An animated musical classic and the modern update of it. Double the animated wizardry!
Originally released in 1940 this magical combination of music and animation has been a family favourite for 70 years. It deserved the two Special Awards it received at the Oscars in 1941. To further cement its reputation in 1990 the Library of Congress chose the film to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry.
Ahead of its time, Fantasia is eight sections of animation accompanied by music featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra. The narration is done by Deems Taylor and the voice of Mickey Mouse is done by Walt Disney himself.
Mickey Mouse is a provocative sorcerer's apprentice and is anxious to become a sorcerer so he goes a little too far. This leads to trouble and as a result light and darkness wage a huge battle.
Hosted by Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn and Teller, Angela Lansbury, Itzhak Perlman, and Quincy Jones the film carries on the Fantasia tradition of melding animation and classical music performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The film continues where the first ended. We begin with a battle between light and darkness followed by the adventures of Humpback Whale calf, next is the story of a couple of lives in 1930s New York, a story of a tin soldier, a silly flamingo causes some trouble, a scene starring Mickey from the original, Donald Duck as the busy assistant on Noah's Ark, and it ends with a tale of forest renewal and life and death.
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