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Fantasia
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7.8 IMDB rating
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Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski
Himself - Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Deems Taylor Deems Taylor
Himself - Narrative Introductions
Corey Burton Corey Burton
Narrator: Deems Taylor overdubs
Walt Disney Walt Disney
Mickey Mouse
Hugh Douglas Hugh Douglas
Narrator
James MacDonald James MacDonald
Percussionist
Tim Matheson Tim Matheson
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Julietta Novis Julietta Novis
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Joe Grant Joe Grant
(story direction)
Dick Huemer Dick Huemer
(story direction)


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Review of Fantasia

4 years, 7 months ago at Jul 6 0:25
4 votes
There comes a time in every critic's life, in which they have to give a negative review to a well known and loved classic. Unfortunately, I am in the situation of giving a negative review to one of the best known and best received animated films of all time; Fantasia.

Fantasia really doesn't have a plot of any kind. Instead, it boasts a unique premise. We are introduced at the begi... read more

A good movie

9 months, 2 weeks ago at May 11 14:44
2 votes
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point (in fact, recently, I was planning to watch it on Netflix but they just removed it…). Anyway, I always had a weak spot for this feature. Indeed, there is one thing that always bothered me with Disney’s animated features and it is their terrible lack of originality. Basically, all ... read more

Don't see what's so good about this one.

7 years ago at Feb 15 3:42
1 vote
This film was really bizzare because there wasnt really a story to it. It was a mixture of different collections of stories. It is one of those films that a lot of people love because of its beauty and inspiring music but there are a lot of people that hate it because it is boring. I didnt hate it I just didnt like it that much. I think that it is a mixture of shorts that Disney thought of and he ... read more
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Description: An innovative and revolutionary animated classic from Walt Disney, combining classical music masterpieces with imaginative visuals, presented with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The eight animation sequences are colorful, impressive, free-flowing, abstract, and often surrealistic pieces. They include the most famous of all, Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with Mickey Mouse as the title character battling brooms carrying endless buckets of water. Also Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," dinosaurs and volcanoes in Stravinsky's "Rite ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1940
UPC: 717951004611
Tags: Animation (42), Disney (33), Fantasy (26), Musical (20), 1940s (16), 1940 (12), Magic (11), Music (10), Family (10), Animated (10), Classic (9), Centaur (7), Unicorn (6), Classical Music (6), Cartoon (6), (5), Fairy (5), Dinosaur (5), Ballet (4), Dance (4)
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“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point (in fact, recently, I was planning ”

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“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point (in fact, recently, I was planning ”

johanlefourbe posted a review 9 months, 2 weeks ago

A good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point (in fact, recently, I was planning to watch it on Netflix but they just removed it…). Anyway, I always had a weak spot for this feature. Indeed, there is one thing that always bothered me with Disney’s animated features and it is their terrible lack of originality. Basically, all their movies tend to follow the very same formulas and set of rules and even though it was fine when ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ was released, almost 80 years later, it has become seriously tedious. For this reason, I always had a weak spot for this flick because, even though it is flawed, it remains one of their most original productions and only for this, it should get much more credit” read more

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