Disney Animated Movie



Movie: Fantasia
Writer(s): Joe Grant, Dick Huemer
Director: Samuel Armstrong
Release Date: 13th November 1940
Ambitious animated epic from Disney studios, which includes sequences set to music by - amongst others - Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Schubert and Beethoven. Also featured is the famous 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' routine, in which Mickey Mouse (voiced by Walt himself for the last time) creates magical mayhem when he tries to get his chores done with the aid of a spell or two.



Sequence Information

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Musical score: » Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 (Stokowski's own orchestration)
Directed by: » Samuel Armstrong
Story development: » Lee Blair, Elmer Plummer, and Phil Dike
Art direction: » Robert Cormack
Background painting: » Joe Stahley, John Hench, and Nino Carbe
Visual development: » Oskar Fischinger
Animation: » Cy Young, Art Palmer, Daniel MacManus, George Rowley, Edwin Aardal, Joshua Meador, and Cornett Wood

Nutcracker Suite
Musical score: » Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a
Directed by: » Samuel Armstrong
Story development: » Sylvia Moberly-Holland, Norman Wright, Albert Heath, Bianca Majolie, and Graham Heid
Character designs: » John Walbridge, Elmer Plummer, and Ethel Kulsar
Art direction: » Robert Cormack, Al Zinnen, Curtiss D. Perkins, Arthur Byram, and Bruce Bushman
Background painting: » John Hench, Ethel Kulsar, and Nino Carbe
Animation: » Art Babbitt, Les Clark, Don Lusk, Cy Young, and Robert Stokes
Choreography: » Jules Engel

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Musical score: » Paul Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Directed by: » James Algar
Story development: » Perce Pearce and Carl Fallberg
Art direction: » Tom Codrick, Charles Phillipi, and Zack Schwartz
Background painting: Claude Coats, Stan Spohn, Albert Dempster, and Eric Hansen
Animation supervisors: » Fred Moore and Vladimir Tytla
Animation: » Les Clark, Riley Thompson, Marvin Woodward, Preston Blair, Edward Love, Ugo D'Orsi, Wikipedia: George Rowley, and Cornett Wood

The Rite of Spring
Musical score: » Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Directed by: » Bill Roberts and Paul Satterfield
Story development/research: » William Martin, Leo Thiele, Robert Sterner, and John Fraser McLeish
Art direction: » McLaren Stewart, Dick Kelsey, and John Hubley
Background painting: » Ed Starr, Brice Mack, and Edward Levitt
Animation supervision: » Wolfgang Reitherman and Joshua Meador
Animation: » Philip Duncan, John McManus, Paul Busch, Art Palmer, Don Tobin, Edwin Aardal, and Paul B. Kossoff
Special camera effects: » Gail Papineau and Leonard Pickley

The Pastoral Symphony
Musical score: » Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68 "Pastorale"
Directed by: » Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, and Ford Beebe
Story development: » Otto Englander, Webb Smith, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Bill Peet, and George Stallings
Character designs: » James Bodrero, John P. Miller, Lorna S. Soderstrom
Art direction: » Hugh Hennesy, Kenneth Anderson, J. Gordon Legg, Herbert Ryman, Yale Gracey, and Lance Nolley
Background painting: » Claude Coats, Ray Huffine, W. Richard Anthony, Arthur Riley, Gerald Nevius, and Roy Forkum
Animation supervision: » Fred Moore, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Art Babbitt, Ollie Johnston, and Don Towsley
Animation: » Berny Wolf, Jack Campbell, Jack Bradbury, James Moore, Milt Neil, Bill Justice, John Elliotte, Walt Kelly, Don Lusk, Lynn Karp, Murray McClellan, Robert W. Youngquist, and Harry Hamsel

Dance of the Hours
Musical score: » Amilcare Ponchielli - La Giaconda: Dance of the Hours
Directed by: » T. Hee and Norm Ferguson
Character designs: » Martin Provensen, James Bodrero, Duke Russell, Earl Hurd
Art direction: » Kendall O'Connor, Harold Doughty, and Ernest Nordli
Background painting: » Albert Dempster and Charles Conner
Animation supervision: » Norm Ferguson
Animation: » John Lounsbery, Howard Swift, Preston Blair, Hugh Fraser, Harvey Toombs, Norman Tate, Hicks Lokey, Art Elliott, Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson, and Franklin Grundeen.

Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria
Musical score:
Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Franz Schubert - Ave 'Maria
Directed by: » Wilfred Jackson
Story development: » Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann, and Phil Dike
Art direction: » Kay Nielsen, Terrell Stapp, Charles Payzant and Thor Putnam
Background painting: » Merle Cox, Ray Lockrem, Robert Storms, and W. Richard Anthony
Special English lyrics for Ave Maria by Rachel Field
Choral director: » Charles Henderson
Operatic solo: » Julietta Novis
Animation supervision: » Vladimir Tytla
Animation: » John McManus, William N. Shull, Robert W. Carlson, Jr., Lester Novros, and Don Patterson
Special animation effects: » Joshua Meador, Miles E. Pike, John F. Reed, and Daniel MacManus
Special camera effects: » Gail Papineau and Leonard Pickley


Sorcerers Apprentice:
Title Time Description Size Disney Movie Link
Sorcerer's Apprentice!! 3mins 38s Sorcerer's Apprentice 28.4MB Sorcerer's Apprentice

alt : Sorcerers Apprentice


Fantasia Animations:Fantasia


Mickey Mouse: Mr. Stokowski! Mr. Stokowski!
Mickey Mouse: My congratulations, sir!
Leopold Stokowski: Congratulations to you, Mickey!
Mickey Mouse: Gee, thanks! Hehe! Well, so long! I'll be seeing ya!
Leopold Stokowski: Goodbye!

Narrator: You know, it's funny how wrong an artist can be about his own work. The one composition of Tchaikovsky's that he really detested was his "Nutcracker Suite", which is probably the most popular thing he ever wrote. It's a series of dances taken out of a full-length ballet called "The Nutcracker" that he once composed for the St. Petersburg Opera House. It wasn't much of a success and nobody performs it nowadays, but I'm pretty sure you'll recognize the music of the suite when you hear it. Incidentally, you won't see any nutcracker on the screen; there's nothing left of him but the title.

Narrator: Before we get into the second half of the program, I'd like to introduce somebody to you. Somebody who's very important to Fantasia. He's very shy and very retiring. I just happened to run across him one day at the Disney Studios. But when I did, I realized that here was not only an indispensable member of the organization, but a screen personality. And so I'm very happy to have this opportunity to introduce to you the soundtrack.

Narrator: How do you do? My name is Deems Taylor, and it's my very pleasant duty to welcome you here on behalf of Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski, and all the other artists and musicians whose combined talents went into the creation of this new form of entertainment, "Fantasia". What you're going to see are the designs and pictures and stories that music inspired in the minds and imaginations of a group of artists. In other words, these are not going to be the interpretations of trained musicians, which I think is all to the good. Now there are three kinds of music on this "Fantasia" program. First, there's the kind that tells a definite story. Then there's the kind that while it has no specific plot, it does paint a series of more or less definite pictures. And then there's a third kind, music that exists simply for its own sake. Now, the number that opens our "Fantasia" program, the "Toccata and Fugue", is music of this third kind, what we call "absolute music". Even the title has no meaning beyond a description of the form of the music. What you will see on the screen is a picture of the various abstract images that might pass through your mind if you sat in a concert hall listening to this music. At first, you're more or less conscious of the orchestra. So our picture opens with a series of impressions of the conductor and the players. Then the music begins to suggest other things to your imagination. They might be, oh, just masses of color or they may be cloud forms or great landscapes or vague shadows or geometrical objects floating in space. So now we present the "Toccata and Fugue In D Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, interpreted in pictures by Walt Disney and his associates, and in music by the Philadelphia Orchestra and its conductor, Leopold Stokowski.


Fantasia is the only Disney film with an intermission.
Of all the Disney Animated Features Fantasia is the longest running at 125 minutes.
Disney still recieves complaints about the scene "Night on Bald Mountain"
saying it terrified their children. Walt Disney wanted to re-release Fantasia every year but with new music segments in it. However this proved over ambitious.
In Dance of the Hours the Hippo is named Hyacinth, the Ostritch is named Mlle Upanova and the alligator is named Ben Ali Gator.

Music - Soundtrack

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Concept by Oskar Fischinger (uncredited)
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (1892)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographed by Jules Engel (uncredited)
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

The Sorcerer's Apprentice(1897)
Composed by Paul Dukas
Partly re-orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Played by an unnamed orchestra (offscreen) and onscreen by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra) conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Rite of Spring(1913)
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Partly re-orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Jam Session Sequence(uncredited)
Played by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra without a conductor

Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral') Op. 68 (1808)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Dance of the Hours (1876) from the opera "La Gioconda"
Composed by Amilcare Ponchielli
Partly re-orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

A Night on Bald Mountain (1867)
Composed by Modest Mussorgsky (as Modeste Moussorgsky)
Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6 (1825)
Composed by Franz Schubert
Special Lyrics by Rachel Field
Orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski (uncredited)
Sung in English by Julietta Novis and chorus
Choir Sung by Westminster Cathedral Choir (as Westminster Choir) of Westminster Choir College (uncredited) Charles Henderson,
Choral Director
Played by The Philadelphia Orchestra (as The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Images of "Fantasia"



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