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Fantasia
Directed by See "Credits" below
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by See "Credits" below
Starring Deems Taylor
Leopold Stokowski
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Walt Disney (voice)
Distributed by Walt Disney Productions
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date(s) November 13, 1940 (roadshow)
January 6, 1942 (wide)
Running time 124 minutes (original 1940 version, 2000 restoration)
81 min. (1942 edit)
115 min. (all versions, 1946 - 1990)
Language English
Budget $2,280,000 (est.)
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Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. The third film in the Disney animated features canon, it is an experiment in animation and music. The soundtrack of the film consists of eight pieces of classical music recorded under the direction of Leopold Stokowski; seven of these pieces were performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Animated artwork of varying degrees of abstraction or literalism is used to illustrate or accompany the concert in various ways. The film also includes live-action segments featuring Stokowski, the orchestra, and American composer and music critic Deems Taylor, who serves as the host for the film. Besides its avant-garde qualities, Fantasia was notable for being the first major film released in stereophonic sound, using a process dubbed "Fantasound". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x621, 66 KB) Summary Original poster for Fantasia. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... Deems Taylor (born Joseph Taylor) (1885 - 1966) was a U.S. composer and music critic. ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni StanisÅ‚aw BolesÅ‚awowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Walt Disney Productions is the former name of The Walt Disney Company, which it held from 1929 to 1986. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1940 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of animated feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: Official canon The following is a list of the forty-four feature films officially part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni StanisÅ‚aw BolesÅ‚awowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... Deems Taylor (born Joseph Taylor) (1885 - 1966) was a U.S. composer and music critic. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Label for 2. ... Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ...


Fantasia was originally released by Walt Disney Productions itself without then-distributor RKO Radio Pictures, and exhibited as a two-hour roadshow film with booked engagements. The film opened to mixed critical reaction and failed to generate a large commercial audience, which left Walt Disney in financial straits.[1][2] Fantasia was eventually picked up by RKO for release in 1941 and edited drastically to a running time of 81 minutes in 1942. Five subsequent rereleases of Fantasia between 1946 and 1977 restored various amounts of the deleted footage, with the most common version being the 1946 rerelease edit, which ran nine minutes shorter than the original 124 minute roadshow version. A 1982 reissue featured a newly recorded digital soundtrack conducted by composer Irwin Kostal, but was taken out of circulation in 1990 after a restored version of the original Stokowski-conducted soundtrack was prepared. The original version of Fantasia was never released again after 1941, and although some of the original audio elements no longer exist, a 2000 DVD release version attempted to restore as much of the original version of the film as possible. Walt Disney Productions is the former name of The Walt Disney Company, which it held from 1929 to 1986. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... RoadShow(路訊通, formerly known as 資訊娛樂共同睇 [paraphrased as Integrated View of Information and Entertainment]) is a Multi-Media On Board (MMOB) service on transit vehicles in Hong Kong. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Irwin Kostal (October 1, 1911-November 23, 1994) is the Academy Award winning musical arranger of films including: West Side Story (one of several orchestrators under musical director Johnny Green), Mary Poppins The Sound of Music Half a Sixpence Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bedknobs and Broomsticks Charlottes Web The... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Despite the film's initial failure, its reputation has grown to be considered one of the greatest films of all time. Fantasia and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) are the only animated films and the only Disney films to be listed on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time. The film was also deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The first of the AFI 100 Years. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is one of four official national libraries of the United States (along with the National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library, and National Archives and Records Administration). ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

Contents

Mickey Mouse and the birth of Fantasia

"Yen Sid", the sorcerer from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Fantasia.

By the late 1930s, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse was losing his popularity with movie audiences.[3] The Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts series had spawned the spin-off Donald Duck series, which was proving to be more popular and profitable than the Mickey Mouse series. However, Walt Disney wasn't ready to give up on his favorite character, and devised a special short that would be produced as a "comeback" film for Mickey Mouse. The Sorcerer's Apprentice, based on Goethe's story of the same name, was planned as a special Mickey Mouse short, and would be completely silent save for the classical music piece by Paul Dukas. The story artists who developed The Sorcerer's Apprentice originally suggested Dopey from Snow White for the title role, but Disney insisted upon using Mickey. Image File history File links Yensid. ... Image File history File links Yensid. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... For the childrens T.V series, see The Sorcerers Apprentice (TV series). ... “Goethe” redirects here. ... Paul Abraham Dukas (October 1, 1865-May 17, 1935) was a Parisian-born French composer and teacher of classical music. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ...


As work began on The Sorcerer's Apprentice in 1938, Disney happened to meet famed conductor Leopold Stokowski at a Hollywood restaurant.[4] Stokowski offered to serve as conductor for The Sorcerer's Apprentice at no charge, and assembled over one-hundred professional musicians in Los Angeles to record the score for the nine-minute cartoon. [5] [6] Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni StanisÅ‚aw BolesÅ‚awowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The animation department worked to make The Sorcerer's Apprentice one of their most ambitious works. Animator Fred Moore redesigned Mickey to give his figure more weight and volume in keeping with the modern efforts at the studio, and to give him eyes with pupils for greater expression. The film's color styling, pacing and layout, character animation, and effects animation were done with an increased attention to detail. The unnamed sorcerer in The Sorcerer's Apprentice was nicknamed "Yen Sid": "Disney" spelled backwards. [7] Fred Moore was an American character animator for Walt Disney Productions, best known for being the resident specialist of the animation of Mickey Mouse. ... Yen Sid is the name of the sorcerer in the The Sorcerers Apprentice segment of Walt Disneys 1940 film, Fantasia. ...


All of this excess came at a high price: $125,000, a price Walt Disney, and especially his brother and business partner Roy, knew they could never make back from the release of one short film.[8] In comparison, most Disney shorts at the time averaged a cost of $40,000, which was $10,000 above the average budget for an animated cartoon made outside the Disney Studio. Disney's most successful short cartoon, Three Little Pigs (1933), had made $60,000 in revenue. Following a suggestion by Stokowski, Walt Disney decided to expand The Sorcerer's Apprentice into a Feature Symphony with several animated sequences set to music, of which The Sorcerer's Apprentice would be one. To provide continuity and explanation, the composer and music critic Deems Taylor was recruited to provide live-action narrative introductions at the beginning of each segment. Stokowski suggested the title Fantasia (which literally means "A medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes."[9]), which became the film's final title (a working title for the film was The Concert Feature). The third pig builds a house of brick The wolf lands in the cooking pot For the Disney animated short film, see Three Little Pigs (film). ... Silly Symphonies is a series of cartoons made by Walt Disney Productions. ... Deems Taylor (born Joseph Taylor) (1885 - 1966) was a U.S. composer and music critic. ...


