• Fantasia (1940)


Release Date: January 6th, 1940

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

G |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Released in 1940, represented Disney's boldest experiment to date. Bringing to life his vision of blending animated imagery with classical music. What had begun as a vehicle to enhance Mickey Mouse's career blossomed into a full-blown feature that remains unique in the history of animation.

Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Walt Disney, Julietta Novis, Hugh Douglas

Director: James Algar , Samuel Armstrong , Ford Beebe , Norman Ferguson , Jim Handley , T. Hee , Wilfred Jackson , Hamilton Luske

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Animated

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Keywords: 1940s, Inspiring, Transformation, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Throughout Fantasia, Disney pushes the edges of the envelope. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Fearless mix of classical music and animation, the one movie to satisfy that oft-misused adjective ''unique.'' [01 Nov 1991, p.3D]

  • 90

    Envisioned as a musical symphony come to life, Fantasia is a bizarre, almost trippy experience rich with hypnotic visuals, dazzling animation and beautiful music. show more

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