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

Cumulative rating:       (2 ratings submitted)

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

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.

Video Information

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

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

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1963 reissue
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        Sources

        Ben Sharpsteen: Production Supervisor
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Joe Grant: Story Director
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer: Story Director
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Edward "Ed" Plumb: Musical Direction
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Leopold Stokowski: Conductor
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        William E. Garity: Recording
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        C.O. Slyfield: Recording
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        J. N. A. Hawkins: Recording
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Stephen Csillag: Musical Film Editor
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Deems Taylor: Narration
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)