Fantasia 2000 Special Edition DVD

Catalogue Number: 644-5660

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Fantasia 2000 Special Edition DVD

DVD

Released: 28/03/11

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Synopsis

Following in the footsteps of the 1940 Disney classic, FANTASIA 2000 features seven animated short films set to classical compositions, along with the original version of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', starring Mickey Mouse. (This 2000 version also includes hosts such as Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, and Bette Midler introducing each segment.) The film opens with abstract butterfly-like creatures of light and darkness fluttering about to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony but quickly moves to the second sequence, featuring an adventurous baby whale and its elders floating along to The Pines of Rome. Next is the Rhapsody In Blue segment, a tribute to 1930s New York City, based on the line drawings of illustrator Al Hirschfeld. The fourth piece is Hans Christian Andersen's tale of The Steadfast Soldier set to Piano Concerto No. 2, followed by The Carnival of Animals which stars a yo-yo-wielding pink flamingo. The next two segments feature classic Disney characters; first, Mickey Mouse in the original version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, then Donald Duck in a retelling of the Noah's Ark story set to Pomp and Circumstance. Finally, The Firebird closes out the film, with a sweeping woodland story of nature's death and rebirth. With its brilliant animation, well-paced stories, and immediately engaging music, FANTASIA 2000 easily matches the wondrous spectacle of the original.

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Cast & Crew

Composer
Dmitri Shostakovich
George Gershwin
Igor Stravinsky
Ottorino Respighi
Paul Dukas
Edward Elgar
Ludwig van Beethoven
Camille Saint-Saens
Editor
Craig Paulsen
Julia Gray
Gregory F. Plotts
Lois Freeman-Fox
Jessica Ambinder-Rojas
Executive Producer
Roy Edward Disney
Host
Penn & Teller
Angela Lansbury
Steve Martin
Bette Midler
James Levine
Itzhak Perlman
James Earl Jones
Quincy Jones
Performer
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Producer
Donald W. Ernst
Director

Key Information

Classification
U
Consumer Advice
Contains occasional mild threat
Duration (mins)
72
Type
DVD
Studio
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Number Of Discs
1
Region
2
Genre
Animation
Children"s

Variant

Type
DVD

Features

Special Features
Audio commentaries|
Language
English
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