Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 American animated musical fantasy package film produced by Walt Disney and released on September 27, 1947 by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the ninth Disney animated feature film and the fourth of the package films that the studio produced in the 1940s to save money during World War II. The Disney package films of the late 1940s helped finance Cinderella (1950) and subsequent others such as Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953).

Fun and Fancy Free
Original theatrical release poster
Directed by
Story by
Based on
Little Bear Bongo
Produced byWalt Disney
Narrated by
Edited byJack Bachom
Music by
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1947 (1947-09-27)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3.165 million (worldwide rentals)[1]

The film is a compilation of two stories: Bongo, narrated by Dinah Shore, and Mickey and the Beanstalk, narrated by Edgar Bergen and based on the "Jack and the Beanstalk" fairy tale. Though the film is primarily animated, it also uses live-action segments to join its two stories. Mickey and the Beanstalk marked the last time that Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse, as he was too busy on other projects to continue voicing the character. Disney replaced himself with sound-effects artist Jimmy MacDonald.

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