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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.

Writers:

Eric Goldberg (story), Joe Grant (original concept) | 10 more credits »
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Self - Introductory Host
Itzhak Perlman ... Self - Host (segment "Pines of Rome")
Quincy Jones ... Self - Host (segment "Rhapsody in Blue")
Bette Midler ... Self - Hostess (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102")
James Earl Jones ... Self - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals")
Penn Jillette ... Self - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (as Penn)
Teller ... Self - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
James Levine James Levine ... Self - Host (segment "Pomp and Circumstance"), Conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Angela Lansbury ... Self - Hostess (segment "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version")
Wayne Allwine ... Mickey Mouse (segment "Pomp and Circumstance") (voice)
Tony Anselmo ... Donald Duck (segment "Pomp and Circumstance") (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Daisy Duck (segment "Pomp and Circumstance") (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... Themselves (as The Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Featuring Seven new Sequences plus "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Steadfast Tin Soldier segment has a substantially different ending to the original Hans Christian Andersen tale. The upbeat nature of the music largely dictated this change. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Steve Martin: Camera back on me... uh, camera back on me? Hello? Hellooooo? Could someone give me a ride home?
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Crazy Credits

Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Rat Scene from Piano Concerto No.2 See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #24.4 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody in Blue
Written by George Gershwin
Performed by Bruce Broughton, The Philharmonia Orchestra and Ralph Grierson
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User Reviews

 
Gorgeous!
20 January 2001 | by frigmeatSee all my reviews

I can't stop watching it!!! Four of the seven new segments in this film are alone well worth the admission. Roy Disney Jr. sets the stage for a remarkable departure from the usual animated dreck that Disney has been bogged down by for the last half-decade (Toy Story aside). Disney have hereby restored my faith in them as leading the pack in animated cinema. I want more!!

"Pines of Rome", a marvelous piece set to the "story" of whales leaving the water and eventually the planet, is worth viewing several times for it's symbolism and exquisite look. "Rhapsody in Blue", by Gershwin, is given perfect treatment by a day in the life of New York City. The pace is quick and manages to give each character studied enough depth to make a very satisfying and touching ending. "Pomp and Circumstance", the graduation standard, is humorous and sweet. Creating a love story involving Donald and Daisy Duck into the story of Noah's Ark worked surprisingly well. "Firebird Suite"- WOW. This is the most incredible segment of the film. It's a PERFECT marriage of music and animation and MUST be played loud. Very emotional and powerful indeed.

I had to post another comment because I can't stress enough that it's a worthy successor to the original Fantasia, and Walt would be proud.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasia '99 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,290,525, 2 January 2000

Gross USA:

$60,655,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,874,570
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | IMAX 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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