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Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 [Blu-ray]

Samuel Armstrong , James Algar    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske
  • Producers: Walt Disney, Donald W. Ernst
  • Language: English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Nov 2010
  • Run Time: 191 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0040JHNAW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,468 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Fantasia
Groundbreaking on several counts, not the least of which was an innovative use of animation and stereophonic sound, this ambitious Disney feature has lost nothing to time since its release in 1940. Classical music was interpreted by Disney animators, resulting in surreal fantasy and playful escapism. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra provided the music for eight segments by the composers Tchaikovsky, Moussorgsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli, Bach, Dukas and Schubert. Not all the sequences were created equally, but a few are simply glorious, such as "Night on Bald Mountain", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "The Nutcracker Suite". The animation ranges from subtly delicate to fiercely bold. The screen bursts with colour and action as creatures transmute and convention is thrust aside. The painstaking detail and saturated hues are unique to this film, unmatched even by more advanced technology. --Rochelle O'Gorman

Fantasia 2000
More ambitious in scope than any of its other animated films (before or to come), Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia was a dizzying, magical and highly enjoyable marriage of classical music and animated images. Fantasia 2000, originally made for the IMAX large-screen format, features some breathtaking animation and storytelling, and in a few spots soars to wonderful high points, but it still more often than not has the feel of walking in its predecessor's footsteps as opposed to creating its own path. A family of whales swimming and soaring to Respighi's The Pines of Rome is magical to watch, but ends all too soon; a forest sprite's dance of life, death and rebirth to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring too clearly echoes the original Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria sequence. But when it's on target, Fantasia 2000 is glorious enough to make you giddy. Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is a perfect narrative set to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Donald Duck's guest appearance as the assistant to Noah (of the Ark fame) set to Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance marches is a welcome companion piece (though not an equal) to The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the one original Fantasia piece included here. The high point of Fantasia 2000, though, is a fantastic day-in-the-life sequence of 1930s New York City set to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and animated in the style of cartoonist Al Hirschfeld; it's a perfect melding of music, story and animation style. --Mark Englehart

Product Description

Double bill of animated features from Disney studios. The ambitious classic, Fantasia 1940, contains sequences set to music by - amongst others - Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Schubert and Beethoven. Also featured is the famous Sorcerers Apprentice routine, in which Mickey Mouse voiced by Walt himself for the last time creates magical mayhem when he tries to get his chores done with the aid of a spell or two. Its semi-sequel, Fantasia 2000 2000, features seven all-new animated interpretations of classical music. Highlights include the interwoven stories of a group of 1930s New Yorkers accompanied by Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue, the volcanic eruptions which illustrate Stravinskys Firebird Suite, and the story of Noah, his ark, and his assistant Donald Duck, played out to the strains of Elgars Pomp and Circumstance.


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece of Restoration 10 Nov 2010
By E. A. Redfearn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I first saw Fantasia during the late 1960s when I saw it on a local flea-pit, now long closed. Being a lover of classical music, I expected to be really disappointed with expectations of poor performances and sound. However, this was not the case, and to this day I have never lost my admiration of this film and believe it to be one of Disney's finest creations.

And now, this Blu-Ray version has come along with high expectations from me, and I was not disappointed. The picture is beautiful to look at, with some scenes, especially in the Beethoven Pastoral scenes, showing fine detail and outstanding colour. This applies right throughout the film, and makes purchasing of Blu-Ray machines all the more worthwhile.

As for the audio, I did have a slight problem with this. My hearing has deterioted over the years, since I am now in my 60s. Luckily, I haven't lost the tone altogether, and using a Yamaha Home Cinema 7:1 amplifier I was able to spread the sound much wider around the room. But, I didnt like the DTS Theatre Mode, seemed too bassy and flat for me, so I switched the sound mode to Movie Spectacle 5:1 and found it sounded much better, with more treble. Of course, everyone's hearing is different, so viewers should find the right sound mode for them.

The same applies to Fantasia 2000. I already had a copy of this on DVD bought a few years back, so I knew what to expect anyway. I particularly enjoyed the Blu-Ray version however, with much sharper detail and fantastic colour. I also used the same sound mode Movie Spectacle 5:1 and it sounded superb.

There are some extras which are worthwhile too, especially the Dali Destino segment which you will find on the Fantasia 2000 disc.

