A hang-loose variation on the studio's earlier Fantasia, Disney's 'Musical Fantasy in Ten Parts' ranges across the worlds of popular song, jazz and the lighter classics. The best known sections are, justifiably, the delightful Sterling Holloway-narrated version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, and the charming finale 'The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met', with Nelson Eddy doing all the voices and hitting the high notes. Elsewhere, the jazzier material gets the jazzier animation as Benny Goodman's clarinet leads the Saturday night call to action 'All the Cats Join In', and abstraction gets a freer hand in visualising the standard 'After You've Gone'. Overall, it's hit and miss. The artsy silhouette ballet is plain dull and hardly suitable for a kids' audience, but at least it shows the cutesy Disney house style stretching out a little.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Bob Cormack, Josh Meador|
|Screenwriter:||Homer Brightman, Dick Huemer, Dick Kinney, John Walbridge, Tom Oreb, Dick Shaw, Eric Gurney, Sylvia Holland, T Hee, Dick Kelsey, Roy Williams, Jesse Marsh, Ed Penner, James Bodrero, Cap Palmer, Erwin Graham|
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