With The Sorcerer's Apprentice nearing completion, the rest of Fantasia entered production in early 1939, and the same attention to detail that was given to The Sorcerer's Apprentice was given to the other segments as well.


Program description

Most of the works played in the film are program music; that is, instrumental music that depicts stories in sound. However, the Disney program is generally not the same as the original. This criticism was addressed in the film itself. The host and narrator of the film, Deems Taylor, introduces each piece in the program and gives background on the original intent of the composer. There is no intent to deceive anyone into thinking that the Disney visual accompaniment was the "original intent" of the composer. Program music is music intended to evoke extra-musical ideas, images in the mind of the listener by musically representing a scene, image or mood [1]. By contrast, absolute music stands for itself and is intended to be appreciated without any particular reference to the outside world. ...


Some of the selections were shortened from their full length, for the sake of the film's running time. Of the eight pieces, four are presented virtually complete: Toccata and Fugue, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the Dance of the Hours(which is actually extended from its usual arrangement by repeating a portion of the "morning" segment, with lower instruments, for the "afternoon" segment), and the Ave Maria. The Nutcracker Suite is shorn of its Miniature Overture and March, the Rite of Spring (the longest segment in the film) is ten minutes shorter than the original thirty-five minute work, and the Pastoral Symphony segment is performed in a twenty-minute version rather than Beethoven's complete forty-minute one. There are also small internal omissions in Night on Bald Mountain.


Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Fantasia begins immediately (there are no opening credits or logos of any sort) with the stage doors being opened to reveal an orchestra stand. Musicians are seen ascending the stand, taking their places and tuning their instruments. Master of ceremonies Deems Taylor arrives and delivers an introduction to the film, Leopold Stokowski, and the first musical selection, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Stokowski appears and begins conducting the first strains of the Toccata and Fugue. “Bach” redirects here. ... Toccata and Fugue in D minor redirects here. ... Oscar Fischinger was a German artist, film-maker and animator. ... Cy Young was a Chinese-American special effects animator, the first head of Walt Disney Productions special effects animation department when it was founded in 1935 during the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. ... Joshua Meador was an animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio. ... Deems Taylor (born Joseph Taylor) (1885 - 1966) was a U.S. composer and music critic. ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is the name of two different pieces of music by Johann Sebastian Bach for the organ: BWV 538 and BWV 565. ...


The first third of the Toccata and Fugue is in live-action, and features an orchestra playing the piece, illuminated by abstract light patterns set in time to the music and backed by stylized (and superimposed) shadows. The number segues into an abstract animation piece — a first for the Disney studio - set in time to the music. Toccata and Fuge was inspired primarily by the work of German abstract animator Oscar Fischinger, who worked for a brief time on this segment. The animation segues back into the live-action footage of Stokowski as the piece concludes, setting the precedent for the rest of the musical numbers. Superimposition is a graphics term meaning the placement of an image on top of an already-existing image, usually to add to the overall image effect, but also sometimes to conceal something (such as when a different face is superimposed over the original face in a photograph). ... Kazimir Malevich, Black square 1915 Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. ... Oscar Fischinger was a German artist, film-maker and animator. ...


Although the Philadelphia Orchestra recorded the music for the film (excepting The Sorcerer's Apprentice), they do not appear on-screen; the orchestra used on-screen in the film is made up of local Los Angeles musicians and Disney studio employees like James MacDonald and Paul J. Smith, who mime to the prerecorded tracks by Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Originally, the Philadelphia Orchestra was slated to be filmed in the introduction and interstitial segments, but union and budgetary considerations prevented this from coming to pass. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... This article is about the religious leader; for the ice hockey player see James Kilby Macdonald James MacDonald (b. ... For other persons of the same name, see Paul Smith. ...


Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite is a personified depiction of the changing of the seasons; first from summer to autumn, and then from autumn to winter. It features a variety of dances, just as in the original, but danced by animated fairies, fishes, flowers, mushrooms, and leaves; no actual nutcracker is ever seen in this version. Many elements are rendered carefully and painstakingly using techniques such as drybrush and airbrush. “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ... A performance of The Nutcracker The story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King was written by E. T. A. Hoffmann. ... Fred Moore was an American character animator for Walt Disney Productions, best known for being the resident specialist of the animation of Mickey Mouse. ... Vladimir Peter Tytla (October 25, 1904–December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator working during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Arthur Art Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. ... Les Clark (November 17, 1907-September 12, 1979 was the first of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Jules Engel (11 March 1909–6 September 2003) was a Jewish-Hungarian American filmmaker, animator, painter,sculptor, and teacher. ... A performance of The Nutcracker The story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King was written by E. T. A. Hoffmann. ... This article is about divisions of a year. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the temperate season. ... This article is about the temperate season. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... by Sophie Anderson A fairy, or faery, is a creature from stories and mythology, often portrayed in art and literature as a minuscule humanoid with wings. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, the most abundant fish species in the world, Photo by Uwe Kils This page is about the animals which live in water. ... Wildflowers A flower is the reproductive organ of those plants classified as angiosperms ( flowering plants; Division Magnoliophyta). ... Basidiocarps (mushrooms) of the fungus Leucocoprinus sp. ... Leaves are an Icelandic five-piece alternative rock band who came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album, Breathe, drawing comparisons to groups such as Coldplay and Doves. ... A variety of nutcrackers A nutcracker consists of a mechanical device for cracking nuts. ... An example of the drybrush technique using black acrylic paint on illustration board. ... Paasche F#1 Single Action External Mix Airbrush An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media including ink and dye, but most often paint by a process of atomization. ...


