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Throughly enjoyable and a delight to watch
on 24 April 2011
Disney's core audience are children. I have to applaud Disney for encouraging children to express interest in classical music through the inspring and clever use of animation. Adults would appreciate the beauty and splendour of what the animation offers. I simply could not resist gaining a taste of Fantasia. Disney conveys the core values of humour and charm in this stunning musical piece of Fantasia. The unique love of animal characters are utilised effectively. The scenery at times varies to provide a fresh dimension to the animation as you are about to observe. It is a break-taking and truly amazing experience to watch. Initially, Fantasia in its earlier days was a commercial failure during its released in 1940. Fortunes have swiftly changed. It has become a massive success and enjoyed by millions. Theatres provide regular shows. Watching it on DVD is extra special. The Dvd version is the original work. I really appreciate the level of work and money invested in reviving this animation.
I love musicals and really enjoyed this well crafted piece for displaying a surreal world to really appreciate. It is engaging and educational. I find it hard to believe the animation was released 70 years ago. A narrator and the orchestra group are quickly introduced in the opening sequences amazingly in colour. Adding colours in films was possible to achieve in those days as Disney applied a technique known as Technicolor. In those days, it was quite expensive and sophisticated for other film-makers to follow the similar route. The sound and picture quality adds an amazing and unique viewing experience to the animation. The narration is first class and informative. The musical pieces featured are well thought out and displayed to perfection. The innovativeness of mixing animation and music promoted a new dimension.It continues to inspire future generations of animation.
The music comprises a selection of acts from some of the finest and gifted composers who embraced the world. The animation is divided by eight set pieces. We experience the world in its rich beauty, nature and humanity through the amazing world of what animation offers to viewers. The main pieces include Nutcracker Suite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dance of the Hours and few others as well. Each piece unfold a story and the music is expertly used to convey the story for its audience. The music tone changes for each piece. It changes from its soft touch to a dramatic atmosphere. The magic of Disney re-ignites. Fantasia is a delight to watch on DVD, as it is unique,charming, stunningly attractive, surreal and expertly displayed. It is a great collection item to include. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend for anyone who loves musicals.