Truly, that's what this movie is, an art piece. You are hear to watch sights and visuals animated to some of the most powerful scores in history. And that's all a person needs. If you don't have the luxury of living near an art museum or a grand old opera, then feel free to sit back and relax, you can now say you've seen both without ever having to have left your home.
It's the kind of movie that can legitimately be shown on the wall like a piece of art or playing in the background for simple musical enjoyment, but when you put those two elements together it is a truly beautiful and daring piece of work for its time.
Also the bone dry prologue before every new segment is uninteresting and completely takes away the surprise and imagination you could have had, because before every segment, it is fully explained what is about to happen.
If every live-action part, and maybe 4 or 5 segments were edited out of this film, it would be much better.
However the animation is stellar and apprentice, it brims to the top with creativity and its highly influential despite it not being that entertaining at all.
The musical themes are:
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (starring Mickey Mouse)
The Rite of Spring
The intermission of Meet the Soundtrack
The Pastoral Symphony
Dance of the Hours
Night on Bald Mountain
and finally Ave Maria
That's all the classical musicals there is. I have only seen the opening number of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Rite of Sping which is scary and the beautiful musical theme Ave Maria. Years ago I've watched The Rite of Spring and when I got older my friend Sam Hudson told me that it is a box office disappointment. I didn't know that it is a box office disappointment when I watch this movie because Sam told me that because of the World War II. Aside from that, this Disney classic is a critical acclaim. The music in this is beautiful just the two Disney classics, it is a achivement of all of us.
Seventy-five years after its debut, it's still stands as a staggering and revelatory achievement.