The Sorcerer's Apprentice

  • Musical score: Paul DukasThe Sorcerer's Apprentice,
  • Directed by James Algar
  • Story development by Dick Huemer, Joe Grant, Perce Pearce, James Capobianco, and Carl Fallberg
  • Art direction: Tom Codrick, Charles Phillipi, and Zack Schwartz
  • Animation supervisors: Fred Moore and Vladimir Tytla
  • Animation: Les Clark, Riley Thompson, Marvin Woodward, Preston Blair, Edward Love, Ugo D'Orsi, George Rowley, and Cornett Wood

The Sorcerer's Apprentice tells the story of an apprentice who cannot control the magic that he has tried to use, with Mickey Mouse in the role of the apprentice. Afterwards, Mickey and Leopold, seen in silhouette, congratulate each other. Paul Abraham Dukas (October 1, 1865-May 17, 1935) was a Parisian-born French composer and teacher of classical music. ... Dick Huemer (January 2, 1898 New York — November 30, 1979 Burbank) was an animater in the Animation Golden Age. ... Joe Grant (May 15, 1908 - May 6, 2005) was a Disney artist and writer. ... Preston Blair (1918–1994) was an American character animator, most noted for his work at Walt Disney Productions and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation department A native of Redlands, California, Blair began his animation career in the early 1930s at the Universal studio under Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan. ... If youre looking for the TV show, see The Apprentice. ...


The Rite of Spring

T. rex and Stegosaurus face off in Fantasia's Rite of Spring sequence.
  • Musical score: Igor StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Directed by Bill Roberts and Paul Satterfield
  • Story development/research: William Martin, Leo Thiele, Robert Sterner, and John Fraser McLeish
  • Art direction: McLauren Stewart, Dick Kelsey, and John Hubley
  • Animation supervision: Wolfgang Reitherman and Joshua Meador
  • Animation: Philip Duncan, John McManus, Paul Busch, Art Palmer, Don Tobin, Edwin Aardal, and Paul B. Kossoff.

The Rite of Spring is a condensed version of the history of the Earth from the formation of the planet, to the first living creatures, to the age, reign, and extinction of the dinosaurs. The sequence showcased realistically animated prehistoric beasts, and utilized extensive and complicated special effects to depict volcanoes, boiling lava, and earthquakes. There are some inaccuracies; a Dimetrodon is shown amongst the dinosaurs, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus were extinct well before the end of the age of the dinosaurs, and were likely gone by the time T. Rex appeared. The large carnivorous dinosaur attacking the Stegosaurus is a Tyrannosaurus according to the preliminary introduction to the segment by Deems Taylor, and concept sketches by the artists. The Tyrannosaurus is incorrectly depicted with three fingers on each hand; despite the fact that by then paleontologists had come to believe that the dinosaur had two fingers, Walt Disney decided for the Tyrannosaurus to have three fingers, saying "it looks better that way." Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Igor Stravinsky. ... The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du printemps (Russian: Весна священная, Vesna svjaščennaja) is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which was first performed in 1913. ... John Hubley (May 21, 1914 – February 21, 1977) was an animator and animation director known for both his formal experimentation and for his emotional realism which stemmed from his tendency to cast his own children as voice actors in his films. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... For other uses, see Extinction (disambiguation). ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are giant reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ... This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ... Species Dimetrodon grandis skeleton at the National Museum of Natural History Dimetrodon () (two measures of teeth), was a predatory synapsid (mammal-like reptile) genus that flourished during the Permian Period, living between 280 and 265 million years ago. ... Species Apatosaurus ajax Apatosaurus excelsus Apatosaurus louisae Apatosaurus (pronounced ) meaning deceptive lizard, because its chevron bones were like those of Mosasaurus (Greek apatelos or apatelios = deceptive + sauros = lizard), often mistakenly referred to as Brontosaurus, is a genus of sauropod dinosaurs that lived about 140 million years ago, during the Jurassic... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... Species T. rex (type) Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus Cope, 1892 Dynamosaurus Osborn, 1905  ?Nanotyrannus Bakker, Williams & Currie, 1988 Stygivenator Olshevsky, 1995 Dinotyrannus Olshevsky, 1995 Tyrannosaurus (pronounced IPA: , meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of theropod dinosaur. ...


Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack

  • Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and David D. Hand
  • Key animation by Joshua Meador

Deems Taylor announces a fifteen-minute intermission following the conclusion of The Rite of Spring. The musicians are seen departing the orchestra stand, and the doors close to reveal a title card. In a proper roadshow of Fantasia, the theater's curtains would close simultaneously with the closing doors on the screen, and the title card would remain projected for fifteen minutes while the guests are briefly excused. Following the intermission, the film would be started again. Onscreen, the stage doors are opened again, and Taylor and the orchestra musicians are seen returning to their respective places. Joshua Meador was an animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio. ...


After the intermission there is a brief Meet the Soundtrack sequence which gives audiences a stylized example of how sound is rendered as waveforms to record the music for Fantasia. The sequence features animation by effects animator Joshua Meador and his team, who give the soundtrack (initially a squiggly line which changes into various shapes based upon the individual sounds played on the soundtrack) a distinct personality. Sound is a disturbance of mechanical energy that propagates through matter as a wave. ... www. ... Joshua Meador was an animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio. ...


The Pastoral Symphony

The Pastoral Symphony utilized delicate color styling to depict a mythical ancient Grecian world of centaurs, centaurettes (a Disney studio creation), a pegasus and his family, the gods of Mount Olympus, fauns, cherubs and other creatures and characters of classical mythology. It tells the story of the mythological creatures gathering for a festival to honor Bacchus, the god of wine riding his horned donkey, Jacchus, which is interrupted by Zeus, who decides to have a little fun by throwing lightning bolts at the attendees. “Beethoven” redirects here. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. ... Bill Peet (January 29, 1915 – May 11, 2002) was a childrens book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. ... Kenneth Allan Ken Anderson (born February 15, 1949 in Batavia, Illinois) is an American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and later returned as a position coach. ... Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ... Erik Larsen (born December 8, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a comic book writer, artist and publisher. ... Arthur Art Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... Don Towsley received a B.A. degree in physics and his Ph. ... Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), known simply as Walt Kelly, was a cartoonist notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... See also centaur (planetoid), Centaur (rocket stage) Guido Reni, Abduction of Deianira, 1620-21 In Greek mythology, the centaurs (Greek: Κένταυροι) are a race part human and part horse, with a horses body and a human head and torso (illustration, right). ... Pegasus and Bellerophon, Attic red-figure Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Ed. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mount Olympus (Greek: ; also transliterated as Mount Ólympos, and on modern maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece at 2,919 meters high (9,576 feet)[1]. Since its base is located at sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in Europe, in real absolute altitude... A faun, as painted by Hungarian painter Pál Szinyei Merse In Roman mythology, fauns are place-spirits (genii) of untamed woodland. ... A cherub (Hebrew כרוב; plural cherubim, כרובים) is an angelic creature mentioned several times in the Tanakh, or Old Testament, and in the Book of Revelation. ... Screenshot of Creatures 3 This is an entry about an artificial life computer program series. ... Classical or Greco-Roman mythology usually refers to the mythology, and the associated polytheistic rituals and practices, of Classical Antiquity. ... For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ... This article is about the ancient deity. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ...


