"The Pines of Rome"
Composed by Ottorino Respighi
Animation Director: Hendel Butory
Art Director: Dean Gordon
"The Pines of Rome", a CGI
(Computer Generated Image) segment about a pod of whales that
take flight when a supernova explodes above their iceberg home.
"...Respighi's 'Pines of Rome',
Fantasia 2000's story of a lost whale. Sorrowing as he see's his
parents' shadows on the wall of the ice cave in which he is lot,
the little humpback finds a light that lends him back to the pond.
In their joy, the whales breach the water and ascend skyward on
a mystical journey. Unlike in Fantasia, much of the beauty here
comes from computer graphics. 'The water gives us a sense of depth
that you could not get with traditional, two-dimensional water,'
says Butoy. 'We could move through space with a much greater sense
of depth and dimension because of computer-generated water."
From "Fantasia 2000: The Next Generation", Disney
Magazine, Fall 1999.
FANTASIA/2000 NEWS | FANTASIA/2000
PRODUCTION | FANTASIA/2000
CREW | FANTASIA/2000
| SYMPHONY NO. 5 | THE PINES OF ROME | RHAPSODY
IN BLUE | THE
STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER |
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS | THE
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE | POMP
AND CIRCUMSTANCE | THE