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: 1.44 : 1
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Did You Know?
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 "Pomp and Circumstance", the first time Donald takes out a picture of him and Daisy, both (in the picture) are looking towards the "camera". The next time he looks at it, Daisy is looking at him instead. 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
Pines of Rome
Written by Ottorino Resphighi
Performed by James Levine
and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra See more