This portion of the film was criticized for brief yet blatant nudity on the part of the centaurettes. Other criticisms center on the racial images of a centaurette servant named Sunflower, who is part African human, part donkey, and two attendants to Bacchus who are part African Amazons, part zebra. The servant has been excised from all prints in circulation since 1969, while the zebra-centaurettes have always remained in the film. For other uses, see Zebra (disambiguation). ...


Dance of the Hours

Dance of the Hours featured comic ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators all attempting to perform the actual ballet. The segment is animated with an energy and franticness rarely seen in Disney films. The animals are introduced to match the hours in an order corresponding to the times of day. Dawn welcomes the ostriches. At midday, the hippos take over. In the early evening, the elephants come to the fore. After night has fallen, the alligators come in the hopes of eating all, and the finale sees the chaotic chase that ensues. Amilcare Ponchielli (August 31, 1834 – January 17, 1886) was an Italian composer, largely of operas. ... La Gioconda is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Angelo by Victor Hugo. ... Dance of the Hours is a ballet from the opera La Gioconda composed by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886). ... Thorton Hee (26 March 1911 - 30 October 1988) was an animator, director, and teacher. ... John Lounsbery (March 9, 1911 - February 13, 1976) was an American animator who worked for The Walt Disney Company. ... Ray Patterson (November 23, 1911 - December 30, 2001) was an American animator. ... // Binomial name Carolus Linnaeus, 1758 The present-day distribution of Ostriches. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758[2] Range map[1] The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), from the Greek ‘ιπποπόταμος (hippopotamos, hippos meaning horse and potamos meaning river), often shortened to hippo, is a large, mostly plant-eating African mammal, one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other being the Pygmy... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... For other uses, see Alligator (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ...


Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria

Chernabog summons the spirits of the dead in the Night on Bald Mountain sequence of Fantasia.
  • Musical score:
  • Directed by Wilfred Jackson
  • Story development: Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann, and Phil Dike
  • special English lyrics for Ave Maria by Rachel Field
  • Operatic solo: Julietta Novis
  • Animation supervision: Vladymir Tytla
  • Animation: John McManus, William N. Shull, Robert W. Carlson, Jr., Lester Novros, and Don Patterson
  • Special animation effects: Dan MacManus, Joshua Meador, Miles E. Pike, and John F. Reed

The Night on Bald Mountain segment is a showcase for animator Bill Tytla, who gave the demon Chernabog a power and intensity required for few Disney films. The nocturnal Chernabog summons from their graves empowered restless souls, until driven away by the sound of a church bell. Noted actor Bela Lugosi served as a live action model for Chernabog, and spent several days at the Disney studio, where he was filmed doing evil, demon-like poses for Tytla and his unit to use as a reference. Tylta later deemed this reference material unsuitable and had studio colleague Wilfred Jackson perform in front of the cameras for the reference footage. Image File history File links Chernabog1. ... Image File history File links Chernabog1. ... Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain usually refers to one of two compositions – either a seldom performed early (1867) musical picture by Modest Mussorgsky, (Russian: , Ivanova noch na lïsoy gore), or a later (1886) and very popular fantasy for orchestra by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, A Night on the... Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: , Modest Petrovič Musorgskij, French: ) (March 9/21, 1839 – March 16/28, 1881), one of the Russian composers known as the Five, was an innovator of Russian music. ... Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain usually refers to one of two compositions – either a seldom performed early (1867) musical picture by Modest Mussorgsky, (Russian: , Ivanova noch na lïsoy gore), or a later (1886) and very popular fantasy for orchestra by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, A Night on the... Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. ... Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellens third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schuberts most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. ... Wilfred Jackson (January 24, 1906–August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons from The Walt Disney Company. ... Rachel Field (born September 19, 1894; died March 15, 1942) was an American novelist, poet, and author of childrens fiction. ... Vladimir Peter Tytla (October 25, 1904–December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator working during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Chernabog is a fictional character who appears in the Night on Bald Mountain segment of Walt Disneys Fantasia (1940). ... Look up Grave in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Church bell from Saleby, Västergötland, Sweden containing an inscription from 1228 in the Runic alphabet A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... Wilfred Jackson (January 24, 1906–August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons from The Walt Disney Company. ...


Chernabog is first seen when he awakes on top of Bald Mountain. It is Walpurgis Night and, using the powers of darkness, he raises ghosts, skeletons, demons, witches, dragons, goblins, and zombies from a nearby town and cemetery. He then summons fire and lava and makes the damned and the other creatures in his control dance and fly around, much to his delight, before he destroys them. In one part he picks up a handful of demons and transforms them first into naked women, then into demonic animals. Ultimately, he drops them into the lava which seals their fiery doom. Walpurgis Night in Sweden. ... Darkness is the absence of light. ... This article is about the paranormal. ... For other uses, see Skeleton (disambiguation). ... The demon Satan In folklore, mythology, and religion, a demon is a supernatural being that is generally described as an evil spirit, but is also depicted to be good in some instances. ... “Witch” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... A goblin is an evil or mischievous creature of folklore, often described as a grotesquely disfigured, elf-like phantom. ... This article is about the undead. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... Christian demonology establishes a relationship between demons and certain animals that are considered diabolical. ...


