Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy make a rare function-movie appearance together in enjoyable FUN AND FANCY FREE, a moderate, however entertaining, Disney animated characteristic made out of two cartoons linked collectively with the aid of host Jiminy Cricket. the primary is "Bongo," a couple of runaway circus undergo, that includes narration
and songs by using Dinah Shore; and the 2nd is "Mickey and the Beanstalk," with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen pertaining to the famous myth to his dummies Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, along with Disney baby celebrity Luana Patten.
Jiminy Cricket places on a record to cheer up a tragic-looking doll and bear. Dinah Shore narrates the story of Bongo the wonder endure, a circus star who rides a unicycle on a tightrope and juggles, however is treated very badly with the aid of his trainers. one day, Bongo decides to run away from the circus, and he
hops off the instruct and goes into the woods. He meets a female endure and falls in love together with her, however is bewildered when she maintains slapping him. Unaware that this is how bears categorical their affection for every different, Bongo leaves her. eventually, he figures out why she become hitting him, and he returns
to efficiently fight a different endure who's additionally vying for the feminine bear's love.
Jiminy then sees an invite to a celebration for Luana Patten, which is being given by means of Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Mortimer Snerd at the condo round the corner. Jiminy secretly watches as Edgar tells them a story about three starving farmers--Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy--who are so
impoverished that they have to promote their cow. Mickey brings home some magic beans and vegetation them, and while they may be sleeping, a large beanstalk begins to develop, carrying the three of them up into the clouds. as soon as there, they come upon a castle and come across Willie the gigantic, who locks them up in
a treasure chest. Mickey manages to steal the important thing from him, and a wild chase ensues. They escape down the beanstalk after which chop it down, killing Willie. again at the celebration, Mortimer Snerd is gloomy because the large was killed, so Edgar explains to him that he's not actual and it changed into just a narrative. At
that aspect, Willie rips off the roof of the condominium, causing Edgar to faint.
Following the outbreak of WWII, Disney grew to be heavily concerned in creating propaganda and armed forces practising movies, so the majority of the studio's animated features of the duration were varied section "kit elements" (comparable to MAKE MINE track and MELODY TIME) which without problems worried taking the huge
backlog of already completed shorts and stringing them collectively. enjoyable AND FANCY FREE differed a bit of from those two summary points, which were a sequence of unrelated cartoons set to a considerable number of sorts of tune (a la FANTASIA), in that it consists of two half-hour cartoons that inform long-form
stories. "Bongo" is in fact the weaker of both, even though it is brilliant for being according to a narrative with the aid of Pulitzer Prize-profitable novelist Sinclair Lewis! though pleasantly animated in a manner it is reminiscent of DUMBO (1941), and charmingly narrated and sung by way of Dinah Shore, the story is
maudlin and overlong, and the personality of Bongo is too innocuous.
much extra unique is the 2nd segment, which changed into at first developed in 1941 to be a characteristic-length edition of "Jack and the Beanstalk" (prior to now made with the aid of Disney as a silent short and adapted for 2 Mickey Mouse cartoons--"tremendous Land" and "The courageous Little Tailor"). Mickey, Donald, and
Goofy's battles with the gigantic are extremely amusing, as is persona actor Billy Gilbert's characterization of Willie (that includes his trademark sneezing-fit routine) and his rendition of "Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum." The section is superbly animated, notably when the beanstalk grows into the sky and
carries the napping trio along with it, and in the scene where they are trying to consume Willie's meals and Goofy receives caught in a large plate of Jello. The are living-action footage with Edgar Bergen and his dummies is once in a while very funny, primarily throughout some of Charlie McCarthy's fairly nasty
wisecracks (urging Donald to kill the cow; calling Bergen a ham and comparing his storytelling to a drowsing pill), and as at all times, Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards, is magnificent as the voice of Jiminy. enjoyable FUN AND FANCY FREE is a relatively minor work within the Disney oeuvre, but it's nevertheless somewhat
unique, and it also marks the final time that Walt Disney himself would provide the voice of Mickey Mouse.