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The story following a circus bear who wishes to live free in the wild. Bongo is raised in captivity and greatly praised for his performances, but poorly treated off stage. As such, while travelling by train his natural instincts urge him to break free. Once he does and enters a forest, it takes about a day before his idealistic assessment of his new living situation is shattered and he is faced with some hard conditions.

He meets Lulubelle, a female bear, and the two are instantly attracted to each other. However, another bear, Lumpjaw, wants her too. Bongo must find a way to win Lulubelle as his mate.

Walt Disney adapted the story as part of his package film, Fun and Fancy Free.

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