With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
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 humourous 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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Although never mentioned, the main characters of the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment all have names. The construction worker is named Duke. The man who needs a job is, appropriately, named Jobless Joe. The little girl is named Rachel, named and modeled after Eric Goldberg and Susan Goldberg's youngest daughter. (Rachel's real-life sister Jenny was the model for a character in Rachel's scenes, the girl with blue hair that can perform all the actions that Rachel cannot. At the time the segment was being produced, the real Jenny had blue hair.) The portly fellow is named John, sometimes referred to by the animators as "Flying John", and he is named after animation historian John Culhane, who was also the inspiration for the character Mr. Snoops in The Rescuers (1977). (He was originally based on Al Hirschfeld's caricature of writer Alexander Woollcott.) Duke and Jobless Joe are not named after particular individuals. 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 »
Mr. Levine! Okay, Mr. Levine, everybody's in place for the next number.
Thanks, Mickey. When...
But we can't find Donald. So you stay here and stall for time, and I'll be right back.
Donald! Oh Donald!
When we hear Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" we think of a graduation ceremony.
Donald, where are ya?
Actually, Elgar composed it for many kinds of solemn events.
This march inspired the Disney artists to recreate the age old story...
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Credits are superimposed over preliminary artwork. See more »
it is out of this world the music is wonderful i never saw a movie like this it is a must see movie for everyone it is the best movie ever made i think it is one of the best Disney movies ever made your whole family will enjoy this one of a kind movie it is a outstanding film full of music this is what i call a great movie there is nothing like this it is sweet make this the number 1 movie ever made it is a classic there is nothing like this it is one of the coolest movies ever made it is a great movie it is a super movie you will laugh hard on this one of a kind movie it is a movie that i never wanted it to end but it did but it was great i never saw a movie like this before it is the bomb you have to watch this movie you want believe your eyes it is a super film i never saw a film like this have a outstanding day everyone
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