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Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures.

It was one of the "package films" (feature-length compilations of shorter segments) that the studio produced in the 1940s. It is the ninth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and it's the 4th package film by Disney following Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music. As with the two segments in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, the featurettes were originally planned to be made as full-length features, but because of the studio's circumstances at the time, they ended up becoming a part of the package films instead.

Although they were not made into individual full-length features, they did air as individual episodes on the anthology TV series in the 1950s and 60s. "Mickey and the Beanstalk" in particular aired on a 1963 episode with new introductory segments, and Ludwig Von Drake's narration replacing Edgar Bergen (and the sassy comments of his ventriloquist dummy, Charlie McCarthy). Another version of "Beanstalk" replaced Bergen with narration by Sterling Holloway, which was used as a stand-alone short in such venues as the 1980s TV show, Good Morning, Mickey!. They were also released on VHS cassettes, individually as well as together, and in 2000 Fun and Fancy Free was released on DVD. In 2004, "Mickey and the Beanstalk" was released on the Walt Disney Treasures line as a bonus feature for "Mickey Mouse In Living Color, Volume Two".