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January 8, 2016
Pretty cool Italian, funny, version of Fantasia with some pretty psychadelic animation put to classical music and some slapstick scenes bridging the cartoons together.
½ December 12, 2015
Imagine a group of kids showing their love for Disney's Fantasia. The classical music is a given as they animate with a self aware passion, but then their own character begins to shine through the animation. Their humor comes out, their irreverent sense of things, and a grandeur and beauty truly unique to their hands and their minds. This, like Fantasia before it, is art pure and simple. Take and love it.
½ September 10, 2014
A bizarre, sometimes risquť, often inexplicable, sometimes funny, and always weird Italian musical is billed as a parody/tribute to Disney's Fantasia. It follows Fantasia in the sense of being a series of cartoons images set to classical music with interludes by the orchestra, this time the orchestras interludes are entirely irreverent and often dark segments of comedy with an eccentric director, a sadistic conductor, an orchestra of old ladies, and a tortured (literally and figuratively) animator. The cartoons themselves vary dramatically in style and tone. Some are comedy bits, some are tragedies, and some are just weird trips seemingly conjured by too much acid on the animators part. I can't say I loved the movie, but I appreciated the trip, and I can't say it's much like anything else I've seen, including Fantasia.
Super Reviewer
August 19, 2013
A series of cartoons animated to classical music pieces. It never reaches the grandiose heights of FANTASIA (the filmmakers are well aware of that fact), but the scribblings here are at the same time more adult (there's a good deal of cartoon nudity) and overall more whimsical than Disney's sometimes self-important commissions.
½ August 2, 2013
Like a cynical version of fantasia, but just as stunning visually. Like any classic music based animated film, it is shallow on narrative but big on the visuals.
½ January 22, 2013
Some of the animated segments are well done, others not so much, and the live action sections are crap.
December 25, 2012
Vahan huijasin ja katsoin vain piirretyt osuudet. Samankaltainen kuin Disneyn Fantasiat, tosin psykedeelisempi.
½ December 19, 2012
One of the funniest animated films ever made as well as a wicked satire on "Fantasia" that in some ways is better than the original Disney film. Bruno Bonzetto brings together great music, excellent animation and storytelling, and some truly hilarious live-action sequences to make one of my favorite animated films. Two opposable thumbs up!
October 20, 2012
This movie is like nothing you have ever seen. Once you will see it you won't forget it!
½ July 29, 2012
Somewhat dated in its humour during the b+w sequences, but the retro animation and effects are quite appealing. Moments of beauty and poignancy interspersed between bawdy and ribald animation.
July 12, 2012
Gorgeous, hilarious film that manages to keep the live-action sections as funny and interesting as the animation.
April 4, 2012
A bittersweet 'Fantasia' wannabe. The black and white live-action scenes are filled with an annoyingly talkative produced, an array of unlikable characters (with the exception of the cartoonist), and a series of unfunny gags. On the flipside, the music is beautiful and most of the animated pieces are quite pretty; the bee trying to have a meal is cute, the spin on the Temptation of Adam and Eve is clever, and, above all, the sequence with a melancholic car, accompanied by Sibelius' 'Valse Triste', is outstanding.
February 13, 2012
It's easy to classify this Italian film as a lampoon of Fantasia, but it has so many beautiful moments of its own that the whole thing transcends simple parody. The live action sequences replace Fantasia's stuffy intros with segments of manic, slapsticky ridiculousness. The animation, although not on the same plateau of the aforementioned Disney film, is an evocative marvel of storytelling. Allegro non Troppo is often funny, occasionally touching, and it has my highest recommendation.
August 7, 2011
I was a little disappointed that this wasn't as family-friendly as least, not from a non-European perspective. -_- I thought the Dvorak dance story was the only mini-plot comparable to the Disney equivalents; the plots and animation just aren't as skillful.
½ July 29, 2011
‚??Allegro non troppo‚?? is one of the best live action/animation films ever made. The main idea of the film is (maybe) to be a sort of Italian ‚??Fantasia‚??, but that guy, Prisney, or Grisney, or whatever is name is (as is discussed on the film), never did anything like this! ‚??Allegro non troppo‚?? is the child of Italian animation master Bruno Bozzetto, whose most famous creation is signor Rossi, who actually makes a brief ‚??cameo‚?? in the film. As with Disney‚??s ‚??Fantasia‚?? (1940), the concept is to traditionally animate classical pieces of music. But the resemblances stop there. ‚??Fantasia‚?? was supposed to be a work of art, an intelligent work of art, a master creation, a pinnacle of something that was highly cultural but that could also be extremely entertaining, using the Disney magic (the dance of the hippos for example). In ‚??Allegro non troppo‚??, not only the comical side of animation is in the forefront of Bozzetto‚??s intentions, but also the set pieces are used to convey stories that strike a chord in the Italian society and actually do take a stand and make a social commentary, unlike ‚??Fantasia‚?? where the images were just beautiful for beauty‚??s sake. In ‚??Fantasia‚??, maestro Leopold Stokowski introduced, with much decorum, the pieces of music. In ‚??Allegro non troppo‚?? the introductions to the animation pieces are absolutely hilarious. There is a producer who explains everything, and considers all these original ideas, and eventually gets a call from the Prisney, or Grisney fellow. There is the maestro, a fat Orson Wellish imposing figure. There is the animator, who has been in a dungeon bellow the stage for 5 years, and is now released in order to work for the picture. And there are the musicians, all elderly ladies, who have been in a cattle stable waiting for the chance to perform, and are ushered in into the theater. All these little episodes are very amusing, and are in black and white, so that when the animation sequences kick in, the color contrast is way more effective. There are six animated sequences. They display a kind of drawing skills that very much differ from the clear faultless line that is typical of Disney. They are more akin to the European (Italian, czech) school through the use of round shapes, and a blur in the melting of colours into each other. Highlights feature the dawn of civilization at the sound of Ravel‚??s Bolero, or the last episode, in which the snake, being refuse by Eva, bites the apple itself, falling into a world of consumerism and temptation. The most amusing is the second episode, at the sound of Slavonic Dance n¬ļ 7 by Dvorak. Little known or talked about, ‚??Allegro non troppo‚?? is a hallmark of, not only animation, but also filmmaking. It may not have the best drawings ever presented, but it is a marvelous spoof, amusing all the way, and when it attempts to be serious and artistic, it is indeed serious and artistic, as some episodes show, as for example the fourth episode, with the lovely lost cat. Unmissable.
July 6, 2011
A sleazy Italian version of Fantasia.
June 13, 2011
This is supposed to be a parody of Fantasia, but I found it to be more thought provoking and infinitely more entertaining. It's a perfect anti-Disney, surrealist animated film. Queue it up.
½ April 26, 2011
A brilliantly bent masterwork and riff on the classic "Fantasia."
Super Reviewer
January 5, 2011
I love this movie, it's a beautiful animated music filled film much like Fantasia, but with some humorous interludes in between. It's so full of life and comedy, I love it.
December 31, 2010
The Italian "Fantasia", a parade of brilliant cartoon divertissements based on classical music.
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