Fantasia

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Released 1941

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Director:
James Algar , Samuel Armstrong
Released:
1941
Rating:
G
Fantasia, the Walt Disney classic released in 1940, consists of eight segments of animated imagery set to eight separate pieces of classical music. When Disney created a multi-channel recording process for the soundtrack, Fantasia became the first film in history to be released in stereo sound. The eight classical pieces are Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Nutcracker Suite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Rite of Spring, The Pastoral Symphony, Dance of the Hours, Night on Bald Mountain, and Ave Maria. Originally created to boost the popularity of the Mickey Mouse character, Fantasia developed into a feature length project when the full cost of each of the segments was realized. Fantasia was originally a box office and critical failure, with Walt Disney himself claiming that it was a "mistake." It has since become an American classic and has earned a place as a hallmark of American cinema. A sequel was released in 1999 entitled Fantasia 2000.
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  • The true majesty of Disney in its purest form

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    During this small golden age, Walt Disney made five near-perfect gems right in a row. This is definitely the best of them, and that's saying a lot considering it's also up against films like "Snow White" and Pinocchio". But I cannot lie when I say "Fantasia" is still one of the company's finest works. The animation is some of the best I've ever seen, the music is spectacular and unforgettable (I'm a huge sucker for orchestral soundtracks), and all the shorts are just masterpieces in the realm of animation. There's not much else to say other then "Fantasia" represents the true majesty of Disney.moreless

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Animation, Fantasy, Kids