Fantasia (1940)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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).

Today I revisted Fantasia, watching from "Rite of Spring" to the end. After finishing, I concluded that I probably watched these segments in the background (which would explain why the film was marked as completed). Technically today I was also tuning out with the main difference being the awareness that I completed watching the film.

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Instant Comments:

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
1: 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
1: 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).
1: 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
1: This is definitely the most memorable of the various Fantasia pieces.
1: It's interesting how this symbol-like sound makes for great thunderstorm. (I think of Bambi)
1: Whoa, the chopping of the broom seems quite violent, haha.
2b: Wasn't sure where left off. I decided to watch the segment after "The Sorcerer's Apprentence" (about 40 min mark)

Rite of Spring
Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
2b: I remember the narrator talking about this segment, but I don't remember the volcanos, perhaps I watched it in the background [the person introducing each segment is Deems Taylor; the Wikipedia article refers to him as the master of ceremonies]
2b: Huh, where does the water on Earth come from?
2b: If land animals came from water animals, like fish with legs, first I guess it would have happened again after extinction. But wouldn't the missing links likely stick around. Maybe those are amphibians? Reptiles? What are such creatures? [Yes, I believe reptiles is a sufficient answer to my question]
2b: How long would such a kill last? (e.g., if a tyrannosaurus rex killed a stegosaurus, how many days of food would that be) I'm trying to imagine the ecosystem of dinosaurs. Such large creatures. [20220619: Huh, one of the first things I found is that a human is about 110k calories of energy and it's estimated a tyrannosaurus needs about 40k calories a day; also that a tyrannosaurus is smaller than I thought - only weighing about as much as an element (see T-REX CALORIES)]
1: Haha. It's no Jurassic Park. Our idea of dinosaurs have come a long way...

Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack
2b: The time between the curtain closing and opening is not 15 minutes. But there is the soundtrack
2b: What exactly are these visuals? The harp was so different

The Pastoral Symphony - female centaurs and "cupids"
The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven
2b: As the narrator was speaking, I was thinking of animation from Hercules but all these animations don't really have that look
1: 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).
1: Haha, he tugs at his own tail.
1: Breasts without nipples! Hahaha; 2b: Interesting, nude but not [no nipples] [later the centaurettes wear bras which I read elsewhere originally they had not and it was censored]

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...)
1: Oh wait, there's this blue centaur ;_;
1: And another! Lol. Silly blue centaurs... (how they didn't see each other during the initial pairing is beyond me)
1: The Zeus here actually looks a bit like the Zeus in Hercules!; 2b: I suppose Zeus looks a little familiar

Dance of the Hours - the chase is on!
Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
1: The ostriches!
1: The hippopotamus! Oh, memories.; 2b: the hippo

Night on Bald Mountain
Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
1: 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)
1: Ave Maria
2b: This is a great track
Watched at least once before.
Watched 20150809 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched first half prior to 20220328, second half 20220612 (Disney+)
Fantasia (1940)

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