The horror of the demons, ghosts, skeletons, witches, harpies, and other evil creatures in Night on Bald Mountain comes to an abrupt end with the sound of church bells, which send Chernabog and his followers back into hiding, and the multiplane camera tracks far, far away from Bald Mountain to reveal a line of faithful townfolk with lighted torches, and the camera slowly follows them as they walk slowly and solemnly through the forest and ruins of a cathedral to the sounds of the Ave Maria. The animation of the worshipers is some of the smallest animation ever done: the camera had to be so close to some of the work that it had to be rendered at only an inch or so high. Even a slight deviation in the width of the final painted line would have been distracting to a movie audience on the big screen. In fact, as told by animator Frank Thomas in the book Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life the entire sequence had to be reshot twice, once because the wrong focal length lens was used, and once because of a small earth tremor that shook the animation planes out of alignment. The multiplane camera then finally tracks through the trees to reveal a sunrise as the film fades to its conclusion. A multiplane camera built by an animation hobbyist in 1972. ... Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Categories: Disney stubs | Disney books ... This article is about focal length related to lenses and systems of lenses. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ...


Originally the plan was for the procession to enter an actual church, and there are numerous concept drawings of gothic architecture, stained-glass windows and actual statues of the Virgin Mary as can be seen on the Fantasia Anthology bonus disc. Ultimately, this ending was deemed too overly religious by Walt, and he opted for a more natural setting instead. However, the forest design in the segment still mimics that of a cathedral with an overtly gothic motif.


General credits

Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... Deems Taylor (born Joseph Taylor) (1885 - 1966) was a U.S. composer and music critic. ... Joe Grant (May 15, 1908 - May 6, 2005) was a Disney artist and writer. ... Dick Huemer (January 2, 1898 New York — November 30, 1979 Burbank) was an animater in the Animation Golden Age. ... Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ... James Wong Howe (黃宗霑; pinyin: Huáng Zōngzhān) (August 28, 1899 - July 12, 1976) is considered one of the greatest cinematographers in movie history. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio), is a former American football defensive end. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ...

Fantasound

Main article: Fantasound

Not only did Fantasia establish animation as a true art form, it also introduced film audiences to multi-channel sound, which played a very important part in Fantasia. After the completion of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Stokowski enlisted the Philadelphia Orchestra, of which he was the conductor, to record the music for the six remaining segments. Walt Disney was present on the sound stage during an early session, and was very pleased with what he was hearing until he heard the playback from the recording engineers. He felt the recorded version of the music sounded tinny and undynamic, and asked his engineers to see what they could do about developing a better sound system. The engineers, led by William E. Garity, responded by creating a multi-channel sound format they called Fantasound, making Fantasia the first commercial film ever to be produced in stereophonic sound. The film also marked the first use of the click track while recording the soundtrack, overdubbing of orchestral parts, and simultaneous multi-track recording. Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ... Stereophonic means having two channels of audio. ... The click track originated in early sound movies, where marks were made on the film itself to indicate exact timings for musicians to synchronise their recordings to the moving image. ...


Always wanting to try new things, Walt Disney also had plans to film Fantasia in widescreen and to spray different perfumes into the theater at appropriate times during the Nutcracker Suite, but those plans were never carried out.[10] The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... A performance of The Nutcracker The story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King was written by E. T. A. Hoffmann. ...


Film presentation

Poster for the original release of Fantasia.

Walt Disney intended for Fantasia to be more than just a film. It was to be an event, complete with reserved seating and fancy dress. Special program books were prepared for the film, featuring production artwork and photographs, dedications by both Walt and Stokowski, and the credits and synopsis for each segment. Each theater was rigged with 30 or more speakers, all lined around the perimeter of the ceiling, to provide the full Fantasound experience. The format of the film follows that of a concert rather than a motion picture. Besides the Deems Taylor narration passages, a proper presentation of Fantasia features a 15-minute intermission, which falls between The Rite of Spring and the Meet the Soundtrack segment. Image File history File links Fantposter. ... Image File history File links Fantposter. ...


Unusual for an American animated film, Fantasia had no opening or closing credits in its original version. The film opens with curtains parting to reveal the orchestra entering and taking their places. During the film's intermission, a solitary title card was to be played over the movie theater's closed curtain, reading:

"Fantasia. Copyright 1940 by Walt Disney Productions (Inc). Color by Technicolor. MPPDA. RCA Sound System."

For the film's 1946 rerelease, and for all later theatrical releases, the title card seen during the intermission was transferred to the very beginning of the film (in regular main title fashion), but no other credits appeared. This was the way the film was shown until 1990, when closing credits, listing the entire technical staff and those involved with the 1990 restoration, were added to the end of the film. These credits were shown against a background of the orchestra exiting, using footage taken from the "intermission" segment, which had not been seen since its original 1940 release. Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... MPAA redirects here. ...




Release history

Fantasia was originally released in 1940 by Walt Disney Productions itself as a roadshow release, since Disney's distributor RKO Radio Pictures backed out of the film. Its first playdate, the film's premiere, was in New York City on November 13, 1940. The final scene to be shot (the long multiplane pan in the Ave Maria sequence) was completed, developed, printed, and rushed via airplane to New York that same day, where it was spliced into the film a mere four hours before showtime. Primarily because of the amount of audio equipment required and the time necessary to make the installation, the full-length Fantasound version of Fantasia was only shown at 12 theatres, and only 16 Fantasound-equipped prints were ever made. The financial failure of Fantasia left Walt Disney in financial straits, which is why he followed Fantasia with a relatively low-budget feature, Dumbo.[11] Disney redirects here. ... The roadshow theatrical release (also commonly known as reserved seat engagement) is a practice whereas a film opens in a special limited number of theaters in large cities like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco for a specific period of time before it spreads to nationwide release (also known... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The multiplane camera is a special motion picture camera used in the traditional animation process that moves a number of pieces of artwork past the camera at various speeds and at various distances from one another. ... Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ... Fantasound was an early stereophonic sound process developed by William E. Garity for the Walt Disney studio in 1940 for the motion picture Fantasia, making Fantasia the first commercial film with multichannel sound. ... Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. ...


Starting with the January 29, 1941 play date in Los Angeles, California, RKO assumed distribution of Fantasia. They had the film's soundtrack remixed into monophonic sound, to make it easier to distribute, and added their logos to the film's solitary title card. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Label for 1. ...


In late 1941, RKO had the 125-minute Fantasia edited down to 81 minutes (done by deleting the entire Toccata and Fugue in D Minor segment and shortening the live-action Deems Taylor sequences as much as possible). This version of the film was released nationwide on January 6, 1942 — the first time Fantasia was given a wide release — with the infamous tagline "Fantasia Will Amazia!" Audiences were not particularly responsive to the film, and it played as a B-film in most movie houses. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ...


