|Director(s)||James Algar (uncredited), Samuel Armstrong (uncredited), Ford Beebe Jr. (uncredited), Norman Ferguson (uncredited), Jim Handley (uncredited), T. Hee (uncredited), Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen|
|Producer(s)||Walt Disney (uncredited), Ben Sharpsteen (uncredited)|
|Top Genres||Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical|
Fantasia (1940) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Bill Roberts and Ford Beebe Jr. and produced by Walt Disney and Ben Sharpsteen.
The movie many consider Disney's greatest animation achievement is a series of eight animated fantasies set to classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Swirling, surrealistic, colorful, it's long been considered a classic.
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Fantasia was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Special Award||To Leopold Stokowski and his associates for their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production, Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form.||Won|
|Special Award||To Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia.||Won|
Fantasia 2000 (1999)on Jul 20, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film
I reviewed the first installment of Fantasia last September (shocking that this feature closes by the end of this year) and felt that the 1940s experiment in music and animation was a “pretty screensaver;” so I wasn’t too excited to watch the failed continuation of the series, Fant... Read full article
A special Fantasia birthday at Radio City Music Hall. (1)By Brandie on May 21, 2012 From True Classics
by Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci My very first moviegoing experience turned out to be simply a warm-up, a dry run: I was about five years old, and I went to the Interboro Theater in the Bronx, where our family lived at the time, to see The Sound of Music (1965). It would have been great, except that I wa... Read full article
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All prints made between 1941 and 1956 were re-mixed in monaural sound. The stereo was not restored until the 1956 re-release.
The music for "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" was the only piece that was not recorded by The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. It was recorded by a hand-picked orchestra on a shooting stage that had been configured as a recording stage at the Pathé Studios in Culver City (later the RKO Pathé Studios, Desilu Studios, and now the Culver Studios, part of Sony Pictures Entertainment), sometime around 1938-1939. The rest of the music was recorded in Philadelphia by The Philadelphia Orchestra.
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