Fantasia 2000 (2000)

Fantasia 2000

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Critic Consensus: It provides an entertaining experience for adults and children alike.


Movie Info

"Fantasia/2000" brings to fruition Walt Disney's dream of creating a "concert film" with a perpetually changing repertoire. Sixty years after the release of Disney's classic 1940 experiment in sight and sound, a new generation of Disney animators and filmmakers offer an exciting showcase for today's audiences as they visually interpret classical compositions by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Respighi, Gershwin, Dukas, Saint-Saens, Elgar, and Stravinsky. This animated extravaganza features seven new … More

Rating: G
Genre: Animation , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Reynolds , Don Hahn , Eric Goldberg
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On DVD: Nov 14, 2000
Runtime:
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Fantasia 2000

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (22)

The rest of these animated sequences depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology.

Full Review… | November 16, 2009
Chicago Reader
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It provides some fine artists the chance to stretch and frolic, even as it reminds today's audiences of animation's limitless borders.

Full Review… | September 7, 2008
TIME Magazine
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This must be the most belated sequel the movies have produced.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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As with the original Fantasia, the new film is a mixture of artistically respectable and mediocre moments, which for overall ambition and range, has no parallel in the world of contemporary animation.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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It's not that the images aren't pretty, or that great care hasn't gone into them -- it's that the sensibility behind them is so icky, limited in its conception of beauty to picture postcards and the sort of paintings you see in chain hotels.

Full Review… | August 8, 2001
Salon.com
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Whatever its flaws -- from kitschy cupids to racist centaurs -- at least the first Fantasia had a human touch. The sequel seems cold and mechanical by comparison.

Full Review… | March 21, 2001
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Audience Reviews for Fantasia 2000

My high school band had intimate relationships with several of the songs in this second incarnation of Disney's art and music fantasy. The slow yet strident "Pines of Rome" ended many an unconventional marching band show; the ubiquitous "Rhapsody in Blue" featured our prodigies in clarinet and piano; the bombastic and rhythm-mad "Firebird Suite" capped off my senior year concert; and "Pomp and Circumstance" (more widely known as "The Graduation Song") was played in its entirety by the junior band during commencement ceremonies.

"Fantasia 2000" is indeed a full movie-going experience with beautifully animated vignettes, classic but recognizable music, and entertaining if cheap celebrity appearances (instead of the plodding prologue of its predecessor). Watching it again recently though did provoke some criticism in me: the combination of sound and visual is sometimes too on-the-nose. The story is too clear; each audio beat is visually punctuated. There is very little room for abstract interpretation.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

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½

Beautiful film

DreamExtractor
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

I loved Fantasia but when I saw Fantasia 2000 on IMAX. Oh my gosh! What a great job. My favorites are The firebird suite, Rhapsody in Blue and Pines of Rome. Outstanding animation in all the three. Disney will never stop amazing you.

sergioogarcia
Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer

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