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Fun and Fancy Free Original Production Model Sheet: Cupid's "Bongo"

By: Walt Disney Studio Art


Cupid's "Bongo"

MEDIUM: O​riginal Production Model Sheet Print
IMAGE SIZE: 14" x 11"
PRODUCTION: Fun and Fancy Free
YEAR: 1947
SKU: CCV1149

ABOUT THE IMAGE: Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 American animated musical fantasy package film produced by Walt Disney and released on September 27, 1947 by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the ninth Disney animated feature film and the fourth of the package films that the studio produced in the 1940s to save money during World War II. The Disney package films of the late 1940s helped finance Cinderella (1950) and subsequent others such as Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953).

The film is a compilation of two stories: Bongo, narrated by Dinah Shore, and Mickey and the Beanstalk, narrated by Edgar Bergen and based on the "Jack and the Beanstalk" fairy tale. Though the film is primarily animated, it also uses live-action segments to join its two stories. Mickey and the Beanstalk marked the last time that Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse, as he was too busy on other projects to continue voicing the character. Disney replaced himself with sound-effects artist Jimmy MacDonald.

"OK Jack Kenny" embedded in the sheet below the title by the film's directors.

ABOUT THE MEDIUM: A model sheet is a group of character drawings illustrating different poses and expressions of a cartoon character. Because a number of artists worked on a single cartoon, these sheets were circulated to the animators to give a uniform look and feel to a character throughout a production.