Fantasia
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 13, 1940 Series: Disney Theatrical Feature
Screenshots for this cartoon may be seen on the individual sequence page as listed below.

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Synopsis

Through the combined talents of conductor Leopold Stokowski, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the artists of the Walt Disney Studio, eight pieces of classical music are brought to life with animation and imagination.

Characters

Hop Low
Yen Sid
Mickey Mouse
(Voice: Walter Elias "Walt" Disney)
Bacchus
Chernabog
Hyacinth Hippo
Ben Ali Gator

Credits

Conductor

Leopold Stokowski

Narration

Deems Taylor

Recording

William E. Garity
C.O. Slyfield
J. N. A. Hawkins

Production Supervisor

Ben Sharpsteen

Story Director

Joe Grant
Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer

Musical Direction

Edward "Ed" Plumb

Musical Film Editor

Stephen Csillag


Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Contains the Sequences:

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
The Nutcracker Suite
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Rite of Spring
The Pastoral Symphony
Dance of the Hours
Night on Bald Mountain / Ave Maria

Included in:

The Disneyland Story (The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment)

Milestones

  • This was the first film released in stereophonic sound, courtesy of a specially-made sound system called Fantasound.

Trivia

  • For the film's 1982 reissue, the soundtrack was re-recorded in digital stereo by Irwin Kostal. The original Stokowski soundtrack was restored for the 1990 reissue.

VHS

United States

Fantasia

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Fantasia

DVD

United States

Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)
The Fantasia Anthology
Fantasia / Fantasia 2000

BluRay Disc

United States

Fantasia / Fantasia 2000

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 126:14
Production No.: 2004
MPAA No.: 5920
MPAA Rating: G
Animation Type: Combined Live-Action and Standard Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Stereo - Fantasound
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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