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Fantasia 2000 (1999)

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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:
Himself - Introductory Host
Himself - Host (segment "Pines of Rome")
Himself - Host (segment "Rhapsody in Blue")
Herself - Host (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102")
Himself - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals")
Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (as Penn)
Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
James Levine ...
Himself - Host (segment "Pomp and Circumstance"), Conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Herself - Host (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 <kchishol@home.com>

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Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasia '99  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,825 (UK) (31 December 1999)


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

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


The working title was "Fantasia Continued". 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 »


Bette Middler: Hi. You may not know this, but over the years, the Disney artists have cooked up dozens of ideas for new Fantasia segments. Some of them made it to the big screen this time. But others, lots of others - how could I put this politely - didn't. For example, the Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen drew these sketches for a segment inspired by Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries." Here they are, and there they go. Now, Salvador Dali, you know, the "limp watches" guy, he got into the act with an idea that ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Jungle Book (1967) See more »


Firebird Suite - 1919 Version
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Beautiful Sequel of a Classic Animation
30 November 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Fantasia 2000" is a beautiful sequel of the classic animation "Fantasia" (1940). The conductor is James Levine and each segment is introduced by the actor Steve Martin, the violinist Itzhak Perlman, the actress Bette Midler, the entertainer Penn & Teller, the actor James Earl Jones, the conductor Quincy Jones and the actress Angela Lansbury. The audio is in DTS and THX and the program is the following:

(1) Symphony No. 5 in C minor-I. Allegro con brio, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

(2) Pines of Rome, by Ottorino Respighi.

(3) Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin.

(4) Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major-I. Allegro, by Dmitri Shostakovich.

(5) The Carnival of the Animals, Finale, by Camille Saint-Saëns.

(6) The Sorcerer's Apprentice, by Paul Dukas.

(7) Pomp and Circumstance – Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4, by Edward Elgar.

(8) Firebird Suite – 1919 Version, by Igor Stravinsky.

My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Fantasia 2000"

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