Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free

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Director: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Bill Roberts

Cast: Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Bill Roberts

     
 

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Disney's ninth animated feature Fun and Fancy Free comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a behind-the-scenesSee more details below

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Disney's ninth animated feature Fun and Fancy Free comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette, a DVD storybook, and a trivia game. This is a solid release that should please any fan of classic Disney entertainment.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Fun and Fancy Free is one of several "package" animated films produced by the Disney studio in the 1940s. Like the other packages, Fun features cartoons that are longer than the "curtain raiser" kind but too short for feature length. It's a good way to tell tales without worrying about stretching them out to cover a feature - although, truth to tell, even in their present form, both of the cartoons in Fun feature a bit of padding. Bongo, the first of the pieces, is an entertaining tale with a gentle moral that is probably not as well known to modern audiences as it was to those of the 1940s. It's sweetly told (in narration and song by Dinah Shore, sounding quite nice) and beguilingly animated, and will be especially appreciated by younger viewers. Mickey and the Beanstalk reworks the familiar fairy tale to accommodate the studio's "big guns" - Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. The characters behave true to form in the familiar setting, and the film features a number of setpiece gags that are lively and provide a twinkle. The animation is also quite good, most noticeably in the growth of the beanstalk, which is a highlight. Framing sequences featuring Edgar Bergen and Jiminy Cricket add to the charm. All in all, Fun is minor Disney, but quite enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
UPC:
0717951008695
Original Release:
1947
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:13:00
Sales rank:
7,616

Special Features

"Fun and Fancy Free" behind the scenes; "Mickey and the Beanstalk" DVD storybook; Interactive trivia game ; French and Spanish tracks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edgar Bergen Himself/Mortimer Snerd & Charlie McCarthy
Dinah Shore Narrator
Luana Patten Child
Starlighters Themselves
Billy Gilbert The Giant
Anita Gordon The Singing Harp
Kingsmen Themselves
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
Clarence Nash Donald Duck
Dinning Sisters Themselves
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Jiminy Cricket

Technical Credits
Jack Kinney Director
Hamilton Luske Director
William Morgan Director
Bill Roberts Director
Arthur Babbitt Animator
Jack Bachom Editor
Charles P. Boyle Cinematographer
Homer Brightman Screenwriter
Clark Animator
Claude Coats Animator
Don DaGradi Animator
Eliot Daniel Score Composer
Marc Davis Animator
Eldon Dedini Screenwriter
Walt Disney Producer
Philip Duncan Animator
Hugh Fraser Animator
John Hench Animator
Hugh Hennesy Animator
Ray Huffine Animator
Ralph Hulett Animator
Ub Iwerks Special Effects
Jack Campbell Animator
Ward Kimball Animator
Hal King Animator
John Lounsbery Animator
Brice Mack Animator
Fred Moore Animator
Lance Nolley Screenwriter
Ken O'Brien Animator
Tom Oreb Screenwriter
Harry Reeves Screenwriter
Wolfgang Reitherman Animator
Art Riley Animator
George Rowley Animator
Ted Sears Screenwriter
John Sibley Animator
Paul J. Smith Score Composer
Harvey Toombs Animator
Oliver Wallace Score Composer
Judge Whitaker Animator
Charles Wolcott Musical Direction/Supervision
Al Zinnen Animator

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits/"Fun and Fancy Free" [:02]
2. "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" [1:47]
3. "What in the World Is Bongo?" [1:47]
4. Free at Last [:02]
5. "Lazy Countryside" [3:56]
6. Tryin' to Sleep [1:17]
7. Fishin' for Breakfast [3:56]
8. "To Good to Be True" [2:01]
9. Lumpjaw, the Grizzly Giant [1:25]
10. "Say it With a Slap" [1:53]
11. Battle of the Bears [4:31]
12. A Party for Luana"|00:00:56|}
13. A Story About Happy Valley [4:46]
14. "My, What a Happy Day" [:02]
15. A Dreadful Event [3:14]
16. One Desperate Duck [2:35]
17. Mickey's Magic Beans [:43]
18. A Beanstalk Sprouts [4:35]
19. Reaching the Castle [:58]
20. "Fee Fi Fo Fum" [2:13]
21. Some Fast Talkin' [2:11]
22. "My Favorite Dream" [1:37]
23. The Chase Is on [2:09]
24. A Giant Surprise - Visit [2:50]

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