In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence ... Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
16 June 2000 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £49,825
(31 December 1999)
(5 January 2001)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?
When Eric Goldberg
first approached cartoonist Al Hirschfeld
about adopting his visual style for the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment, Hirschfeld told him that if he was 50 years younger he would have been on a train the next day to come work on the project. Eric Goldberg
showed "Rhapsody in Blue" to Al Hirschfeld
shortly before the artist's 96th birthday. Hirschfeld's wife Louise called it the best birthday present he could have received. See more
In "Rhapsody in Blue", the young drummer/construction worker is alternately sitting and leaning on a steel beam during a lunch break with his left foot on the beam and his right foot off, but his right foot doesn't dangle in the air, it stays in one place, as if meant to be braced against another beam. See more
[Pulling on Stokowski's coat
Mr. Stokowski! Mr. Stokowski!
[Mickey whistles to get Stokowski's attention
Just wanna offer my congratulations, sir!
Himself - Conductor
[shaking hands with Mickey
Congratulations to you, Mickey!
Aww, gee, thanks! Hehe! Well, I gotta run now! So long!
Right after the final credits, you hear Steve Martin's voice, wondering out loud if he's still on camera, then realizes it's the end of the movie. He then asks the audience, 'Can I have a ride home?' See more
Referenced in Pay It Forward
Symphony No. 5
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by James Levine
and the Chicago Symphony Orhcestra See more