G | 120 min | Wednesday, November 13, 1940
Fantasia is Walt Disney’s third film directed by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer together with Ben Sharpsteen as the film’s production supervisor. This animated film consists eight segments, set to pieces under the baton of Leopold Stokowski and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Deems Taylor acts as the film's narrator who introduces each segment in live action scenes.
There are eight colorful, impressive, free-flowing, abstract, and often surrealistic but powerful animation sequences featured in Fantasia. The most famous perhaps is Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" where we see Mickey Mouse as an aspiring apprentice who oversteps his limits and creating a musical, chaotic wonder in spite of him meddling with his master’s affairs. battling brooms carrying endless buckets of water. Also included are J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"; Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite"; dinosaurs, volcanoes and the triumph of life in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"; the delightful "Dance of the Hours" by Ponchielli with dancing hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, and elephants all wrapped up in one visually stunning experience; and Mussorgsky's darkly apocalyptic "Night on Bald Mountain."
Fantasia is credited for bagging two honorary Academy awards in 1942 both for Leopold Stokowski and Walt Disney, William E. Garity, and J.N.A Hawkins.
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