Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000

DVD - 2000
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Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Video, [2000]
ISBN: 9780788821172
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Walt Disney's Fantasia 2000


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Dec 26, 2014

Released sixty years after the original Fantasia, I found that this ambitious and well-produced sequel from Disney Studios fell quite short of my preconceived expectations.

When I speak of Fantasia 2000 not living up to my satisfaction, it all comes down to comparing it, as I have, to the 1940 original.

What I found was that the original's animated segments were undoubtedly more entertaining and their stories much more well thought out, than were those of the animated segments in Fantasia 2000.

When it came to being more vibrantly colourful, and having a greater richness in style, it was the distinctiveness of the hand-drawn animation of the 1940 film that easily won out over the CGI animation effects of Fantasia 2000. As a true work of art, the former's animation techniques were (and always will be) unsurpassed.

I view the original Fantasia as a literal masterpiece of classic animation. While, on the other hand, Fantasia 2000 may indeed have had its share of spectacular moments, but, it could never be considered anything even coming close to being in the league of a masterpiece.

For the most part Fantasia 2000 did succeed well-enough as being fairly entertaining animation.

Out of the seven new animated segments in this picture there was really only one that impressed me at all. It was the segment presented along with Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" as its musical accompaniment.

auntof3sjb Jun 28, 2014

Very disappointing. No Mickey Mouse. Yes, the colors and animation were fantastic, but not what I expected. Sorry.

Feb 12, 2010

Wonderful music and illustration.


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