Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers rescued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.
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One element of the Johnny Appleseed story missing from the film was that John Chapman was a missionary of The New Church, popularly known as "Swedenborgianism". Based on the ideas of Swedish mystic and scientist Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), the ideas of the movement spread to the United States in the 19th century. Chapman is credited to converting several people during his wanderings. See more
[introduction to "Blame It On the Samba"
Master of Ceremonies
The intoxicating rhythm of the samba. A talented miss serves a musical cocktail with a true Latin American fling. So if three boisterous birds of a feather fall under the influence of this torrid tropical tempo, don't blame them, blame it on the rhythm of the samba.
In 1998 Disney changed the "Pecos Bill" segment. They cut a scene of Bill rolling a smoke and digitally removed all other shots of the offending cigarette hanging from his lips. The cigarette was edited out in each case resulting in the removal of almost the entire tornado sequence and some odd hand and mouth movements for Bill throughout. The UK DVD had these scenes uncut. See more
Referenced in Fantasia 2000
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
, arranged by Jack Fina
Performed by Freddy Martin Orchestra
Featuring Jack Fina
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