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Plot: Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the… Runtime: 125 min Release Date: 13 Nov 1940
There cannot be one verdict on "Fantasia". There must be eight: one for each of the seven segments, and an eighth for the film as a whole - for, varied though the seven segments are, they undeniably belong together. And, alas, space does not permit me to lay out all eight verdicts. I shall have to confine myself to details representative of the whole. At any rate, I shall try.We learn the modus operandi of "Fantasia", the linking theme, in the second segment - an abridged version of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" suite. Missing are the overture and the march. <more>
Tchaikovsky's ballet involves anthropomorphising inanimate things, plus the odd tiny animal. So does Disney's "Nutcracker". But Disney has thrown out the particular details. The Chinese Dance is danced by mushrooms who look, but are not, Chinese ; the Arabian Dance by "Arabian" goldfish; the Russian dance by "Russian" thistles and orchids. Sometimes it goes further: "Waltz of the Flowers" shows two entire changes of seasons, with leaves, fairies, seed pods, seeds, snowflakes - everything but flowers. But in ignoring the letter of the instructions Disney is perfectly true to the spirit. Indeed he is more true to the spirit than the original ballet - for, let's face it: stage ballet is a degenerate and over-formalised art, which makes some of the world's most exciting music dull as wallpaper. Disney's amazing images express Tchaikovsky's sense of motion more than earthbound dancers ever could. This, one feels, is the kind of thing ballet music was TRULY designed for. The same goes to a lesser extent for the other two pieces of ballet music on the program.This basic device - ignoring explicit instructions, but remaining true to the spirit - is carried through into every segment. Some segments are better than others, but none can be called a failure. Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" has been turned into a Mickey Mouse cartoon - but it's the best Mickey Mouse cartoon ever made; and we realise that the story of the Sorcerer's Apprentice is really the archetype that all of the best Mickey Mouse cartoons had been reaching towards, all along. The Pastoral Symphony adheres to Beethoven's program but moves everything from the woods of Central Europe to a dreamland from classical mythology. The second movement - the section with the courting centaurs - is a failure. For once the spirit as well as the letter of Beethoven is ignored. Unfortunately some critics cannot see beyond this movement to the superb interpretations that flank it on either side. I doubt that so much genuine creative work has gone into a film, before or since - even if you don't count the contributions made by the composers. What's my favourite film? I really don't know. But if you tell me that I must sit in a large dark cinema for two hours; and ask me what I would like to occupy my eyes and ears over those two hours, I would answer, without hesitation, Fantasia.
This is one of the most fantastic animated features of all time in My opinion! Being a huge fan of movie music scores and classical music this is such an extraordinary movie to watch and enjoy. My favorite pieces in the film is the Nutcracker Suite, Rite of Spring, and Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria. These are three of the greatest pieces of music ever written in My opinion! The animation is crisp, clean, and clear! In fact, this animation is arguably better then today and there hasn't been any animation like the Night on Bald Mountain since in my opinion! Disney did a fabulous <more>
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Why is this film so incredible? If for no other reason, consider it is the year 1940!! Things like: Special effects, synthesized sound which interacted with animated motion, and color enhanced collage authentications, are things that just sort of roll off the end of our tongues today, but, back then, these techniques were very new to us!! Walt Disney is avant garde in so many uses of cartoon perfection!! In 1931, he came out with the first color cartoon. In 1937, the film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was a landmark in animated entertainment..."Fantasia" is absolutely <more>
one the best films ever made!! The color, the music, and the correlation between reality and illusionary depictions, culminated a brilliant montage of spectacular amusement for the movie audience!! My favorite segments were: Nutcracker Suite / The Russian Dance, Pastoral Symphony / Beethoven, and last but not least, Sorcerer's Apprentice / With Mickey Mouse. My mother said that I laughed hysterically for three hours in the movie theater at that scene with the multiplying brooms in the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment!! This film is synonymous with Christmas, as synonymous with Christmas as "It's a Wonderful Life" The movie "Fantasia" is considered one of the greatest films ever made, I wholeheartedly agree, in my book, it ranks 12th best movie ever!! "Fantasia" is usually in AFI's list of top 100 films ever made!! Imagery and the succinct use of color graphics are second nature with technical film artists today, back then, however, it was a revolutionary concept which dazzled the moviegoer!!! Walt Disney films are not just "cartoons" they are computerized digital artistry which evoke a rare art form of paramount escapism on the silver screen!! The "Fantasia 2000" movie was excellent too, but merely a rendition of the classic, while the segments were different, there just was not as much originality to them!! As a result, it lost a little panache in the process!! As a Chicagoan, I should like the "Fantasia 2000" more in one area: The music was performed by the Chicago Symphony!! In the original, the music was done by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra!! "Fantasia" is a rare treat that every movie aficionado should witness.. I definitely recommend seeing this movie, preferably around Christmas!!
