Opened in Imax Theaters January 1, 2000.
On general release June 16, 2000.
Released on video November 2000.
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
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.
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.
DVD & Soundtrack
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
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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