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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For the Pomp and Circumstance segment, the animators drew Donald and Daisy Duck from the style of animation the studio used for the characters in the 1940s. See more »
In "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", the handle on the Jack-in-the-Box is usually on his left. In the shot of him creeping towards the soldier and dancer it is on his right. 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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Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more »
Fantasia 2000 is a treat! The animation and music are splendid--whales in the first segment--cartoons set to Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin in the second(the best)--a Noah's Arc montage with Donald and Daisy Duck --and my second favorite--Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with a wood nymph battling the death force of a volcano.
Definitely 4 stars out of Four..... Highly recommended!
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