Disney's best feature combines animation and classical music. Most of the sequences work. "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" has some interesting abstract images to fit the music. "The Nutcracker Suite" is superb--simply masterful animation perfectly matching the beautiful music. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is a cute Mickey Mouse cartoon--probably your only chance to see Mickey wielding an axe! "Rites of Spring" is dull--seeing creation from the very beginning to the dinosaurs--VERY slow and boring. "The Pastrol Symphony" is lots of <more>
fun--it uses Greek mythology very well and has great animation--also topless females! "Dance of the Hours" is hilarious--ostriches, hippos, alligators and elephants dancing! "Night on Bald Mountain" is even by today's standards strong stuff. Very scary and frightening. "Ave Maria" is lousy--slow slow SLOW!!! Looks good though. Also the needless narration explaining every single sequence in detail is not needed. Still, well worth watching.
I've recently bought the Silly Symphonies DVD. My daughter Sarah and I have watched one cartoon every day, culminating in Fantasia. We didn't watch it all at once, but spread it over the course of a week I tend to agree with other comments - it's too much for kids in one viewing . She sat on my lap and loved every minute of it, even 'Night on Bald Mountain'. I must admit I hadn't watched it for years and forgot about this section, but she wasn't scared by it. This is surprising when you consider the spider in 'Mother Goose Melodies' frightened her!In my <more>
opinion Fantasia is the ultimate Silly Symphony. It's obvious all the groundwork for the film came from them, which is why it's so good - the artists had ten years to hone and perfect their skills while Walt Disney had the vision to realise it. I wonder if he had thought of it a decade earlier and waited until the right moment to create it...? It's a real shame he never lived to see its success because he deserved to.It's hard to find the right words to surmise this film; I suppose I could break each section down and give my opinion as others have done, but as a whole - well, it's got good bits and bad bits; happy and sad bits, it's scary and funny and gloomy and sunny. It's spirited, colourful, sparkling, animated... but let's not get carried away here. It's only a film and some bits of it are quite boring.If you randomly wound through it you could find yourself watching any one of the above, and this to me sums it up - it's unique. What other film can you say that about?Fantasia is a light that will shine for generations to come. 9/10.
"Fantasia" is truly a film ahead of its time and it needs to be seen in able for one to understand its importance in film history (by cmcrazy81392)
If there's one thing Walt Disney knew about better than anyone else, it was that the combination of music and animation is one of the most important combinations since bread and butter. This can best explain why most of Disney's animated features are musicals. It's because Walt Disney strongly believed that music and sound were essential keys towards great animated features and shorts. One could make a good argument that his 3rd full-length animated feature, "Fantasia" 1940 , was created as further proof regarding why he believed music was so essential to the world of <more>
animation. "Fantasia" is a unique animated feature in terms of its narrative. It starts out with an orchestra taking their places as if they were preparing for a concert. Then, the main narrator of this picture Deems Taylor emerges and introduces us to a new form of entertainment called "Fantasia". We are told that during this new form of entertainment, we will see the images that classical music had inspired in the minds of Walt Disney's massive staff of artists. In short, we're seeing pieces of famous classical music being brought to life visually based on what Disney's artists think these pieces are about. We are also told that there are three types of musical pieces in this program: music that tells a definite story, music that paints a series of pictures, and "absolute music" that exists simply for its own sake. This animated feature consists of eight separate segments which all are devoted to one of the three types of music. Sometimes, one could make an argument that some segments have more than one, since some segments are more clearly cut in the type of music they're going for than other segments. For instance, the first segment "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" is clearly an example of absolute music that exists simply for its own sake. All this segment composes of are visuals that one might think of whenever this classical music is being played. But then there are segments like "The Rite of Spring" which could easily count as music that paints a series of pictures as well as music that tells a definite story. The reason I believe this segment could apply to both is because while it tells us the history of the dinosaurs, you aren't exactly sure what to make of the overall vision Disney was going for with this segment. This is precisely why "Fantasia" is such a fascinating piece of filmmaking, because what it shows its audience is so unconventional and diverse that it's hard not to admire the fact that it's so original with its story structure. After seeing this picture a couple times, I have a better understanding of why "Fantasia" was immensely influential in the film industry, particularly with music videos. If you think about it, this film is just a series