Fun and Fancy Free Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 11426

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 39

Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/1947

Language: English

Genre: Family, Animation

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske

Actors: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Charlie McCarthy, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Cliff Edwards

Plot: Jiminy Cricket hosts two animated shorts: Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

"Fun & Fancy Free" is exactly what its title suggests, but its lightheartedness and warmth can only carry its 2 overlong stories so far.

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Delorted - wrote on 01/17/2008

In a film split into two stories, we see the adventures of a circus bear named Bongo and a Disney re-telling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Mickey Mouse (Walt Disney). Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards), from “Pinocchio,” makes his second Disney feature appearance as the host in the double-dose movie “Fun & Fancy Free.”

I don’t know why Disney thought this sort of thing was a good idea, but I guess it worked. I think he really liked doing shorts, but also really liked doing features, so he just decided, “Why not do both?” Thus, we get several mini-movies grouped together as features. This isn’t his first, and it certainly wasn’t his last.

That being said, I’ll get to each part individually. “Bongo” is a forgetful story told by Dinah Shore about a …

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