This could be one of THE Blu-Ray releases of the year.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A practically perfect restoration 8 Nov 2010
By Paul
Format:Blu-ray
Disney have out-done themselves with this restoration of Fantasia. It would appear that all the original live-action footage and narration have been restored and (other than the removal of the "racist" character from the Pastoral Symphony) Fantasia has finally been returned to how it played back in 1940.
The animation has been cleaned up to a sparkling shine and the 4:3 aspect ratio has been retained (so no awful 16:9 stretching or cropping!). Disney even thought to include a feature that replaces the "pillarbox" black strips with custom borders that reflect each scene of the film, which actually manages to enhance the viewing experience.
The restoration is so good, in fact, that I think Fantasia 2000's visuals actually pale in comparison, though are by no means poor.

As for bonus features, there's a lot on offer if you're a fan of behind-the-scenes documentaries and Disney history (which I personally love) but not so much for those who want deleted segments or anything from the abandoned Fantasia 2006 project (which doesn't seem to even get mentioned). The best bonus is definitely the Salvador Dali collaboration film Destino and its accompanying feature-length documentary "Disney and Dali: A Date with Destino". The short film itself is a moving work of art that I could watch again and again and never tire of; the documentary is a very interesting insight into the lives of Walt Disney and Salvador Dali and how they came to work together. There's also a brief look at "Musicana", an abandoned spiritual successor to Fantasia that was dreamt-up but then abandoned in the 1970s.
(It should be noted that all of the above features appear on the Fantasia 2000 disc so may not be available in the stand-alone Fantasia release - just a word of caution.)

All-in-all, a fantastic restoration of a timeless masterpiece and a must-have for any animation fan.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rhapsody in Blu 8 Nov 2010
By possessed.by.a.lemon TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
To cut a long review short, I'll open with the tl;dr (too long; didn't read) version. Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 on Blu-ray is a perfect release. The transfers are flawless and the 7.1 DTS HD representation of the classical scores are aural nirvana. The stunning picture and audio bring the old Fantasia soundbite of 'seeing music and hearing pictures' to new levels of immersion. I'll put my neck on the line and describe Fantasia as the finest moment of Disney's Golden Age, an act of startling genius, and similarly claim this to be the most impressive Blu-ray release for any of the House of Mouse's classics yet. Fantasia 2000 makes this edition well worth choosing over the Fantasia solus release, although it is undeniably the lesser of the two films. Your kids might not love the world of Fantasia initially, but that's nothing that a trip to the hospital for a soul transplant can't fix.

Now with that out of the way, let's do this thing.

Packaging:

In truth, the packaging isn't much to write home about. While the very reasonable price has to be taken into consideration, it's just two separate common or garden Blu-ray cases in a box of thin card. No booklet beyond an advertorial pamphlet. It does conform to the stylings of the splipcases from previous Disney classics and has an embossed front, but if you were hoping for a digipack, stop hoping.

Picture quality:

The likes of Dumbo and Pinocchio have been fine on Blu-ray but watching Fantasia is the first time I've been blown away by a Disney classic. The drawings and animation truly do have an ageless quality to them and it's difficult to imagine how they can improve on this. One thing you want from HD is great colour and Fantasia has a lot of colour for Blu-ray to work its wonders on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
Good servise, good product, happy customer. Thank you!
Published 1 month ago by Mukesh Popat
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 blu-rays
The picture quality is a great improvement from my DVD versions. The packaging is stylish and the menus are artistically designed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ivan Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasia/Fantasia 2000
Disney's two films are brought together in this DVD. Some of the original version is repeated in the second, which blends the old and the new very effectively. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ken Painter
1.0 out of 5 stars Bought this from amazon UK but the movie rewards card was missing
Just to be clear this is not a review of the actual movies. I love those movies. This is a 1 star review for amazon UK for the Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray for not including the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Raphael
5.0 out of 5 stars What a winner!
I bought the 2000 version of this DVD assuming that the photography would be enhanced. And it was! Beautifully clear. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Roundabouter
4.0 out of 5 stars Great combo pack, the first film is actually region ABC.
I have great memories from this movie, I loved it when I was a child. the first film was brilliantly restored, but had the old censorship on the Pastoral Symphony on it (come on,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Higor Nunes M. Carlos
5.0 out of 5 stars great film
every bit as good as I remembered. The 2000 update was a surprise and a big unexpected improvement on the original
Published 8 months ago by g.w.sheffield
2.0 out of 5 stars I was hoping for better
I bought the original VS tape - useless, so I cahnged it - useless. The sound quality was just as bad. The new version is not as exciting as the original.
Published 9 months ago by Cliff Jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars 7.1 Sound
I really like this package, specially Fantasia. It's been a long time favorite since I was a young kid. I love the music in Fantasia, and I have special love for classical music. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Hans Christian Sander
4.0 out of 5 stars No1 A Classic No2 Cute
I'm certainly glad I bought this. Everyone should certainly see the original Fantasia. it is a true masterpiece of music and animation. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Oliver Barratt
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