- Adaptation Displacement: Averted for Mickey and the Beanstalk, as the non-Disney version of the fairy tale is still pretty ubiquitous in American childhoods (not to mention being one of the few popular fairy tales Disney hasn't adapted into a feature-length film). 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.
- Ear Worm:Willie the giant:: "Fe, fi, fo, fum! He, hi, ho, hum! I'm a most amazing guy! A most amazing guy am I!"
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Okay, picture this: Bongo, a bear who escaped from the circus to live free in the wild. Fast-foward many years later...
- Mickey, Donald, and Goofy working together to defeat the Giant gets funnier after you find out about Attack on Titan. Yes, Mickey really does have a record of taking down Titans.
- Two talking puppets and a human watching and commenting on a movie.
- "Who could have made such footprints?" "Well it certainly wasn't Cinderella!" Cinderella wouldn't be released until three years later.
- This wouldn't be the last time Mickey has a key that's as big as him.
- Iron Woobie: Subverted in "Mickey and the Beanstalk", where Edgar Bergen builds 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.
- The dolls too. Somewhat Nightmare Retardant since they, especially Charlie, are Actually Pretty Funny despite their looks.
- Even Willy himself, though largely comedic, drops his humor and cheerful attitude completely during the climax, reminding the audience that he's a giant, more than capable of grinding Mickey and his friends to dust... if he can catch them.
- When one notices the "What a happy day" song, only one cow is ever seen again... What did happen to them? Don't answer that.
- 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.
- Special Effects Failure: Let's just say that Edgar Bergen's ventriloquist talents aren't particular convincing to most modern viewers.
- Tear Jerker: In universe. Willie the Giant's apparent death, or at least for the soft-hearted dummy Mortimer Snerd.
Donald: I just gotta eat!
- 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.
- It can be kind of disturbing for modern audiences to watch the "Bears Like to Say it With a Slap" scene, as the idea of 'saying you love someone by hitting them' sounds eerily like a case of Domestic Abuse.
YMMV / Fun and Fancy Free