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?
Instead of being produced all at once, as the original Fantasia
(1940) had been, each segment was produced individually during production lulls between features. "Pines of Rome", the first segment to go into production, was completed in 1995. Ludwig van Beethoven
's 5th was the last sequence to go into production. 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!
[shaking hands with Mickey
Congratulations to you, Mickey!
Aww, gee, thanks! Hehe! Well, I gotta run now! So long!
Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more
Edited from Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by James Levine
, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
and Yefim Bronfman (piano soloist) See more