1. The Symphony No. 5 in C minor. I didn't like the idea of this one, since i felt toccata and fugue in d minor was the only Fantasia segment that needed to be abstract, since it was meant to be an introduction to Fantasia. But i guess it could work again. However although it starts great, i will have to say that it ultimately ruins it, with the whole good and evil butterfly plot, trying to add a story to something that is suppose to be abstract. However it looks great and the beginning is decent, so i guess it works ok. 7/10
2. I will have to say that this is Probably my favorite segment in this movie, and could have easily been a good segment in the original, or the sequel Walt Disney was trying to make. 9/10
3. Rhapsody in Blue. I will admit, this is a pretty new and original take. But i still think it's too realistic and too much like something in the real world to be Fantasia. And while the animation is good and unique, it's not as beautiful, emotional or big as the original animation or even the animation for most of the other segments in this film. This is more like a cartoon you would see in Make Mine Music or Melody Time, it doesn't really fit into Fantasia. For what it is, i would give it a 10/10. But by Fantasia standards, it's probably a 7/10
4. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major-I. Allegro. The crew at Disney in the 1940s originally wanted a segment based on The Steadfast Tin Soldier fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, to be in the original Fantasia. I like the idea of this segment, and it could have had great potential. However this is still my least favorite Fantasia segment, both from the original and 2000. I think such a segment should be longer and slower paced, and i think it was much more straight forward than it needed to be. And i didn't really like the animation style they choose. It just looked too much like plastic. They could have definitely done more out of the environment the Tin Soldier goes through, and added much more excitement to this segment, both things like they did in the Rite of Spring or the Nutcracker Suite in the original. You see if you want to make a Fantasia segment out of such a small story, then you have to do your best on the environment, and just add alot more depth. There was definitely potential for great artwork on the sewers or when the soldier falls into the water and was eaten by this fish. And they could also have made the ending like the original to make it much darker and more dramatic. They did this in the Rite of Spring from the original, when the T-Rex killed the Stegosaurus. Showing how life is, and that things in the real world doesn't always have a happy ending. They could have easily done that in this one. But in the end, it was all just too simple for a Fantasia segment. It's a cute cartoon on it's own, and it could have been one of those shorts they show you before a Disney or Pixar movie in the cinema. But overall, this is just too small, too simple, and overall too dull to be in a Fantasia movie. Still i think this segment could have been done much better during the Golden Age of Disney. 5/10
5. The Carnival of the Animals. This one i would say is too small for a Fantasia movie, and feels more like a cartoon than a Fantasia segment. However the artstyle i think is absolutely great. 6/10
6. The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Some people have a problem with this movie replaying a segment from the original movie, instead of making a new original segment. However the thing is that while most people know that Walt Disney always wanted to make Fantasia a movie series. Only some people know that Disney planned with every Fantasia sequel to have one segment from the original be replayed as an 8th segment. So i really don't have a problem with that. 9/10.
7. Pomp and Circumstance. I think having a Fantasia segment starring Donald Duck is a good idea. However i think they choose the wrong story for it. The whole romance between Donald and Daisy seem out of place for a Noah's Ark story. And like everyone says, they should have chosen different music for this one, because when you hear it, your gonna think of graduation. But it's funny and cute, so i guess it works fine. 6/10.
8. The Firebird Suite. This is my second favorite segment in Fantasia 2000. But it's not perfect. While it starts off great, it's a little too short. And the ending with the Elk crying on Mother Nature to get her strong again, isn't the most believable, epic, or even best ending they could come up with. I mean, they could have made a grand battle between the Firebird and Mother Nature!! Don't question my high expectations!!! I mean they're Disney, they can do it. Overall despite it's problems, this one looks great and is a nice ending. 8/10.
Overall i think they could have made the running time longer, and because of that also make the segments longer. So the segments and the movie could be more artistic, have more depth, and be overall more epic. And i'm not going to get into the celebrity appearances, because my opinion is the same as yours. They're pretty hit and miss. Plus this movie definitely feels like it's more made for kids than adults, unlike the original. However despite it's flaws this is still a pretty good movie. And most of the segments, while not as good as those in the original, are still really really good. Overall, i give this movie a 7/10.
Action / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Music
Action / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Music
In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence ...
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