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Fantasia/2000 (1999)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  16 June 2000 (USA)
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An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Conductor (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (archive footage)
Ralph Grierson ...
Himself - Pianist (segment "Rhapsody in Blue")
Kathleen Battle ...
Herself - Featured Soprano (segment "Pomp and Circumstance") (singing voice)
Himself - Introductory Host
Himself - Host (segment "Pines of Rome")
Himself - Host (segment "Rhapsody in Blue")
Himself - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals")
Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (as Penn)
Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
Himself - Host (segment "Pomp and Circumstance"), Conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Angela Lansbury (segment "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version")
Tony Anselmo ...


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 <>

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16 June 2000 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,825 (UK) (31 December 1999)


$60,507,228 (USA) (5 January 2001)

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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 »


Himself - Host: [introducing The Sorcerer's Apprentice] Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to take a moment, if we may to talk about a little something we like to refer to as magic. Uh, picture this. You're at home, hosting a birthday party for your daughter, and you've just shelled out 50 bucks so some pathetic loser can pull a mangy rabbit out of a flea market hat. At first, you might wonder to yourself "How did he do that?" But then you would probably just dismiss it as some sort of a trick. And you know ...
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Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by James Levine, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Yefim Bronfman (piano soloist)
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The Power Of Animation
4 January 2000 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Probably the best animation film I have ever seen. There are no dialogues and it is not really a feature film. It is an assimilation of 8 short stories. The stories are all beautiful, my favorite ones being the one on New York City, "Rhapsody in Blue", and the one on life, death and renewal, "Firebird Suite". The film is about everything beautiful in life; amazingly entertaining. Each score is given a brilliant visual concept. And the animation speaks so much more than 'real life' films or any dialogues could for that matter. Animation, though usually aimed at kids is probably much more necessary for us adults as we lose that sense of imagination, beauty and observation. Kids are so wonderfully innocent, imaginative and creative; everything that does matter to them has an animated feel to it anyway.

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