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Allegro non troppo (1976)

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Marialuisa Giovannini ...
The Cleaning Girl
Néstor Garay ...
The Orchestra Master
Maurizio Micheli ...
The Presenter
The Animator
Mirella Falco ...
Non-Exercising Orchestra Member
Osvaldo Salvi ...
Man in gorilla costume
Jolanda Cappi ...
Fallen Orchestra Member
Franca Mantelli ...
Dancing Orchestra Member


An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has already done it, he decides to do his own version, using an orchestra comprising mostly old ladies and an animator he's kept locked in a dungeon. Several different classical pieces are animated, while the animator plots his escape. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Release Date:

27 July 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allegro non troppo  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the live action scenes surrounding the animated musical sequences, Signor Rossi, the most famous figure created by Bruno Bozzetto, has a cameo appearance. See more »


Since this film is a parody AND a cartoon, it's arguable whether anything can be legitimately considered a goof. However, at the end of the film, when the director sends Franceschini down to the archives, each time he pulls a finale off the pile the same animation is reused all three times. The effect is that Franceschini takes the same stage each time, only to have it reappear when he goes back for the next. See more »


[opening lines]
The Presenter: P:Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see an unforgettable show, a film destined to become immortal, as immortal as the music which will follow, and which will be interpreted through animation. Beginning with his childhood fantasies, the greatest ambition that burns and swells in the soul of every creative animator is to illustrate music, to give visual form and color to its notes. With this film, we have finally succeeded in achieving this union of animation and classical ...
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Si ringrazia il Comune di Bergamo di aver concesso il Teatro Donizetti per le riprese dal vero. [We thank the City of Bergamo for providing the Teatro Donizetti for the live-action filming.] See more »


Spoofs Fantasia (1940) See more »


Concert in C-Major
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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Fantasia with an European twist...
15 June 2004 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

I first saw Allegro non Troppo around 1985 in a VHS copy. I truly loved the film, since it was so different from standard Disney fare. Even the B&W interludes seemed wacky and added to the overall viewing pleasure.

Specially great clips were the Sibelius Valse Triste and the Firebird Suite.

Well, I recently bought the DVD version from this movie (after joining a list in Amazon, so they would edit a DVD version of the film) and I must say that this version is GREAT. Not only is the original film complete and in an excellent version, but there's also 10 additional Bruno Bozzetto shorts plus a documentary about him and his filmmaking.

So I really got a wonderful deal and would truly reccommend this DVD to all animation fans.


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