YMMV / Fun and Fancy Free


  • Adaptation Displacement: Averted for Mickey and the Beanstalk, as the non-Disney version of the fairy tale is still pretty ubiquitous in American childhoods. Played straight for Bongo - it's already obscure by Disney standards, but pretty much no one knows about the original short story penned by Sinclair Lewis.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Iron Woobie: Subverted in "Mickey and the Beanstalk", where Edgar build Donald up to be this, only for the latter to snap at him and undergo a nervous breakdown.
    Edgar Bergen: Just look at that miserable creature. Doggedly struggling to maintain life. A gaunt, lean bag of bones and feathers. Truly a picture of despair. But Donald doesn't whimper. Donald doesn't give up.
    Donald Duck: Shut up! I can't stand it!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Donald Duck's hunger-induced nervous breakdown in Mickey and the Beanstalk.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Varying views:
    • To some, aside from Mickey and The Beanstalk, none of the cartoons or scenes stand out too much.
    • Others instead find Mickey and the Beanstalk to be too slow for its own good and say it is this trope, while instead praising Bongo.
  • Tear Jerker: In universe. Willie the Giant's apparent death, or at least for the soft-hearted dummy Mortimer Snerd.
    • The circumstances that led to Donald's breakdown, being reduced to having paper thin slices of bread with a single sliced bean, it's understandable why he just snapped.
  • Values Dissonance: Edgar Bergen is throwing a small birthday party for a young Luana Patten. A modern viewer would probably find something quite odd about this little arrangement. May potentially be explainable by how he is a friend of her family and is watching her while her parents are out.

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