Fantasia was edited once again in 1946, restoring Toccata and Fugue, but still keeping the Deems Taylor sequences to a minimum. This is the version most familiar to the public and the version most future releases of Fantasia would be based upon, and is therefore called the "General Release Version". It retains all of the animation from the original, but omits portions of the live-action.


Stereo sound was restored to Fantasia in 1956, when it was released in CinemaScope-compatible SuperScope. Only one operating Fantasound setup, and one Fantasound-equipped print, existed by this time; the sound negatives were stored on nitrate film and had by this time deteriorated. [12] The output from the four-track Fantasound system was transferred via high-quality telephone lines to an RCA facility and recorded onto magnetic tape. The magnetic recording was mixed to create a new final four-channel stereo mix for the widescreen release. [12] The film was formatted into widescreen by removing the top and bottom portions of the frame for most scenes, and by squeezing others to fit inside of the SuperScope frame. A Fox logo used to promote the CinemaScope process. ... Nitrocellulose Nitrocellulose Nitrocellulose (also: cellulose nitrate, flash paper) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose through, for example, exposure to nitric acid or another powerful nitrating agent. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ...


Fantasia did not turn a profit until its 1969 rerelease. By then, Fantasia had become immensely popular among teenagers and college students, many of whom would take illegal drugs such as marijuana and LSD to "better experience" the film.[13] Disney therefore promoted the film as a "trip-film" for its 1969 rerelease, even creating a psychedelic-styled poster to match this campaign. The rerelease was a major success, especially with the psychedelic young adult crowd, many of whom would come lie down in the front row of the theater and experience the film from there. Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ...


The film was once again edited for the 1969 release, this time to remove Sunflower, a centaur depicted as an African-American girl in the Pastoral Symphony segment. According to the Memory Hole, "Performing menial duties for the blonde, white female centaurs, Sunflower is a racial stereotype along the lines of Amos and Andy, Buckwheat, and Aunt Jemima." For other uses, see Censor. ... Amos & Andy (also rendered as Amos n Andy) was a United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. ... Billie Thomas (originally William Thomas, Jr. ... Aunt Jemima is a trademark for pancake flour, syrup, and other breakfast foods. ...


For its 1982 reissue, as motion picture sound technology was advancing, the 1956 Fantasia sound master was deemed both unusable and unsalvageable. Disney decided to completely rerecord the film's soundtrack, and a new digitally recorded score arranged and conducted by Irwin Kostal was made. This marked the first time a motion picture's score was recorded entirely using digital technology. However, judicial edits were made, including replacing Deems Taylor's original narration with that of Hugh Douglas. This version of Fantasia would be rereleased again in 1985. This article is about the year. ...


For Fantasia's 50th anniversary in 1990, Disney decided to go back to the original Stowkowski recording. Using the 1955 stereo soundtrack and the 1941 mono soundtrack as his source material, Disney audio engineer Terry Porter restored the Stowkowski soundtrack using digital technology to an approximation of the original multi-channel Fantasound mix. [12] In the meantime, Peter Comandini at YCM Laboratories worked on restoring the picture from original camera negatives, edited and duplicate negatives, and, in the cases of some scenes, archival prints. [12] The film was re-edited to closely resemble the 1946 General Release Version, save for the retention of the 1969 censorship edit and the addition of an end credits sequence (played over footage from the original roadshow version's intermission). This restored version of Fantasia was released on home video in 1991. [14] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Finally, for its 60th Anniversary DVD release in the year 2000, Disney's manager of film restoration, Scott MacQueen, supervised a restoration and reconstruction of the original 124-minute roadshow version of Fantasia. The visual elements from the Deems Taylor segments that had been cut from the film in 1942 and 1946 were restored, as was the intermission. However, the original nitrate audio negatives for the long-unseen Taylor scenes had deteriorated several decades earlier, so Disney brought in voice actor Corey Burton to rerecord all of Taylor's lines. Although it was advertised as the "original uncut" version, portions from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 were censored by digitally zooming in to avoid showing the black centaurette Sunflower. The Disney editor responsible, John Carnochan, was quoted as saying, "It's sort of appalling to me that these stereotypes were ever put in."[15] With the exception of these changes, this is the most complete version of the film that currently exists. The restored roadshow version of Fantasia debuted in June 2000 at the Animation Film Festival in Annecy, France; accompanying its sequel, Fantasia 2000. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Trinitrate redirects here. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. ... City flag Coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Haute-Savoie (préfecture) Arrondissement Annecy Canton Chief town of 3 cantons Intercommunality Communauté de lagglomération dAnnecy Mayor Jean-Luc Rigaut  (UDF) (since January 15, 2007) Statistics... Fantasia 2000 is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...


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Fantasia theatrical release history

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Worldwide release dates

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Critical reception and legacy

DVD cover for the 2000 Fantasia DVD

The film won two Honorary Academy Awards: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1035x1437, 1415 KB) Summary http://library. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1035x1437, 1415 KB) Summary http://library. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

  • Walt Disney, William E. Garity and J.N.A. Hawkins — For their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia (certificate).
  • Leopold Stokowski (and his associates) — For their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form (certificate).

Critics to this day differ in their evaluation of the film. There are certainly many critics who admire the film greatly, particularly the animation work, and as an American animated feature film made with an unprecedented level of artistic ambition. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...


Others have taken a more negative view, sometimes labeling it as kitsch. Famed movie critic Pauline Kael wrote, "'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' featuring Mickey Mouse, and parts of other sequences are first-rate Disney, but the total effect is grotesquely kitschy." The Beethoven sequence is frequently singled out for criticism, because of the editing of the piece and the juxtaposition of the piece with the Ancient Greek setting. Kitsch is a term of German origin that has been used to categorize art that is considered an inferior copy of an existing style. ... Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. ...


Classical music lovers who know the pieces are sometimes offended by the cuts that were taken, which were particularly heavy in the Beethoven sequence.[citation needed] The cuts in The Rite of Spring angered Igor Stravinsky, the only living composer whose work was represented in the film.[16] Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Igor Stravinsky. ...


On the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American movies, "Fantasia" is ranked #58. Along with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it is one of only two Disney movies on the list. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The first of the AFI 100 Years. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ...


