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 short (under three minutes) segment, "The Carnival of the Animals" was meant to be a tour de force for some animator. Director Eric Goldberg
animated the sequence himself. His separate short, based on George Gershwin
's "Rhapsody in Blue", was released as part of Fantasia 2000
(1999) and became, at 12 minutes, the longest segment. "Rhapsody in Blue," originally planned by director Eric Goldberg
as a stand-alone independent film, was an eleventh-hour addition to the lineup. "The Nutcracker Suite" from the original Fantasia
(1940) was originally planned for this spot, until a production hiatus allowed Goldberg an opportunity to allow the Disney animators to work on "Rhapsody in Blue." See the trivia for The Emperor's New Groove
(2000). In the earliest trailer a clip was shown from the segment of "The Nutcracker Suite." However, when the trailer was re-purposed for the theatrical run in June of 2000, this segment was missing. Yo-Yo Ma
had recorded a host segment for "The Nutcracker Suite." See more
When we first see the drumming construction worker in his room, his alarm clock is standing up straight, but when the closeup happens, the clock is face flat on the table. See more
Mr. Levine! Okay, Mr. Levine, everybody's in place for the next number.
Thanks, Mickey. When...
But we can't find Donald. So you stay here and stall for time, and I'll be right back.
Donald! Oh Donald!
When we hear Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" we think of a graduation ceremony.
Donald, where are ya?
Actually, Elgar composed it for many kinds of solemn events.
This march inspired the Disney artists to recreate the age old story...
Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more