Fantasia Anthology

Fantasia Anthology

Director: James Algar, Gaëtan Brizzi, Samuel Armstrong, Ford I. Beebe

Cast: James Algar, Gaëtan Brizzi, Samuel Armstrong, Ford I. Beebe

     
 
In honor of Fantasia's 60th anniversary, Disney released Fantasia 2000, an updated and revised version of the film with even more spectacular visual effects and music. Viewers can now see both these films, along with a painstaking behind-the-scenes look at their production, in the three-disc Fantasia Anthology collection. The two films themselves are

Overview

In honor of Fantasia's 60th anniversary, Disney released Fantasia 2000, an updated and revised version of the film with even more spectacular visual effects and music. Viewers can now see both these films, along with a painstaking behind-the-scenes look at their production, in the three-disc Fantasia Anthology collection. The two films themselves are rich, with well-produced visual menus and English and French captions, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, and detailed chapter selections that include narrated introductions to each short film and its music. A navigational booklet is also included for those interested in the updated version of the film. The most extraordinary special feature is the supplemental DVD, Fantasia Legacy, which offers a complete look at the inception and creation of these two visual and auditory masterpieces. All of this information may seem like too much to digest. Fortunately, the package includes a printed map that allows viewers to find their way easily through all the supplemental materials. The Fantasia Anthology is a must for Disney fans, classical music lovers, or anyone inspired by the process of creativity.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Just when you thought Disney's Fantasia couldn't get any more fantastic, the three-DVD Fantasia Anthology arrives with the original Fantasia and the recent IMAX release, Fantasia 2000, plus such extras as audio commentaries and making-of featurettes. Anthology lives up to its name with the third bonus disc, Fantasia Legacy, which is also chock-full of background lore, including storyboards, still frame galleries, original trailers, music history, and exclusive Walt Disney interviews (the original ranks among his proudest creations). The perfect coda to this animated symphony is a featurette, "The Fantasia That Never Was," which focuses on deleted animation, alternate versions, abandoned concepts, and much more. Like Mickey laboring to control those pesky mops, trying to take everything in on this magical set is a classic challenge.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
UPC:
0786936141030
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, THX-Supervised Mastering]
Time:
8:11:00

Special Features

Disc One: "Fantasia":; Restored and remastered: Walt Disney's uncut version; Audio commentaries by Roy E. Disney, conductor James Levine, animation historian John Canemaker, Scott MacQueen, manager of film restoration [Walt Disney Studios]; Rare archival interviews with Walt Disney spanning three decades; The Making of "Fantasia"; Original narration and intermission; DTS Digital Surround; Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound; THX-certified, including THX optimode; Original theatrical aspect ratio 1.33:1; Disc Two: "Fantasia 2000":; Digital-to-digital transfer; Audio commentaries by Roy E. Disney, conductor James Levine, and producer Don Ernst; Audio commentaries by segment and art directors; The Making of "Fantasia 2000"; Academy Award-winning animated short "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" [first release in Cinemascope and stereo]; "Melody" animated short; Showcase program featuring highlights of the movie; French-language track; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; DTS 5.1 Digital Surround; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified, including THX optimode; Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 matching filmmakers' original intent; Enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Disc Three: "Fantasia Legacy":; In-depth exploration of segments, including storyboards, concept art, and character designs; Special effects of "Fantasia"; Still-frame galleries; The Art of "Fantasia"; Publicity material [trailers/posters]; Pencil tests of unused animation; Exclusive Walt Disney segments from "Tricks of Our Trade"; "The Plausible Impossible" and "The Story of the Animated Drawing"; Biographies of the filmmakers; Historical context of each musical piece; "The Fantasia That Never Was"; Reconstructed full animation and story reels [with music] of abandoned ideas for "Clair de Lune," "The Ride of the Valkyries," "The Swan of Tuonela," "Adventures in a Perambulator," and "Invitation to the Dance"; Still-frame art for "The Flight of the Bumble Bee," "Mosquito," and "Baby Ballet"; "Fantasia 2000": ; Behind-the-scenes look at each segment including CGI, animation tests, storyboards, concept art, and character designs; Interviews with the filmmakers; Production progression demonstrations; Deleted animation; Alternate version; Abandoned concepts; Publicity material [trailers/posters]; Historical context of each musical piece

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Narrator
Itzhak Perlman Narrator
Quincy Jones Narrator
Bette Midler Narrator
James Earl Jones Narrator
Penn Jillette Narrator
Teller Narrator
James Levine Narrator
Angela Lansbury Narrator
Leopold Stokowski Conductor ("Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment),Himself
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
Deems Taylor Himself
Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra
Bela Lugosi Model for Tchernabog

Technical Credits
James Algar Director
Gaëtan Brizzi Director
Samuel Armstrong Director
Ford I. Beebe Director
Paul Brizzi Director
Hendel Butoy Director
Walt Disney Director
Francis Glebas Director
Jim Handley Director
Albert Heath Director
Eric Goldberg Director
Pixote Hunt Director
T. Hee Director
Graham Heid Director
Wilfred Jackson Director
Hamilton Luske Director
Bianca Majolie Director
Sylvia Moberly-Holland Director
Bill Roberts Director
Paul Satterfield Director
Ben Sharpsteen Director
Norman Wright Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fantasia
1. Opening/Narrator's Introduction [3:58]
2. "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" (Johann Sebastian Bach) [3:20]
3. Narrator's Introduction [6:19]
4. "The Nutcracker Suite" (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) [:39]
5. Narrator's Introduction [6:08]
6. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (Paul Dukas) [5:11]
7. Narrator's Introduction [3:08]
8. "The Rise of Spring" (Igor Stravinsky) [1:01]
9. Intermission [6:09]
10. Meet the Sound Track [3:07]
11. Narrator's Introduction [:30]
12. "The Pastoral Symphony" (Ludwig Van Beethoven) [3:04]
13. Narrator's Introduction [7:49]
14. "Dance of the Hours" (Amilcare Ponchielli) [7:57]
15. Narrator's Introduction [6:52]
16. "Night on Bald Mountain" (Modeste Moussorgsky) [1:09]
17. "Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert) [:12]
Disc #2 -- Fantasia 2000
1. Opening/Main Title [:02]
2. "Symphony No. 5" (Ludwig Van Beethoven) [1:14]
3. Introduction (Steve Martin and Itzhak Perlman) [1:14]
4. "Pines of Rome" (Ottorino Respighi) [:19]
5. Introduction (Quincy Jones) [:19]
6. "Rhapsody in Blue" (George Gershwin) [2:32]
7. Introduction (Bette Midler) [1:28]
8. "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102" (Dmitri Shostakovich) [2:01]
9. Introduction (James Earl Jones) [5:42]
10. "Carnival of The Animals, Finale" (Camille Saint-Saëns) [2:28]
11. Introduction (Penn & Teller) [:55]
12. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (Paul Dukas) [2:35]
13. Introduction (James Levine) [6:45]
14. "Pomp and Circumstance - Marches 1, 2, 3, and 4" (Sir Edward Elgar) [3:11]
15. Introduction (Angela Lansbury) [1:15]
16. "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version" (Igor Stravinsky) [1:28]
17. End Credits [5:57]

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