Thursday, March 1, 2012

134. Fantasia

Directed by Joe Grant

So that was weird.  For those of who don't know, this story is comprised to different silent animated segments with classical music in the background.  The segments are incredibly trippy; they don't make much sense and there is almost no plot.  Oddly enough, it was pretty compelling.  I particularly became fascinated whenever the centaurs were dancing.  The dancing hippos were...interesting as well.

The embarrassing part is that I could not tell one piece of classical music from another.  They all sounded the same to me which was particularly embarrassing when I realized they played around 15 different pieces.  Who knows?  Maybe this will prompt me to do the 1001 classical recordings!

I had a similar experience watching Olympia.  I thought I would be completely bored but I ended becoming really into it.  Maybe a little too into it.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

First American film to use stereophonic sound (this is when you use two or more channels for the audio).

The sorcerer was based on Walt Disney.

Ranked one of the most overrated movies of all time by Premiere magazine.

Sorcerer's Apprentice:


  1. Curiously my son loves Fantasia. Since he was four he has frequently requested it and not just for the sorcerer part. This is music video watching long before MTV.

    1. That is weird! I kind of thought the older Disney films had gone out of style for kids today.