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Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)

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Groundbreaking on several counts, not the least of which was an innovative use of animation and stereophonic sound, this ambitious Disney feature has lost nothing to time since its release in 1940. Classical music was interpreted by Disney animators, r

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Groundbreaking on several counts, not the least of which was an innovative use of animation and stereophonic sound, this ambitious Disney feature has lost nothing to time since its release in 1940. Classical music was interpreted by Disney animators, resulting in surreal fantasy and playful escapism. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra provided the music for eight segments by the composers Tchaikovsky, Moussorgsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli, Bach, Dukas, and Schubert. Not all the sequences were created equally, but a few are simply glorious, such as "Night on Bald Mountain," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and "The Nutcracker Suite." The animation ranges from subtly delicate to fiercely bold. The screen bursts with color and action as creatures transmute and convention is thrust aside. The painstaking detail and saturated hues are unique to this film, unmatched even by more advanced technology. --Rochelle O'Gorman


Special features

  • A commentary by Walt Disney (created from rare archival interviews with Walt Disney, spanning three decades)
  • A commentary by Roy E. Disney, maestro James Levine and John Canemaker, animation historian
  • "The Making of Walt Disney's 'Fantasia'" featurette

Product details

  • Actors: Leopold Stokowski, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Walt Disney, Deems Taylor, Mickey Mouse
  • Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford I. Beebe
  • Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (593 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CX9W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,630 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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