The Three CommentEARS Episode 31: Fun and Fancy Free


Join some happy-go-lucky fellows as The Three CommentEARS celebrate seventy years of Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free! Your hosts for this double-feature include Albert “Where’s Bobby?” Gutierrez, Pedro “Bongo” Hernandez, and Kelvin “Nameless Harp” Cedeño. Listen in as the three examine why the film is so divisive among audiences, how each half was originally conceived before World War II, and later recreate a story meeting for “Mickey and the Beanstalk.” The trio also look back on the era of the film’s production, including reflection on Walt Disney’s testimony before the House of Un-American Activities Committee, which overshadowed the film’s release at the time. Whether listeners favor “Bongo” or “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” there’s enough love and appreciation for both so long as you say it with a slap!



Instructions on Syncing Up This Commentary with Your Copy of the Film: Both the film and commentary track run the same length. To maximize your enjoyment of this commentary, press play on both film and commentary together. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! You can also right-click here and select “Save As” to download our mp3 of this commentary for portable listening.



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