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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nutcracker Suite 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
The Sorcerer's Apprentice 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Rite of Spring 36%  36%  [ 4 ]
The Pastoral Symphony 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dance of the Hours 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria 45%  45%  [ 5 ]
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 Post subject: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:48 pm 
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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach: Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, fade into abstract patterns. Animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music.
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Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Selections from the ballet suite underscore scenes depicting the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn to winter. A variety of dances are presented with fairies, fish, flowers, mushrooms, and leaves, including "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", "Chinese Dance", "Dance of the Flutes", "Arabian Dance", "Russian Dance" and "Waltz of the Flowers".
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas: Based on Goethe's 1797 poem "Der Zauberlehrling". Mickey Mouse, the young apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his master's magic tricks but doesn't know how to control them.
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Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky: A visual history of the Earth's beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the planet's formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign and extinction of the dinosaurs.
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The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven: A mythical ancient Greek world of centaurs, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethoven's music. A gathering for a festival to honor Bacchus, the god of wine, is interrupted by Zeus, who creates a storm and throws lightning bolts at the attendees.
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Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli: A comic ballet in four sections: Madame Upanova and her ostriches (Morning); Hyacinth Hippo and her servants (Afternoon); Elephanchine and her bubble-blowing elephant troupe (Evening); and Ben Ali Gator and his troop of alligators (Night). The finale finds all of the characters dancing together until their palace collapses.
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Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and Ave Maria by Franz Schubert: At midnight the devil Chernabog summons evil spirits and restless souls from their graves. The spirits dance and fly through the air until driven back by the sound of an Angelus bell as night fades into dawn. A chorus is heard singing Ave Maria as a line of robed monks is depicted walking with lighted torches through a forest and into the ruins of a cathedral.
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:11 pm 
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When I was younger it was Night on Bald Mountain cause I thought Chernabog was the coolest. These days it's the Sorcerer's Apprentice followed by Dance of the Hours.

Including Fantasia 2000 though, Rhapsody in Blue is by far my fav.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:55 pm 
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I picked Night on Bald Mountain

jumpman8828 wrote:
Including Fantasia 2000 though, Rhapsody in Blue is by far my fav.


But this.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:13 pm 
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It's always been Nutcracker Suite. Just a little more magical than the rest.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:36 pm 
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Good poll. I love 'em all, but my fave is probably 'Night on Bald Mountain'. It may be the darkest Disney's animation team ever got.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:01 pm 
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Easily Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria. Animation is stellar, the performance is probably the best of any of the pieces, and holy shit is the story idea for it great.

Sorcerers Apprentice would be a clear second. Excellent way of telling a story and another good performance. I'd rank Rite of Spring 3rd. Love the story concept but not a big fan of the way in which they butcher and cut up the piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Fantasia Short
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:02 pm 
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jumpman8828 wrote:
When I was younger it was Night on Bald Mountain cause I thought Chernabog was the coolest. These days it's the Sorcerer's Apprentice followed by Dance of the Hours.

Including Fantasia 2000 though, Rhapsody in Blue is by far my fav.


I'd put that way the fuck up there. So interesting.


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