Fantasia

Renowned abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, employed in a distant capacity on the Bach sequence, called this Disney effort a 'conglomeration of tastelessness'. He wasn't kidding. Only the Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice sequence, with Mickey Mouse, where the storyboard is effectively provided by the composer, achieves a respectable kind of success. For the rest, Disney's attempts at the visual illustration of Beethoven and Co - a dubious exercise anyway - produce Klassical Kitsch of the highest degree. Awesomely embarrassing; but some great sequences for all that, and certainly not to be missed.

Release details

Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ben Sharpsteen supervisor
Screenwriter: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer

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Joe

So sorry you find one of filmdom's great masterpieces "awsomely embarrassing" but most of us do not.

Joe

So sorry you find one of filmdom's great masterpieces "awsomely embarrassing" but most of us do not.