Allegro Non Troppo Reviews

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Take that Mr Bisney! Well, ok, this weird production is not "Fantasia", and even for me at parts it's too weird, but there are also lovely artistic moments in it. (Not even close to "VIP, mio fratello superuomo, though.)

    Take that Mr Bisney! Well, ok, this weird production is not "Fantasia", and even for me at parts it's too weird, but there are also lovely artistic moments in it. (Not even close to "VIP, mio fratello superuomo, though.)

  • Oct 11, 2019

    Allegro Non Troppo features polarizing humor in the live-action intermission scenes, but overall those parts are pretty good. The animation is spectacular, colorful and providing exquisitely weird and memorable imagery throughout. It's a surprisingly well edited and structured package film which actually trumps ‘Fantasia' in quality in large part thanks to the more engaging, more tonally diverse stories.

    Allegro Non Troppo features polarizing humor in the live-action intermission scenes, but overall those parts are pretty good. The animation is spectacular, colorful and providing exquisitely weird and memorable imagery throughout. It's a surprisingly well edited and structured package film which actually trumps ‘Fantasia' in quality in large part thanks to the more engaging, more tonally diverse stories.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Has NOTHING to do with Fantasia (which Blobbo NEVER liked - even as a kid at the show with Poppa Blob.) 5 blobs up!

    Has NOTHING to do with Fantasia (which Blobbo NEVER liked - even as a kid at the show with Poppa Blob.) 5 blobs up!

  • May 02, 2019

    Italy's response to the Disney classical music/animation hybrid "Fantasia," this film features a series of cartoon shorts set to the likes of Claude Debussy, Joseph-Maurice Ravel and Antonio Vivaldi. The animated segments feature both the humorous and fantastical: an aged satyr attempts to regain its lost youth, a bee is interrupted mid-meal by two lovers, the myth of Adam and Eve is retold and more. In between cartoons, a filmmaker (Maurizio Nichetti) struggles to complete the film.

    Italy's response to the Disney classical music/animation hybrid "Fantasia," this film features a series of cartoon shorts set to the likes of Claude Debussy, Joseph-Maurice Ravel and Antonio Vivaldi. The animated segments feature both the humorous and fantastical: an aged satyr attempts to regain its lost youth, a bee is interrupted mid-meal by two lovers, the myth of Adam and Eve is retold and more. In between cartoons, a filmmaker (Maurizio Nichetti) struggles to complete the film.

  • Jan 08, 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.

    Pretty cool Italian, funny, version of Fantasia with some pretty psychadelic animation put to classical music and some slapstick scenes bridging the cartoons together.

  • Dec 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.

    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.

  • Sep 10, 2014

    A bizarre, sometimes risqué, 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.

    A bizarre, sometimes risqué, 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.

  • Greg S Super Reviewer
    Aug 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.

    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.

  • Aug 02, 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.

    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.

  • Jan 22, 2013

    Some of the animated segments are well done, others not so much, and the live action sections are crap.

    Some of the animated segments are well done, others not so much, and the live action sections are crap.