Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound, now brilliantly presented with an all-new digital restoration. Fantasia created the mold for blending music and movie magic into an exhilarating moviegoing experience. Unforgettable images are brought to life by some of the world’s best music, the comedy of Mickey Mouse as a troublemaking sorcerer’s apprentice, the beauty of winged fairies and cascading snowflakes, even plump hippos performing ballet in tutus!
Disney pulled out all the stops for his third animated feature film, a creative anthology using the medium to popularize classical music. Working with the Philadelphia Orchestra and its star conductor Leopold Stokowski, the Disney crew, which included more than 1,000 animators and technicians, interpreted several classic musical pieces in dazzling and humorous vignettes. For this film, Disney also developed the first stereo presentations, which he called “Fantasound.” There’s Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, but also Stravinsky, set to the rise and fall of the dinosaur world, and Mussorgsky, accompanying a demonic bacchanal that dissolves at dawn. And don’t forget Mickey Mouse, in his wonderful “comeback” role as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!” Fantasia is a terrific and entertaining introduction to classical music and a great example of Disney magic at its finest. (US 1940) 125 min.
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