too busy to do it himself.|Jiminy’s opening song, “I’m A Happy Go Lucky Fellow” was originally written for PINOCCHIO.|It’s the only film featuring all four of Walt Disney’s most famous characters — Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket.|Cliff Edwards, the voice of Jiminy Cricket, played a soldier in GONE WITH THE WIND — he appears in a hospital scene with Olivia DeHaviland (Melanie Wilkes).

Songs

  • I’m A Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow (1947) Written by Ned Washington and Eliot Daniel, Sung by Cliff Edwards
  • Too Good to be True (1947) Written by Buddy Kaye and Eliot Daniel, Performed by Dinah Shore and Chorus
  • Say It With a Slap (1947) Written by Buddy Kaye and Eliot Daniel, Performed by Dinah Shore and Chorus
  • Lazy Countryside (1947) Written by Bobby Worth, Performed by Dinah Shore
  • Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss, Performed by Cliff Edwards and Chorus
  • My, What a Happy Day (1947) Written by Bill Walsh and Ray Noble, Performed by Anita Gordon and Chorus
  • Fee Fi Fo Fum (1947) Written by Paul J. Smith and Arthur Quenzer, Performed by Billy Gilbert
  • My Favorite Dream (1947) Written by Bill Walsh and Ray Noble, Performed by Anita Gordon
  • Eat Until I Die, Performed by Pinto Colvig and Clarence Nash

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