The Sorcerer's Apprentice is often considered the best sequence in the film, and was the only sequence from the original film carried over into Fantasia 2000. A comic adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice was featured in Mickey Mouse Adventures #9, published by Disney Comics at the time of the film's 50th anniversary. Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice has become such an iconic role for the character that he is regularly depicted as such in the Disney parks. Mickey is seen wearing his famous red wizard's robe and blue sorcerer's hat in numerous parades as well as in the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! at both Disneyland and Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World. The sorcerer's hat is also an official symbol of Disney-MGM Studios and also is involved heavily in the plot of Mickey's Philharmagic at The Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Disney's home video sales division featured "Sorcerer Mickey" on its covers starting from its inception in 1980. From 1986 to 2000 the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo (as Walt Disney Home Video) featured Sorcerer Mickey.[17] Fantasia 2000 is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... The first issue of Mickey Mouse Adventures, in which Mickey rescues Minnie from The Phantom Gondolier. Mickey Mouse Adventures is a comic book published by Disney Comics which features Mickey Mouse as the main character and features characters from the Mickey Mouse universe. ... This advertisement for Disney Comics ran in the issues published at the milestone of their first year. ... Fantasmic! is the night-time fireworks and visual hydrotechnic show at Disneyland in California and Disney-MGM Studios, Florida. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The third park to open at the resort, it debuted on May 1, 1989. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Mickeys PhilharMagic is a 3-D film attraction at the Magic Kingdom theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort and at Hong Kong Disneyland. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ...


This is one of the very few films that got a 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.com. Other classics of the time to receive 100% are Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, King Kong, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... The Wizard of Oz may refer to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, or any of its numerous adaptations, the most famous being the 1939 film version starring Judy Garland. ... King Kong in the 1933 film. ... The Adventures of Robin Hood is the title of: a 1938 movie, starring Errol Flynn: see The Adventures of Robin Hood (movie) a television series of the 1950s, starring Richard Greene: see The Adventures of Robin Hood (series) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other...


Updates

Disney had wanted Fantasia to be an ongoing project, ideally with a new release each year. The plan was to repeat some of the scenes while replacing others with different music and animation, so that each version of the film would include both familiar material and new segments. However, the film's underwhelming box-office performance prevented such plans from being realized.


Clair de Lune

One segment intended for the original Fantasia was completely animated, and then left out of the first release. Clair de Lune, based on Claude Debussy's piano piece, was a casualty of Fantasia's excessive length: the sequence made it to the final pencil test stages before being deleted. Ink and paint and Technicolor photography were completed in January 1942 with the intentions of releasing Clair de Lune as a short subject, which would not be done for fifty-four years. Instead, the sequence was later completely recut and rescored as the Blue Bayou segment of Make Mine Music (1946). The Suite Bergamasque (ber-gah-mask) is one of the most famous piano suites of Claude Debussy, and is widely regarded as the most fascinating. ... Claude Debussy, photo by Félix Nadar, 1908. ... Early American actor William Garwood starred in numerous short films, many of which were only 20 minutes in length Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American film industry in the early period of cinema. ... Make Mine Music is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on April 20, 1946. ...


A workprint of the original version of Clair de Lune was finally discovered, restored, and released by Disney as a stand-alone short subject in 1996; the accompanying Deems Taylor/Stowkowski footage was never found. This version of Clair de Lune can be found on disc 3 of the Fantasia Legacy DVD box set, or on the Disney Classic Fantasia DVD (released in 2000) as a special feature. A workprint is a rough version of a motion picture, used by the film editor(s) during the editing process. ...


Other proposed sequences and Fantasia 2000

Other segments such as Ride of the Valkyries, Swan of Tuonela, Flight of the Bumblebee, Invitation to the Dance, and Adventures in Perambulator were storyboarded but never fully animated, and thus were never put into production for inclusion in a future Fantasia release. Both World War II and overseas costs prevented Disney from revising Fantasia during his lifetime. Other proposed segments that only made it into the conceptual stage include: The Firebird, Petrouchka, and Reynard, Baby Ballet, Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns), Don Quixote, Hary Janos, La Mer, The Love for Three Oranges, The Magic Flute, Mosquito, The Planets, Pop Goes the Weasel, Roman Carnival Overture, Schwanda the Bagpiper, and Till Eulenspiegel. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. ... The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen) is an 1895 tone poem by the Finland-Swedish composer Jean Sibelius. ... The Flight of the Bumblebee is a famous orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899-1900. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. ... This article is about the fictional character and novel. ... Háry János is an opera in four acts by Zoltán Kodály to a Hungarian libretto by Béla Paulini and Zsolt Harsányi, based on the comic epic The Veteran (Az obsitos) by János Garay. ... La Mer is an orchestral composition by the French composer Claude Debussy. ... The Love for Three Oranges (Любовь к трем апельсинам in Russian, Lyubov k Tryom Apelsinam in transliteration) is an opera by Sergei Prokofiev to a libretto based on the play Lamore delle tre melarance by Carlo Gozzi. ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... For other uses, see Mosquito (disambiguation). ... This page is about the orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. ... This article is about the nursery rhyme. ... Roman Carnival Overture Op. ... Schwanda the Bagpiper (Å vanda Dudák in Czech) in an opera in two acts by Jaromir Weinberger to a Czech libretto by Milos Kares, based on a story by J. K. Tyl. ... Till Eulenspiegel (IPA: , Low Saxon: Dyl Ulenspegel, Flemish: Thyl Ulenspiegel) was a trickster who originated in the Middle Low German folklore. ...


Disney's dream was belatedly and finally realized with the release of Fantasia 2000 in IMAX theaters on January 1, 2000. The film was put into general release half a year later. Fantasia 2000 repurposed The Sorcerer's Apprentice sequence with Mickey Mouse, but otherwise consisted entirely of new material. Celebrities such as Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and James Earl Jones served as hosts of the various sections of the film. Fantasia 2000 is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... James Earl Jones (b. ...


Parodies and references

The 1941 film The Reluctant Dragon features comedian Robert Benchley attempting to steal a maquette of one of the zebra-centaurettes during his visit in the maquette department. The Reluctant Dragon movie poster The Reluctant Dragon is a 1898 childrens book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to The Reluctant Dragon, a 1941 feature film from Walt Disney Productions. ... Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 – November 21, 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. ... Adobe Ceramic maquette model of a tower. ...


