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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
Outside of the Pixar films, the "Steadfast Tin Soldier" segment is the first time that lead characters in a Disney animation are completely computer generated. Although the whales in "Pines of Rome" were computer animated, their eyes were all hand-drawn. This was done because the software available to the studio at the time was not advanced enough to create convincing eyes with the expressiveness desired by the filmmakers. This was not a problem by the time "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" went underway, and the CG characters for that segment have fully expressive features. See more
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
Camera back on me... uh, camera back on me? Hello? Hellooooo? Could someone give me a ride home?
Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more
Pines of Rome
Written by Ottorino Resphighi
Performed by James Levine
and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra See more