Bongo the Bear is the main protagonist of the segment with the same name in 1947’s 4th Walt Disney classic Fun and Fancy Free. He is a former circus bear cub star, who wants to live in the forest like a real bear, so she escapes to go.
Fun and Fancy Free
Bongo in the beginning, in his titular segment, was a very famous and smart circus bear who was much admired and loved by the public who went from all over to perform with his unicycle. However, he was treated badly by the circus directors, so one day when he can't take it anymore he manages to escape from the circus on a train ride with his unicycle and flees to the forest where he truly tries to settle in and learn to live as a bear. real.
The next day he meets Lulubelle, a charming little bear that he falls in love with. Unfortunately, Bongo has to contend with his rival in love, Lumpjaw, and when Lulubelle slaps Bongo for love and accidentally throws another one in Lumpjaw, Bongo is heartbroken. believing it's over, but then when he realizes that brown bears slap each other out of love, he realizes that Lulubelle really loves him.
Bongo fights Lumpjaw to the river where the two fall into a waterfall where Lumpjaw and Bongo's unicycle crash down, while Bongo is saved and is recognized by all the other forest bears as a hero and can be with Lulubelle.
In the 1950s, Bongo had a few supporting roles, especially in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories and Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. He and Lumpjaw talk and Lulubelle is nowhere to be seen.
Today in all but the Dutch comics (much like other "forgotten" Disney comics characters like Br'er Rabbit), she no longer appears.
Bongo makes a brief appearance in Mickey's Christmas Carol, as a guest at Fezziwig's party, Genie in Return of Jafar transforms into him during the song "Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)" and some cameos in House of Mouse.
- In Zootopia, one of the images on the wall of Judy's room is a bear that seems to be wearing a similar outfit to Bongo.