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
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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?
Composer Bruce Broughton
was initially contracted to pen original music for the interstitial sequences, and also conducted the recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" that is featured in the final film. Broughton ultimately did not provide any original score for the film, and the recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" on the film's CD soundtrack is an alternate version conducted by James Levine
, who conducted every other recording for the final film. Broughton has continued to work with Disney, however, on many other Disney projects since. See more
In "Pomp and Circumstance", the elephant smashes Donald into the floor with its front leg. In the next shot it appears to have smashed Donald with its hind leg. See more
You know what's amazing is that many of these musicians are playing for the very first time, thanks to "Steve Martin's Two-week Master Musician Home-Study Course". More about that later. Hello and welcome to Fantasia 2000. It's been more than sixty years since Walt Disney and his artists teamed with maestro Leopold Stokowski to create a film they titled "The Concert Feature". I think we're all glad they changed the name to "Fantasia". You know, "Fantasia" was meant to be a perpetual work in ...
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