Fantasia Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 9, 2013
the films in the Disney Vault are brilliant pieces of work that need to be seen in the best visual presentation possible
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Edwin Schallert
Los Angeles Times
January 18, 2013
The words most used to describe "Fantasia," besides the conventional "beautiful" and "wonderful" were "path-breaking" and "courageous." The phrase "courageous beyond belief" would be even more accurate.
Franz Hoellering
The Nation
November 27, 2012
I belong to those who had no need of that kind of entertainment, being content with seeing pictures and hearing music.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 4, 2011
[Disney's] most personal and grandest vision. Watching the movie again proves that, of course, it's not a chore. It's a pleasure.
Paul Trandahl
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 25, 2010
Despite a couple of uneven parts that may try the patience of some, the whole of Fantasia is a marvel.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 10, 2010
Though Fantasia didn't perform as well as Walt Disney had hoped, it remains a testament to his exceptional cinematic genius. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
December 4, 2010
A symphony of sound, animation and unbridled Disney spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 2, 2010
At the time of its release, it was probably the boldest, most experimental production to come out of Hollywood, which is why it is not terribly surprising that it was Disney's biggest commercial failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 29, 2010
Give me the ostriches in ballet shoes and the hippos in tutus ... over the cute fauns and unicorns frolicking in a pastel landscape ... any day.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 31, 2009
Ribboned with flaws both impossibly minor and embarrassingly large, but it surely must count as one of the most visually stunning American movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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TIME Magazine
September 4, 2008
Critics may deplore Disney's lapses of taste, but he trips, Mickey-like, into an art form that immortals from Aeschylus to Richard Wagner have always dreamed of.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 31, 2008
The most ambitious animated feature ever to come out of the Disney studios...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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August 31, 2008
There is something in Fantasia for every taste.

Empire Magazine
March 3, 2008
This is a very patchy affair -- while some of the animated pieces work, others come across as downright insane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
March 3, 2008
The ambitious and uneven eight-part marriage of classical music and animation has become among the most popular of Walt Disney's classics.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 3, 2008
The concept and some of the episodes are tainted with kitsch, but there's no other animated film with its scope and ambition.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 23, 2007
It serves as an ambitious experimental attempt to popularize classical music.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 12, 2007
A beautiful blend of animation and music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Certainly not to be missed.
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