This is a Fantasia-like anthology of robots. The most noble are Presence, Deprive, and Nightmare. Nightmare is the story of an evil, cybernetic overlord that rises one night and unleashes its robotic servants. Deprive is a science fiction tale of a young girl who has been abducted by an invading army of robots, and only a mysterious cyborg can help her. Presence is about a young toy-maker who makes a beautiful, female cyborg. When she becomes "a bit too real", he destroys her, only to be haunted by her spirit for the rest of his life.
Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson
Nine Animators. One Vision.
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The segment "Nightmare" was influenced by the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment from Disney's "Fantasia" feature film & the "Sleepy Hollow" segment from Disney's "The Adventures of Icabod & Mr. Toad". The main villain towers over his minions as they dance below (in almost the same animated motion, as in "Fantasia"). At one point the villain scoops them up with his giant hand & drops them, in the same fashion. Also, the human in the scene looks a lot like Icabod Crane, with his huge hook nose & giant ears. There's even a part when the man turns his head completely around, just like Icabod does in his film. The chase between the robot & the man mimics the chase between Icabod & the Headless Horseman. See more
Referenced in A.I. Artificial Intelligence