Bongo the Bear is the main protagonist of the short of the same name in Fun and Fancy Free. In the original film, he was voiced by Jimmy MacDonald, who later voiced Jaq and Gus in Cinderella. In Japanese dub he is voiced by Keisuke Ueda (who also currently voiced Mickey Mouse).
Fun and Fancy Free
In the titular short, Bongo was a circus star, loved by people who came from miles around to watch him perform, but the owners of the circus treated him rather shabbily. Then one day, he ran away from the circus into the wild, where he meets his love, Lulubelle.
Eventually he meets her jealous fiancé, Lumpjaw, the meanest, toughest bear in the whole forest. When he confronts Lumpjaw, he is chased all the way to the raging river, which gave way to a waterfall, from which Lumpjaw falls, and Bongo is hailed as a hero by the other bears in the forest.
- Bongo was the last Disney character to be animated by Art Babbitt (known for animating Goofy, The Evil Queen, Gepettoand Mr. Stork), for after leaving the studio during the strike, Walt Disney refused to speak to him when he came back to work on Fun and Fancy Free, which lead to Babbitt leaving Disney permanently.