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?
The Firebird sequence depicts the eruption of the volcano Mount Saint Helens in 1980. See more
In "Rhapsody in Blue" in the young man's room. The first shot shows the whole room and pans left showing him in bed with the alarm clock upright. The very next close-up shows the clock to be face down. See more
So let me turn things over to the great Itzhak Perlman, who, I have just been informed, plays the violin. Well, so do I, big deal. Could I have my violin, please? Ahh, thank you. All right, boys, let's...
[Bow slips from his hands
Oh! Oh, sorry. Could I have another stick thingy, please? Oh, and camera back on me. Camera back on me. Ca... Am I done?
Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more
Firebird Suite - 1919 Version
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by James Levine
and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra See more