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>
An Classical Music Movie 9 years in the making.
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?
In the "Steadfast Tin Soldier" segment, the name of the fishery that catches the fish after it swallows the tin soldier is Ernst Fish, a tribute to producer Donald W. Ernst
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Before Symphony 5 at the very beginning the sound of a conductor tapping his baton can be heard. The conductor has no stand and in fact nothing at all between them and the orchestra. See more
[introducing The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to take a moment, if we may, to talk about a little something we like to refer to as magic.
Uh, picture this. You're at home, hosting a birthday party for your daughter, and you've just shelled out 50 bucks so some pathetic loser can pull a mangy rabbit out of a flea market hat. At first, you might wonder to yourself "How did he do that?" But then you would probably just dismiss it as some sort of a trick. And...
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Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des Animaux), Finale
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by James Levine
, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
, Gail Niwa and Philip L. Sabransky See more