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Zak and the Beanstalk
Season: 1
Production code: 12a
Broadcast number: 12a
Written by:
Jeffrey Scott
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
October 5, 1999
Paired with
"A Feat On Her Feet"

Zak and the Beanstalk is the first segment of the twelfth episode of the first season of Dragon Tales.


The Do-Re-Mi birds have been kidnapped, and it is up to Emmy, Max, Zak & Wheezie to come to their rescue. When they learn that Mungus the Giant took the birds because he loves their songs, they teach him how to make his own music.





Zak and the Beanstalk (transcript)

Memorable Quotes[]

  • Emmy: Maybe they'll come for bread crumbs.
  • Zak: Emmy, no! The wind is blowing the wrong way!
  • Max: Yeah! From the big mean giant!
  • Mungus the Giant: Big mean giant? Ah where?
  • Emmy: He means you!
  • Mungus is Giant: Me? But I’m the littlest one of my family. I’m not mean.
  • Emmy: If you’re not a mean giant, why did you take the do-re-mis?
  • Mungus the Giant: Uh, ‘cause I love music and want to listen to their pretty songs, but they haven’t sung a single note since they got here.
  • Zak: That's because they're scared.
  • Max and Emmy: [singing] This old man, he played one. He played knick-knack on my thumb. With a knick-knack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone.
  • Max: [singing while rolling] Max and Emmy came rolling home!

Home Video release[]




  • TBA

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Moral: Anyone can make music. You don’t need instruments to do so.
  • Ord and Cassie don't appear in this episode.
  • The title to the episode is a parody of the English fairy tale "'Jack and the Beanstalk".