Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free
Fun and Fancy Free
  • G
  • 1h 13m
  • 1947
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FUN AND FANCY FREE 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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Though it doesn't quite live up to its title, Fun and Fancy Free has its moments, and it's a rare opportunity to see Mickey, Donald, and Goofy together.
TIME Magazine

The whole picture peters out and becomes as oddly off-balance and inconsequential as its title.

June 22, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

While the emphasis is more on the first part than on the second part of that compound, it's okay.

June 21, 2017
Common Sense Media
Barbara Shulgasser

1947 Disney animated classic has some violence.

July 11, 2017
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Common Sense Says
1947 Disney animated classic has some violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 in-color Walt Disney animated compilation of two shorts, one about Bongo the escaped circus bear, the other a version of Jack and the Beanstalk adapted to feature Mickey Mouse, Jiminy Cricket, Donald Duck, and Goofy, and live-action narration by famed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummies, Charlies McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. There's lots of cartoon violence and peril that may frighten the youngest viewers, including scary thunderstorms, angry bears, and a powerful giant. One story shows three characters who are starving. Be aware that a gleeful musical sequence states repeatedly that bears show love "with a slap," and animated bears proceed to slug each other, supposedly in the name of romantic love.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Shorts, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:September 27, 1947
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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