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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Initially the release was going to only feature a few new segments with the majority of sequences coming from the original Fantasia (1940). However this was found to be impractical and Disney instead considered making the film out of mostly new segments with a few favorites from the original. Eventually they decided to only keep the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" from the original with the rest being entirely new segments. See more »
Before Symphony 5 at the very beginning the sound of a conductor tapping his baton can be heard. The conductor has no stand and in fact nothing at all between them and the orchestra. See more »
[plays the piano]
Beautiful, Ralph. Hi. Next, we're gonna take you to the streets of New York City for a piece that's inspired by a couple of my favorite artists. First there's the illustrator, Al Hirschfeld who's been drawing celebrities and Broadway stars for most of the 20th century. And then there's composer/songwriter George Gershwin, who took jazz of the streets, dressed her up, and took her to the concert hall. My friend Ralph Grierson plays piano on this next number, and it all starts ...
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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 »
Ethan Partington has revealed a 3D reissue could be possible See more »
"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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