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>
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 "Rhapsody in Blue" segment is drawn in the style of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld
. Hirschfeld is famous for incorporating the name of his daughter Nina Hirschfeld West
into his drawings. There are three "Nina"s in this segment: one on the end of Duke's toothpaste tube, one in the fur collar of John's wife and one in her hair. She herself is caricatured mong the people rushing out of the Goldberg Hotel alongisde caricatures of Hirschfeld himself, sequence director Eric Goldberg
, his wife Susan Goldberg
, and producer Donald W. Ernst
. The man running towards the camera with the coat in his arm is writer Brooks Atkinson
, taken from a Hirschfeld illustration. See more
In "Rhapsody in Blue," after the young man starts drumming on another construction worker's head, the construction worker looks down at him angrily. As he moves away and up the steel structure drumming away, the angry construction worker is still looking down, but now there is no one there. See more
[Pulling on Stokowski's coat
Mr. Stokowski! Mr. Stokowski!
[Mickey whistles to get Stokowski's attention
Just wanna offer my congratulations, sir!
Himself - Conductor
[shaking hands with Mickey
Congratulations to you, Mickey!
Aww, gee, thanks! Hehe! Well, I gotta run now! So long!
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
Pomp and Circumstance, Marches #1, 2, 3, & 4
Written by Edward Elgar
(as Sir Edward Elgar)
Performed by James Levine
, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
, the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Kathleen Battle See more