Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Released on video for the first time in the 1990s for its 50th anniversary was Fun and Fancy Free, on July 15, 1997, with the first copies produced in May 1997. This package film succeeded The Three Caballeros.


Fun and Fancy Free, Walt Disney's full-length masterpiece, is a delightful gem that not only sparkles with charm, but is unbelievably rich in history-making Disney moments. It was the last animated feature starring Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse, and the only film featuring all four of Walt Disney's most famous characters -- Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket. Following Disney's classic tradition of great storytelling, unforgettable characters, music, and adventure, Fun and Fancy Free is the joyful telling of Bongo, and Mickey and the Beanstalk, two timeless tales magically brought to life by the beloved Jiminy Cricket and the masterful combination of animation and live action. And now, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Fun and Fancy Free has been beautifully restored so a whole new generation can experience the magic of Walt Disney's original theatrical vision -- for the very first time! One of Disney's happiest films ever, Fun and Fancy Free makes a valuable addition to your Disney video collection.

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Join Us for a Special Preview Bumper February 4, 1997
3 Trailer for The Little Mermaid re-release August 30, 1996
4 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997-1998) March 4, 1997
5 Promo for Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty and Old Yeller July 15, 1997
6 Disney Interactive Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996
7 Promo for Disney’s Magic Artist July 15, 1997
8 Promo for The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC July 15, 1997
9 Stay Tuned After the Feature (Fun and Fancy Free) July 15, 1997
10 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996
11 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
12 THX logo (1995-2005) February 4, 1997
13 Fun and Fancy Free (restored version) July 26, 1991
14 The Story Behind Fun and Fancy Free July 15, 1997

Advertised on:

  1. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (rare later copies) (August 5, 1997)

Television broadcasts

Before this VHS was released, Fun and Fancy Free premiered on the Disney Channel on December 29, 1991. It aired again through early 1992 and in October and November 1993. Upon the video's moratorium, the film returned to the Disney Channel and was broadcast from July 4, 1998 to October 15, 1999.



Preceded by
101 Dalmatians (1997 VHS/DVD)
Fun and Fancy Free (1997 VHS) Succeeded by
Mary Poppins (1997-1999 VHS/DVD)