Jack and the Beanstalk (1967 film)

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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.[1]

It won the 1967 Emmy award for "Outstanding Children's Program".[2]


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.


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2013). "Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)". Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 201. ISBN 9780786474448. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Jack and the Beanstalk". Emmys. Television Academy. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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