of silent animated short films perfectly synchronized to famous pieces of classical music. "Fantasia" would easily qualify as one of the films I would be most interested in learning more about the making behind. I would be more than eager to learn what Walt Disney's animators thought when he wanted to pursue executing this specific project so soon after the ambitious production of "Snow White". I would also be interested in learning the process behind the animation for these segments and how the animators synchronized the animation and music as well as they did, since I know the animation process was probably painstaking to say the least. Is this a film that will please everyone's tastes? I don't think so, since it's an acquired taste for some. After all, "Fantasia" is considered a big step for Disney fans to take since it's so different from anything Disney ever did that it could throw them for a loop. Are there some slow moments? I'd say that it gets off to a slow start, but by the time the film's most famous segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse comes around, it only gets better. Was the intermission involving the soundtrack corny and unnecessary? While I certainly can say it is by modern standards, I'll be fair by stating that this came out at a time when some audiences had trouble getting used to the then-new Technicolor process and their eyes had to take a break from the bright colors on screen. "Fantasia" is truly a film that was way ahead of its time in almost every aspect imaginable. From outstanding segments like "The Rite of Spring" and "Night on Bald Mountain", to the excellent orchestration of the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra, to the tremendous craft of the animation. It's one of those rare films in which the only way you can understand its importance in the history of cinema is to see for yourself. So what are you waiting for?
Beautiful Combination of Classical Music and Animation (by claudio_carvalho)
In 1940, Walt Disney released "Fantasia", the third feature of his studio and maybe his most ambitious project, with a beautiful combination of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski and animation. The result is a movie that has been worshiped by every generation. Yesterday I saw "Fantasia" again, now on the Special 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, restored and remastered with audio in THX inclusive with intermission. The program, for those that have eventually never seen or want to recall, is composed by the following: 1 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann <more>
Sebastian Bach. 2 Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 3 The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas. 4 Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. 5 Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack. 6 The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. 7 Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. 8 Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky. 9 Ave Maria by Franz Schubert.My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "Fantasia"
I don't know how old I was when I first watched this, but I may very well have been too young to comprehend how long ago it was made... much less how old some of the score is. I still recognize some of it from watching it more than a decade ago, and probably further back still. Putting images to classical music is a great way to get those of us yup, guilty as charged who just wouldn't sit down to listen to something like that under normal circumstances to experience it. Cartoons have aged remarkably well not just this, in general ... what needs to, and/or is meant to, look imposing <more>
still does I won't blow what they are, for anyone who hasn't seen this... and those who have may very well know exactly what I'm referring to , and the whole thing still works, almost 70 years after it was originally released. Little sound is added... the visuals are scored almost entirely with the performances of the orchestral classics, the way the animation brings the well-known composed pieces to life. Drawing styles vary, and some segments are naturalistic, others almost psychedelic. Colors are vivid, and sometimes underplayed. Segments are briefly introduced by a speaker. There is story progression in at least some of the bits. I recommend this to anyone who doesn't object to two hours of animated visuals to go with some of the greatest score ever composed. 8/10
Best represented by Dance of the Hours (by classicsoncall)
Well I've got to be honest about this - this was the fourth time I tried to watch "Fantasia". I never got beyond The Sorceror's Apprentice before, so I made myself get through the whole film yesterday. Still, I needed to take advantage of that intermission, because I just got too antsy. Hard to say why, but it just didn't hold an interest for me. As conductor Leopold Stokowski mentioned, one could as easily close one's eyes and imagine a set of images to go with the music just as well. I think I would actually have preferred that.The thing is, I realize that this was <more>
an important film for both the history of cinema and for Walt Disney. Considering the era, it was nothing short of a phenomenal accomplishment. For 1940, the dinosaur sequence was visually way ahead of it's time; today, it just doesn't hold up. And that's not meant to take anything away from the many artists who would have contributed to this project. Sometimes the magic works and sometimes it don't - for me, this was one time that it didn't.