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Fun and Fancy Free

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

1947 Disney animated classic has some violence.

Movie G 1947 73 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Vintage Family Fun!

It may not be the most well-known Disney flick, but “Fancy Free” has plenty of laughs and heart. Mickey fans will adore the Beanstalk short, and “Bongo” is a charming story about a circus bear’s return to life in the wild. A few notes for parents to keep in mind: make sure your kids know the difference between fantasy and reality. The protagonists for each segment face their fair share of adversity, and in Bongo’s case, plenty of comedic violence is used to fend off the bad guys. Fighting isn’t always the best solution in real life, but in the film it’s just played for laughs. The intense scene of Mickey and his friends facing starvation may be too unsettling for little ones, but it can be skipped through on Disney+. Thankfully it’s short, and the next beanstalk scene is clever and fun to watch. Overall, still a great movie option for family night!
age 2+

The wizard

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This isn't one of the best Disney works, but the hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animation is a good example of the Disney accomplishment and finesse. The artistic achievement of balancing and bouncing the rubbery Goofy on a huge block of undulating pink Jell-O is easy to appreciate. Kids who can handle the peril and cartoon violence will enjoy Fun and Fancy Free.

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