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Fantasia 2000

Sequel to Fantasia, seven new segments are animated to interpret classical compositions, along with one segment from the 1940 original.

Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven features abstract visions of color, shape and light.

Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102, by Dmitri Shostakovich tells the fable of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, by Hans Christian Andersen.

The Pines of Rome, by Ottorino Respighi tells the story of a pod of whales who can fly.

Carnival of the Animals, Finale, by Camille Saint-Saens, features the animation of a flock of flamingos with a yo-yo.

Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance, Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4 stars Donald Duck as an assistant on Noah's Ark.

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin shows a stylized look at life in Manhattan during the Jazz Age.

Firebird Suite, by Igor Stravinsky uses a young sprite triumphantly awakening a ravaged forest to tell the tale of death and rebirth.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment is from the original version of Fantasia.

74 minutes long.


Release Date

Opened in Imax Theaters January 1, 2000.
On general release June 16, 2000.

Released on video November 2000.


Cast List

Directed By:
James Algar
Gaetan Brizzi
Paul Brizzi
Hendel Butoy
Francis Glebas
Eric Goldberg
Don Hahn

Written By:
Carl Fallberg
Irene Mecchi
Perce Pearce
David Reynolds


Songs

Symphony No. 5
Pines Of Rome
Rhapsody In Blue
Piano Concerto No. 2
Allegro; Carnival Of The Animals
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Pomp And Circumstance Marches
Firebird Suite -- 1919 Version


Fun Facts

The films premiere was held at Carnegie Hall in New York on December 15, 1999.
It was the first full length animated feature film to be shown in IMAX.
The soundtrack is provided by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Levine.
"Rhapsody in Blue" is the longest of the segments, at 12 minutes.
The rain seen in "Pomp and Circumstance" is the same that was used in the "Rites of Spring" sequence in the original Fantasia.
It was the fastest-grossing big-screen release ever, reaping $64.4 million during its four-month engagement.

In "Pomp and Circumstance," when the animals step out onto the deck after the rain stops, Mickey and Minnie can be seen standing on the roof.


Quotes

Bette Middler: Hi. You may not know this, but over the years the Disney artists have cooked up dozens of ideas for new Fantasia segments. Some made it to the big screen this time, but others - lots of others - how can I put this politely?... didn't.

Steve Martin: You know what's amazing is that many of these musicians are playing for the very first time. Thanks to Steve Martin's "Master Musician Home Study Course". More about that later.

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DVD Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary By Executive Producer Roy E. Disney, Conductor James Levine, And Producer Don Ernst
  • Audio Commentary By Segment Directors And Art Directors
  • Animated Short "Melody"
  • Academy Award®-Winning Animated Short, "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom"
  • Showcase Program Featuring Exciting Clips From FANTASIA 2000!
  • Special FANTASIA 2000 Commemorative Booklet
  • Digital-To-Digital Transfer

Bloopers

In "Pomp and Circumstance": Donald takes out a picture of him & Daisy in which they are both looking at the camera, but next time he looks at the picture, Daisy is looking at him.
In "Rhapsody in Blue": The first shot in the young man's room shows the alarm clock upright, but the next shot shows a close up of the clock which is face down.
In "Rhapsody in Blue": The sign outside Monica's Cafe reads "2 EGGS ANY STYLE 25c," but a sign outside the cafe reads "2 EGGS 10c."


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