Movie Fantasia (1940)

Watched at least once before.
Watched 20150809 (Netflix, Instant)
Fantasia (1940)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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The Dance is On - apparently ballet dancers love grapes
While I undoubtedly watched Fantasia at least once or twice as a kid (and probably watched The Sorcerer's Apprentice several times beyond that), this is the first time I've seen Fantasia in a long time.

I enjoyed it so much that I immediately went on to watch Fantasia 2000 (1999).

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
: As mentioned, this music was of the third kind and the artwork was abstract so this piece was a good time just to enjoy the music.

Nutcracker Suite
Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
: Lol, these mushrooms. The idea of having a younger, out-of-place mushroom is an interesting trope. It reminds me of the elephant in The Jungle Book and of Lilo in Lilo & Stitch (2002).
: It's truly amazing how the music gets re-imagined into the movement of these various creatures.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas
: This is definitely the most memorable of the various Fantasia pieces.
: It's interesting how this symbol-like sound makes for great thunderstorm. (I think of Bambi)
: Whoa, the chopping of the broom seems quite violent, haha.

Rite of Spring
Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
: Haha. It's no Jurassic Park. Our idea of dinosaurs have come a long way...

Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack

The Pastoral Symphony - female centaurs and "cupids"
The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven
: Hearing the description and not remembering the animation, I could only sit and wonder if the graphics would at all be similar to those found in Hercules (1997).
: Haha, he tugs at his own tail.
: Breasts without nipples! Hahaha

The Pastoral Symphony - Zeus
: Lol. They make dating look easy. Every male centaur just paired up with a female centaur (apparently based on similar looks...)
: Oh wait, there's this blue centaur ;_;
: And another! Lol. Silly blue centaurs... (how they didn't see each other during the initial pairing is beyond me)
: The Zeus here actually looks a bit like the Zeus in Hercules!

Dance of the Hours - the chase is on!
Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
: The ostriches!
: The hippopotamus! Oh, memories.

Night on Bald Mountain
Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
: It's interesting that this song doesn't seem to have appeared in any other popular works, but has a familiar sound (it makes me wonder how many times I might have watched Fantasia as a kid)
: Ave Maria

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