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Released in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1947]], ''Fun and Fancy Free'' is the 9th Film in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.

The movie is an AnimatedAnthology, consisting of two shorts that were originally planned to be full length movies in their own right, but due to situations at the time, had to be cut short and put together in this one movie.

The two shorts are:
* ''Bongo'': The story of a circus bear who escapes into the forest.
* ''Mickey and The Beanstalk'': An adaptation of ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' starring MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and {{WesternAnimation/Goofy}}.

The shorts are tied together with a framing story starring Jiminy Cricket from ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'', who sets up a record player that plays the first story, and then attends a birthday party where the second story is told.

Unlike most other Disney animated features from before the age of home video, this was never given a theatrical re-release. Sometimes, however, the individual segments were each tacked onto another Disney release and/or aired on television, usually as part of episodes of [[WaltDisneyPresents the Disney anthology series]]. Mickey and the Beanstalk is by far the more well known of the two shorts, and can often by found in other DVD collections by itself.
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!!'''The movie provides examples of:'''

* AllAnimalsAreDogs: At one point, Bongo crawls along the ground on his stomach, randomly sniffing around.
* AnachronismStew: ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'' takes place in a medieval setting, but Donald apparently knows what a machine gun is.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Played straight with Willie the Giant when he invades Happy Valley and steals the harp.
* BearsAreBadNews: [[BearyFunny Inverted with Bongo, Lulubelle, and the gang of friendly bears]] that live in the forest. Played straight with the huge, monstrous bear, Lumpjaw.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Willie the Giant (see both NotSoHarmlessVillain and VillainousBreakdown below).
* BullyingADragon: Mickey, Donald, and Goofy accidentally attract the attention of a dragonfly the size of a bomber plane and it briefly attacks them, but then flies off. Unfortunately, Donald then has the [[SarcasmMode bright idea]] of taunting it.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Happens to Goofy when he squeezes under the door of the giant castle and he loses his pants when they get snagged, exposing his GoofyPrintUnderwear.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Charlie [=McCarthy=] (whom Edgar Bergen tries to keep quiet):
-->'''Charlie:''' Hey! He [Goofy] got caught with his pants--
-->'''Edgar:''' ''(sternly)'' Charlie.
-->'''Charlie:''' Caught with his pants--
-->'''Edgar:''' ''Charlie.''
-->'''Charlie:''' Well, his slip was showing...
* ChekhovsSkill: Bongo uses his circus skills to help defeat Lumpjaw.
* CuteAndPsycho: Donald.
* DeadlyDodging: Bongo pulls this off.
* DeadpanSnarker: Charlie [=McCarthy=] the ventriloquist dummy constantly snarks on everything from Edgar Bergen's story telling ability to the New Deal. Naturally, a lot of his jokes go over younger viewer's heads nowadays.
-->'''Mortimer:''' ''(referring to the giant's footsteps)'' Gosh, who made them?
-->'''Charlie:''' Well, it wasn't Cinderella.
* DespairEventHorizon: Donald's breakdown of driven to the absolute lowest point of starvation, it's both terrifying and completely tear-wrenchingly understandable given the circumstances.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Bongo and Lumpjaw both go over an InevitableWaterfall]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: Willie the Giant. [[spoiler:That is, until the story turns out to be RealAfterAll.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
-->'''Edgar:''' Now it was called Happy Valley because everyone who lived there was happy.\\
'''Charlie:''' [[SarcasmMode NO!]] [[LampshadeHanging Well, there's a hunk of logic for you.]]
* FallingInLoveMontage: Bongo and Lulubelle, accompanied by the sugary love song "Too Good to be True".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in the "Bongo" sequence, Dinah Shore delivers the line, "He didn't even know how to act like a bear!" Later, Bongo doesn't understand why Lulubelle slaps him in the face (it's apparently how a bear says "I love you").
* HeyItsThatVoice: Billy Gilbert is the voice of Willie. This is Gilbert's second voice in a Disney film, after Sneezy in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
* IAmSong: "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" (which, incidentally, was originally created for ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'', where Jiminy first appeared).
* ImpactSilhouette: Bongo does it with a ''waterfall.''
* InsaneEqualsViolent: A hunger-induced Donald Duck attempting to kill the cow into hamburgers counts.
* InteractiveNarrator / BigShutUp: In ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'':
-->'''Edgar Bergen:''' But Donald doesn't give in, Donald doesn't give up--\\
'''Donald:''' ''SHUT UP!''
* LetsGetDangerous: When Bongo stops running in fear and starts putting his circus skills to work.
* LoveAtFirstSight
* TheLoveSlapOfEpiphany: The Bongo story. There was even a song about it.
* MoodWhiplash: The scene where the narrator explains the plight of the peasants is somewhat gloomy but still funny. Then Donald starts freaking out....
** Earlier, when Bongo and Lulubelle's FallingInLoveMontage is disrupted by the arrival of Lumpjaw.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain / VillainousBreakdown: Willie is [[LaughablyEvil laughable]] enough, but he is also a violent kleptomaniac who wields a morning star the size of a two-story house when he sees Mickey, Donald and Goofy trying to escape with the harp that he had stolen.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Willie the Giant in the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment is the villain in this ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' adaptation. He's several stories tall, looks quite human, and lives in his castle high in the clouds. He's also a giant ''magician'', being a consumate shapeshifter. He keeps a magical animate harp imprisoned, whom Mickey, Goofy, and Donald need to save.
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: Lulubelle's fur is a noticeably lighter color than that of Bongo or Lumpjaw.
* ParasolParachute: Jiminy Cricket does this.
* PorkyPigPronunciation: Willie just can't get the hang of saying "pistachio".
* RealAfterAll: At the end Bergen has to tell Mortimer that Willie didn't die because he wasn't real to begin with. And then Willie lifts the roof off their home looking for Mickey.
* RealMenWearPink: "You sure you don't want a pink bunny?"
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Willie's eyes flash red when he awakens from his sleep to discover Mickey and company making off with the harp.
** Two times during Donald's breakdowns.
* RedIsHeroic: Bongo wears a red vest.
* {{Redubbing}}: After the film's release, Mickey and the Beanstalk was aired on TV in two different versions. One aired as part of an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, narrated by Professor Ludwig Von Drake. The other was narrated by Disney legend Sterling Holloway, with a completely different script.
** Likewise, when Bongo first aired on TV, the narration by Dinah Shore was replaced by that of Jiminy Cricket himself.
** Japan also had several dubs; One version has Rokuro Naya as Mickey; the other has Takashi Aoyagi, and both versions still have Yu Shimaka and Koichi Yamadera as Goofy and Donald, respectively.
* RogerRabbitEffect: The frame for the second story is in live action. Although Jiminy is so small and has such an insignificant role at this point, it's not really a big deal. But when Willie shows up at the end...
* SolidClouds: The giant's castle rests on a solid cloud.
* StockSoundEffects: Aside from minor stock sound effects heard throughout the film, the sound during the fall of Willie is the same as planes diving down during WorldWar2.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Edgar and Charlie, respectively, during the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment.
* TitleDrop: Jiminy's introductory song essentially names the set -- the name "Fun and Fancy Free" describes his happy-go-lucky view on life.
* TrickingTheShapeshifter: Subverted. Mickey tries to get Willie to turn into a fly so that he can kill him with a fly swatter. Unfortunately, Willie wants to turn into a bunny rabbit, and does so instead. And when he sees Mickey, Donald and Goofy holding the swatter, he gets wise to their scheme and captures them.
* VillainSong: "Fee Fi Fo Fum."
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