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Fun And Fancy Free (English, Spanish, Portuguese, DVD) Loot Price: R121
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Fun And Fancy Free (English, Spanish, Portuguese, DVD)

Edgar Bergen, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Cliff Edwards, Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig; Contributions by Walt Disney, Eldon Dedini, Homer Brightman, …

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This, Walt Disney’s first post-WW2 animated feature, was released in 1947 by RKO Radio with apparently little fanfare. I can’t understand why. I enjoyed it so much that I bought the DVD myself!

The movie is hosted by Jiminy Cricket (from Pinocchio) and is actually two stories in a row. The first – which is sung/narrated by singer Diana Shore – is “Bongo, the Circus Bear.” Jiminy plays the 78 r.p.m. recording of this one so as to make a sad-looking doll and teddy smile! Strangely enough, “Bongo” was written by Sinclair Lewis (of Elmer Gantry fame.) As with Disney’s previous Dumbo, it is less than subtly anti-circus!

The heroine – Lulubelle – must rate as Disney’s undoubtedly cutest-ever animated female creation!

The second story is told at real-live child actress Luana Patten’s party by puppeteer Edgar Bergen (best known today as father of actress Candice Bergen), and his two famous puppets, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. It’s simply a rerun of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale, with the three animated Jacks being Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy!

The dumb giant is an almost loveable “Baby Huey” kind of character, who appears to the real-live actors right at the end!
Two different animated stories produced by the Disney studios. 'Bongo' is based on a children's story by Sinclair Lewis and 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.


Studio: Disney
Release date: August 2002
Movie released: 1947
Actors: Edgar Bergen • Luana Patten • Walt Disney • Clarence Nash • Cliff Edwards • Billy Gilbert • Pinto Colvig
Contributors: Walt Disney • Eldon Dedini • Homer Brightman • Lance Nolley • Tom Oreb • Harry Reeves • Ted Sears • Elliot Daniel • Paul J. Smith • Oliver Wallace • Dinah Shore • Walt Disney Studios
Directors: Jack Kinney • Hamilton Luske • William Morgan • Bill Roberts
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1  Dolby Digital 5.1
Video format:  Standard 4:3 (1.33:1)
Languages: English • Spanish • Portuguese
Subtitles: English • Spanish • Portuguese
Age restriction: A
Categories: DVD > Children > Animation
DVD > Children > Family
DVD > Animation
DVD > Family
DVD > Disney DVD
Barcode: 5017188884396

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