I first saw Allegro Non Troppo at a foreign film festival in Adelaide Australia, (where we live), in 1979. It continued to run for months. It is easy to understand why. It is quite simply a beautifully made movie. It may have intended to be a parody of Disney's Fantasia, but that is where it stops. The live action segments are very comical, but may be a bit dated now. The animation segments set against the beautiful classical music are as wonder and relevant today as when first made over 40 years ago. The hand painted cells are wonderful and beautiful, making some of todays CGI animation looking sad and crude. From the witty caveman sequence to the tearful cat remembering the ghosts of the abandon house it once lived in. You will shed a tear.
Even if you are not that keen on animation or classical music, or are new to these, this film is the perfect choice, you won't be disappointed. You don't need to speak english or italian to understand it, it crosses all languages.
I have had this on video for 20 years and just got the restored version, (red cover with coke bottle), on DVD. I understand this is the best version, and I believe it is. I love this film.
So, do yourself a favour and add this to your film library.