DISNEY PIRATE GUIDE TO FANTASIA.
Disney's classic released in 1941 with a sequel Fantasia 2000 released in, guess what, 2000! The original DVD release of both movies was in 2000 and subsequently withdrawn leaving the pirates free to flood the market with poor quality fake DVDs. If you're buying, make sure you purchase an authentic version, as displayed below, that has the Disney hologram.
UK Specification R2 Version available:
Fantasia Fantasia 2000 The Fantasia Collection
DVD Release Date: Nov 2000
Current status : DELETED. Rerelease planned Mar 2011.
Unlike most movies Fantasia has no story. This groundbreaking feature comprises eight segments of classical music played by the Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by the renowned Leopold Stokowski with Disney animators creative interpretations of the classical pieces. The result is some beautiful animation and an explosion of colour that is as vibrant today as it was since it's theatrical release in 1940. The most recognised segment is Mickey Mouse in Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice where an eager student tries his Master's sorcerer's hat and assumes his powers ....only to make a complete mess. The fit between animation and music is just perfect. Fantasia won an honorary Academy Award in 1942 for the following:
Walt Disney, William E. Garity, J.N.A. Hawkins,
For their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia
Leopold Stokowski (and his associates)
For their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form
Fantasia 2000 continues the adventure with seven new segments of classical music and depicted animation and an old segment (Mickey-Sorcerer's apprentice) worthy of being repeated. Fantasia 2000 features Donald Duck in the final sequence 'Pomp and Circumstance' acting as a harried assistant to Noah on the Ark. Fantasia 2000 was nominated for a Grammy in 2001 in the category ' Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media'.