In 1943, Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) director Friz Freleng used an opening gag in Pigs in a Polka when the Big Bad Wolf opened the cartoon spoofing Deems Taylor. Also in the same year, Robert Clampett did a Fantasia spoof short film, A Corny Concerto, with Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck acting out the musical segments (and Elmer Fudd doing an impression of Deems Taylor). Bugs himself impersonates Leopold Stokowski's conducting style in 1949's Long-Haired Hare. Leon Schlesinger (1884 - December 25, 1949) was a Jewish producer at the Warner Bros. ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for the old building in Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were first created. ... Isadore Friz Freleng (August 21, 1906[1]–May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... Pigs in a Polka , released February 2, 1943, is a Merrie Melodie animated cartoon. ... Robert Bob Clampett (May 8, 1913–May 4, 1984) was an animator, producer, director, and puppeteer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... A Corny Concerto is a 1943 Warner Bros. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Porky Pig is an Academy Award-nominated animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. ... Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. ... Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies characters. ... This article describes a Looney Tunes cartoon. ...


In 1976, Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto released his own Fantasia parody called Allegro Non Troppo. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bruno Bozzeto. ... Allegro non troppo is a Bruno Bozzetto animated film released in 1977. ...


The animated series The Simpsons parodied Fantasia in the episode Itchy & Scratchy Land as Scratchtasia, which involved Scratchy the cat (in Mickey Mouse's apprentice garb), avoiding the sharp axe of Itchy to orchestral music. In the episode Treehouse of Horror IV there is a scene where Flanders, being revealed as Satan, was insulted by Homer. He then transforms into a red version of the demonic character Chernabog from Night on Bald Mountain and disappears in a cloud of smoke. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Itchy & Scratchy Land is the fourth episode of The Simpsons sixth season and first aired on October 2, 1994. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ...


The animated series South Park also parodied the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Fantasia in the episode "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", in which Mr. Hankey dons a wizard outfit and drives out an independent film festival by summoning a wave of sewage, similar to Mickey's dream of summoning a storm. This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the South Park episode. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Recurring South Park characters. ...


The Disney animated series Timon and Pumbaa parodied Fantasia with the musical segments "Bumble In The Jungle" and "Beethoven's Whiff". Timon (right) and Pumbaa (image from Timon & Pumbaas Jungle Games CD Program) The Lion Kings Timon and Pumbaa is a Disney animated television series that premiered from 1995 to 1999. ...


Chernabog from Night on Bald Mountain was a level boss in the videogame Kingdom Hearts. Yen Sid from The Sorcerer's Apprentice appears in Kingdom Hearts II and advises the character Sora early on in the game, along with the brooms as the janitors of Disney Castle and the Sorcerer's Apprentice itself having a place in the Kingdom Hearts continuity. Chernabog also features as a main villain in Fantasmic, where Mickey (in his Sorcerer costume) defeats the creature. Chernabog is a fictional character who appears in the Night on Bald Mountain segment of Walt Disneys Fantasia (1940). ... Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain usually refers to one of two compositions – either a seldom performed early (1867) musical picture by Modest Mussorgsky, (Russian: , Ivanova noch na lïsoy gore), or a later (1886) and very popular fantasy for orchestra by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, A Night on the... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... Yen Sid is the name of the sorcerer in the The Sorcerers Apprentice segment of Walt Disneys 1940 film, Fantasia. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Although more of a self-parody, the House of Mouse special House of Villains, where almost every Disney villain teams up to take over Mickey's club, contains a fight sequence between Jafar and Mickey. In the sequence leading up to the fight, the villains continuously look towards Mickey's direction, mimicking the same sequence in The Rite of Spring segment. The House of Mouse is a Disney cartoon show where Mickey Mouse and his friends run a nighclub called The House of Mouse, which shows Disney cartons as part of its floor show. ... Jafar (Arabic: جعفر [Jafar]) is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. ...


In Big Daddy (2000), Steve Buscemi's homeless character explains that he became homeless in part because he "watched Fantasia a lot," presumably while using psychedelic mushrooms. Big Daddy may refer to: In people: Ed Big Daddy Roth, illustrator and Kustom Kulture pioneer Don Big Daddy Garlits, pioneer drag racer Big Daddy, British professional wrestler real name Shirley Crabtree Idi Amin, the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979 Big Daddy Kane, rapper Big Daddy V, professional... Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor and film director. ... Magic mushrooms are also known as sacred mushrooms, psychedelic mushrooms, and, more generally, hallucinogenic mushrooms. ...


The ostriches and hippos from "Dance of the Hours" and the brooms from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" appear as R.K. Maroon's employees in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ...


The animated series "The Simpsons" parodied The Rite of Spring in the opening credits as is shown when a "Homer Cell" undergoes stages of mitosis before finally evolving to a land walking lizard. The lizards walks through several of the scenes, including the fight scene between the Tyrannosaurus and the Stegasaurus, and also the scene where the last dinosaurs walk through the desert.


See also

Origins of motion picture arts and sciences Any overview of the history of cinema would be remiss to fail to at least mention a long history of literature, storytelling, narrative drama, art, mythology, puppetry, shadow play, cave paintings and perhaps even dreams. ... This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... According to the Auteur Theory, the prevalent framework of modern film criticism, a film director is most responsible for the creative aspects of a film. ... Overview A Trip Through the Walt Disney Studios was a documentary which was never intended for public showing. ... Fantasia 2000 is an animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...

Notes

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  2. ^ http://www.filmsite.org/fant.html
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  5. ^ Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons. New York: Oxford University Press. Pg. 243.
  6. ^ Thomas, Bob (1991). Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast. New York: Hyperion. Pg. 86
  7. ^ Disney, Roy E., Levine, James, Canemaker, John, and MacQueen, Scott (2001). DVD audio commentary for Fantasia [DVD release]. Burbank, California: Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  9. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=fantasia
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  12. ^ a b c d Aldred, John (Winter 1995). "Fantastic Fantasia". Amps.com. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/trivia
  15. ^ Daly, Steve. "New Rating for 'Fantasia':PC", Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 1991. Retrieved on 2007-08-16. 
  16. ^ http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Feedback/feedback_hindemith.htm
  17. ^ http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Walt_Disney_Home_Entertainment

Roy E. Disney in Sweden, 1990 to promote The Little Mermaid. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... John Canemaker (b. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  • Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516729-5.
  • Maltin, Leonard (1980, rev. 1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-452-25993-2.
  • (2001). "Fantasia Publicity" supplemental features from The Fantasia Anthology [DVD release]. Burbank: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ...

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