The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… What is it Really Based On?

8th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice… What is it Really Based On?

Sometimes Disney releases live action movies that are based on the same source material as something they already covered in an animated film. For example, in 1994 Disney released a live action version of the Jungle Book that was completely different than the animated film. But even so, they managed to fit in a line […] Read More

Time and Place of Fantasia

7th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Fantasia

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – Let’s see. . . at the end it is the clouds at sunrise. That’s about as close to a determination of time and space as we’re going to get. Nutcracker Suite – There is no indication of time in this segment. Typically, to determine time, we need something […] Read More

Source Material of Fantasia

4th March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Fantasia

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – The animation has as much story as the title of the song does—none. It’s really just abstractions. The latter half has segments of light and violin bows flying around, but there’s simply not much to say about it. Nutcracker Suite – “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” story […] Read More

Fantasia’s Significance

3rd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Fantasia’s Significance

Fantasia has been critically acclaimed since its beginning. The animation quality was unprecedented. Disney also had a special sound system invented called “Fantasound,” making it the first film ever shown in multi-channel sound. Its originality and bold new features left a lasting impression in critical reviews. However, the expense put into such an endeavor couldn’t […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Fantasia

2nd March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Fantasia

“Fantasia” is a rather broad musical term that has meant various things throughout time, but it seems to have its roots in improvisation and irregularity. Dictionary.com gives a secondary definition as being “a medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes.” Apparently this was the definition being used when describing the project originally. Eventually, Fantasia […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Fantasia

1st March, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Fantasia

1. Dropping grapes in a pool of water makes a hippo appear 2. People are most safe when Zeus is sleeping 3. Elephants can blow bubbles strong enough to lift a hippo into the sky 4. A magic hat glows when it is tempting others to pick it up 5. Ostriches, hippos, and elephants only […] Read More

My Take on Fantasia

28th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Fantasia

Character I identify with: Stegosaurus – Having worked in customer service, I know what it feels like to get my head bit off. Element I wish would have been elaborated: The dancing mushrooms! They’re so awesome, but their segment is so short. Views on the villain: Chernobog is pretty must the baddest of Disney’s baddies. […] Read More

Classic Music Meets Classic Animation – Review of Fantasia

25th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Classic Music Meets Classic Animation – Review of Fantasia

Simply put, Fantasia is a different kind of movie. Growing up, I thought it was extremely boring. When I got into high school and was a member of the band, classical music was more interesting to me. The movie wasn’t so bad then. All these years later, I wondered if my viewing would revert to […] Read More