Fantasia 2000 Reviews

May 7, 2019
It's a clip show not a concert.
November 23, 2011
Overall, though, I didn't find it particularly satisfying
November 16, 2009
The rest of these animated sequences depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology.
June 18, 2002
This stuffy sequel features seven new 'movements' and 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' the buzz clip from the 1940 original.
March 24, 2002
Big mistake.
October 30, 2001
August 8, 2001
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.
March 21, 2001
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.
January 1, 2000
Fails to live up to more than its 60-year-old predecessor's two-hour running time.
January 1, 2000
Disney underestimates the intelligence and sophistication of young audiences.
January 1, 2000
Seems to have been made by people with nothing in particular to prove.
January 1, 2000
Doesn't play like a celebration. In its sentimental yearning for a golden age when another one's upon us, it feels a little like a rebuke.
January 1, 2000
Go in with low expectations.
January 1, 2000
Compared to how visually and narratively imaginative Disney-released animated films have been in the 1990s, this one seems at a loss for purpose.
January 1, 2000
For introducing children to the joys of classical music, the Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoon shorts were far wittier and much less condescending.
January 1, 2000
Ideally the music and imagery should fuse into something larger than either. It has rarely worked out that way.