Jack and the Beanstalk (1967 film) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJack and the Beanstalk (1967 film)
|Directed by||Gene Kelly|
|Produced by||Joseph Barbera
|Written by||Larry Markes
|Music by||Lennie Hayton|
|Editing by||Warner E. Leighton|
|Distributed by||National Broadcasting Company
Warner Home Video
|Release date(s)||February 26, 1967|
|Running time||51 minutes|
Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1967 live-action/animated-hybrid musical-themed telefilm that was produced and directed by and starred Gene Kelly. It was executive produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is a retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes both live action and animation. The film premiered on NBC on February 26, 1967.
The songs, written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, included "Half-Past April and a Quarter to May", "It's Been Nice", "What Does a Woggle Bird Do?" and "One Starry Moment".
The special won the 1967 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Children's Program".
The adventure begins when Jack (Bobby Riha) trades his cow for some magic beans from peddler Jeremy Keen (Gene Kelly). The beans sprout a beanstalk high into the clouds, and Jack and Jeremy climb it to discover a giant (voiced by Ted Cassidy), a goose that lays golden eggs, and Princess Serena (voiced by Janet Waldo and sung by Marni Nixon) who is trapped in a harp by a magic spell and can only be released by a kiss.
- Bobby Riha as Jack
- Dick Beals as Jack (singing voice)
- Ted Cassidy as The Giant
- Marian McKnight as Jack's Mother/Serena
- Janet Waldo Princess Serena
- Marni Nixon as Princess Serena (singing voice)
- Gene Kelly as Jeremy Keen, Proprietor
- Chris Allen as Mouse
- Leo DeLyon as Woggle-Bird #1
- Cliff Norton as Woggle-Bird #2
- Don Messick as Cat, Mice (uncredited)
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