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 humorous 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
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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 »
[introducing "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"]
Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to take a moment, if we may, to talk about a little something we like to refer to as magic.
Uh, picture this. You're at home, hosting a birthday party for your daughter, and you've just shelled out 50 bucks so some pathetic loser can pull a mangy rabbit out of a flea market hat. At first, you might wonder to yourself, "How did he do that?" But then *you* would probably just dismiss it as some sort of a trick...
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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 »
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"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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