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Fantasia

Author: Ben SharpsteenLeopold StokowskiDeems TaylorWalt Disney Pictures.Walt Disney Home Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1992?]
Series: Walt Disney classics.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : Videodisc : Animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deems Taylor introduced the various compositions that comprise this animated interpretation of works of classical music. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra play Bach's Toccata in D minor to the visual accompaniment to non-narrative imagery. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite is illustrated by images of fairies managing the natural scene, plants and animals. Dukas' Sorcerer's apprentice shows Micky Mouse  Read more...
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Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Sharpsteen; Leopold Stokowski; Deems Taylor; Walt Disney Pictures.; Walt Disney Home Video (Firm); Buena Vista Home Video (Firm); Philadelphia Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 42481138
Notes: "Stereo Laserdisc 1132 AS"--Container.
"Extended play"--Container.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1940.
Title on container: Walt Disney's Masterpiece Fantasia.
Description: 2 videodiscs (laser optical) (120 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Walt Disney classics.
Other Titles: Walt Disney's Masterpiece Fantasia.
Responsibility: Walt Disney Pictures ; production supervision, Ben Sharpsteen.

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Deems Taylor introduced the various compositions that comprise this animated interpretation of works of classical music. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra play Bach's Toccata in D minor to the visual accompaniment to non-narrative imagery. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite is illustrated by images of fairies managing the natural scene, plants and animals. Dukas' Sorcerer's apprentice shows Micky Mouse with out of control magic. Stravinsky's Rites of spring shows the creation of the world through the end of the dinosaurs. Beethoven's Pastoral symphony is illustrated by mythological Greek beings preparing a bacchanalia. Ponchielli's Dance of the hours features cartoon animals dancing the ballet. Moussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain features evils spirits and demons in a dark night of celebration. At dawn shadowy figures bearing lighted candles illustrate Schubert's Ave Maria.

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