Fantasia 2000

Critics Consensus

It provides an entertaining experience for adults and children alike.

81%

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Total Count: 83

75%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 62,467
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"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 selections and one returning favorite from the original classic. World renowned conductor James Levine takes up the baton and leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Like its pioneering predecessor, "Fantasia/2000" embraces all the latest technological tools and innovations to tell its stories and create breathtaking imagery.

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Audience Reviews for Fantasia 2000

  • Nov 23, 2015
    The use of computer animation makes this one seem considerably less impressive than the original but for the few good sequences produced here (the "Rhapsody in Blue" one in particular) I'd say this was a worthwhile effort.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2013
    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.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2012
    Not nearly as good as the original, and it only gets 3 stars for the visuals along with some inspiring music. Otherwise, just a celebrity jam-packed remake that doesn't fit the bill.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2011
    1st of the Competition Era Animation wise the film is simply gorgeous. Part of whats really great about this film when compared to the original is that this film has various styles in the animation, which in a way actually is something that this film bests the original in. The animation for each segment really fits well with the music used, and the designs are fun to watch. Shorts in order: Symphony NO.5 In C Minor- Gorgeous intro that really lets the audience know how different in art style the film will be in contrast with the original. Short but gets the point across well and is a great way to start things off. Pines Of Rome- Very artistic, beautiful and pleasant to watch. The Whales here are cg in a hand drawn world, it's amazing to see them fly out of the ocean to move as a pack in to the stars. Rhapsody in Blue- Easily the most distinct in style. A great short that captures Al Hirschfeld's style perfectly, centering on the lives on four down on their luck people from 1930's New York. Hilarious, sweet, all the while having a bit of an artsy feel in the segment. Piano Concerto No.2(Steadfast Tin Soldier)- Similar to the art style for "Pines of Rome" this segment provides a fun and fast paced story. It looks great and provides a story that feels perfect in it's short time. The Carnival of the Animals, Finale- The shortest segment, that's fun nonetheless. Has a nice look to it and is pretty funny. The Sorcerers Apprentice- From the original. Still as great as ever. Pomp and Circumstance- Donald Duck leads this "Noah's Ark" based short. Very comical as well as emotional and touching. Firebird Suite- Saving quite possibly the best for last, the short really stands out and is a must watch. Beautiful, touching, and even a bit frightening this segment is simply amazing to watch. "Fantasia 2000" is simply great, not as much as the first but it does have it's areas where the original is bested by this. Up Next: It's like that "Fantasia" short, only this Dino's are computerized and won't shut up. *special note For those interested there are some shorts that were made for another "Fantasia" that was supposed to have been made but was sadly cancelled. "The Little Match Girl" which can be found on "The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition and Youtube "One By One" found in "The Lion King 2" special edition dvd or if your like me who deeply hates that film, you can find it on youtube as well. "Destino" AKA the Salvidor Dali based short, found in the Blu-Ray for "Fantasia 2000", also on youtube. "Clair De Lune" which was not made for the planned but cancelled "Fantasia 2006" but is still worth a look, can only be found on youtube as far as I know. and finally "Lorenzo" which I have not seen nor do I know how to find it. The only thing I know is that it was shown before 2004's "Raising Helen" which was a bad film but that's another story. If any of you know to find it I'd be thankful if you mentioned it. Have a nice day :D
    DOCTOR P Super Reviewer

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