This episode takes a look at the history of animation and animation techniques throughout the ages. Especially profiled are many animation pioneers, including J. Stuart Blackton, Windsor McCay, J.R. Bray, Max Fleischer and, of course, Walt Disney. Included is nearly the entire "Nutcracker Suite" segment from "Fantasia". Written by
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Features Steamboat Willie
The Nutcracker Suite
from the ballet "The Nutcracker"
as seen and heard in Walt Disney's "Fantasia"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the Philadelphia Orchestra
conducted by Leopold Stokowski See more