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Disney's Fantasia Title

Premiere Date:
November 13, 1940

Running Time:
125 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE/SCENES:

"Toccato and Fugue in D Minor"

"The Nutcraker Suite"

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

"The Rite of Spring"

"The Pastoral Symphony"

"Dance of the Hours"

"Night on Bald Mountain"

"Ave Marie"

CAST

Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mickey Mouse

CREW

Conductor, Leopold Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 DIRECTORS

 Samuel Armstrong
Bill Roberts
Paul Satterfield
Hamilton Luske
Jim Handley
Ford Beebe
Norm Ferguson
Wilfred Jackson

STORY

 Don DaGradi

 CONTRIBUTED ANIMATION

Oskar Fischinger

 ANIMATION DIRECTOR
(The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

 James Algar

 ANIMATION DIRECTOR
(Dance of the Hours)

 T. Hee

 ANIMATOR
(The Nutcracker Suite)

 Art Babbitt

 TECHNICIANS

William Garity
John N. A. Hawkins
RCA

BACKGROUND PAINTER 

Claude Coats

CAST OF CHARACTERS

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice": Yensid, Mickey Mouse

"The Pastoral Symphony": Bacchus, Apollo, Diana

"Dance of the Hours": Ben Ali Gator, Mlle. Upanona,
Hyacinth Hippo, Elephanchine

"Night on Bald Mountain": Chernabog

SONGS

"Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" (Bach)

"The Nutcracker Suite" (Tchaikowsky)

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (Paul Dukas)

"Rite of Spring" (Igor Stravinsky)

"The Pastoral Symphony" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

"Dance of the Hours" (Amilcare Ponchielli)

"Night on Bald Mountain" (Modeste Moussorgsky)

"Ave Marie" (Franz Schubert)

Disney's Fantasia Home Video

Disney's Fantasia DVD

Disney's Fantasia LaserDisk

Disney's Fantasia CD

Disney's Fantasia CD

Home Video

 DVD

(Order)

LaserDisc

Soundtrack

(Order)

The "Fantasia" (60th Anniversary Special Edition) DVD includes the following extras:

A never-before-released, uncut, restored original theatrical version of the film, including the original narration and intermission.

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 "Clair de Lune" animated segment.

"The Making of Walt Disney's 'Fantasia'" featurette.

Full-screen format

FAN SITE LINKS

N/A

SPIN-OFFS:

"Fantasia Gardens": a topiary water garden at Disneyland,
replacing the Motor Boat Cruise in January, 1993.

 "Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf and Garden Pavilion":
two 18-hole miniature golf courses, opened on May 20, 1996,
next to the Swan and Dolphin hotels at Walt Disney World.

"Fantasia/2000": released January 1, 2000.

TRIVIA

"Fantasound": Special Technical Award for "outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia." 1942.

 Special Award to Leopold Stokowski and associates
for their achievement "in the creation of a new form of
visualized music." 1942.

 The film was originally a box office flop during its
release in 1940, but received a following in the late 60's.

 The film was re-released in 1946, 1956, 1963, 1969,
1977, 1982, 1985, and 1990. Released on video in 1991.
DVD release in 2000.

GALLERY

Baby Pegasus Hippo and Croc Dancing

50th Anniversary Poster Original Fantasia Movie Poster

Home Video Cover 60s Movie Poster (Re-Released)