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    Added on: 17/11/2000 00:22
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    Fantasia Anthology, The (US)

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    3 disc collector`s edition
    Certificate: G
    Running Time: 491 mins
    Retail Price: $69.99
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    For the first time ever, Fantasia is available on DVD in a special, uncut edition! Restored and remastered, this special 60th anniversary DVD truly captures Walt Disney`s unique inspiration, complete with the intermission and narration, which have not been included in the film since its original theatrical release!
    Fantasia created the mold for blending music and movie magic into an exhilarating moviegoing experience. Unforgettable images are brought to life by some of the world`s best music, the comedy of Mickey Mouse as a troublemaking sorcerer`s apprentice, the beauty of winged fairies and cascading snowflakes, even plump hippos performing ballet in tutus! With this special edition DVD, you are invited on a behind-the-scenes look at Fantasia. Included is a compilation of audio interviews with Walt Disney spanning three decades, much of which has never been heard, as well as insightful commentaries by Roy E. Disney and others whose talents have contributed to the Fantasia legacy. Never before has this masterpiece looked and sounded better than in this 60th anniversary edition DVD. Enjoy the history, the sounds, the sheer excitement that is Fantasia!

    Fantasia 2000
    Disney animators and filmmakers have again expanded the boundaries of imagination with Fantasia 2000. Fulfilling Walt Disney`s original vision of uniquely fusing sight and sound in a full-length motion picture, this film begins where its predecessor, Fantasia, left off, with seven completely new segments and the return of the popular "The Sorcerer`s Apprentice." In this fun-filled movie, breathtaking images are coupled with classical music favorites. From Beethoven to Gershwin, from flamingos bobbing yo-yos to a city in bluesy motion, vivid animation brings the music of the masters to colorful life. Sixty years after the original masterpiece, Roy E. Disney has orchestrated a brilliant collaboration of more than 1,200 artists and technicians, including the animators of The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin, to present Fantasia 2000, a film filled with "dazzling moments" (The New York Times) and "arguably the greatest Disney film ever" (KNX-CBS Radio), that is sure to captivate viewers of all ages!

    Fantasia: Legacy - Supplemental Features
    Now - slip down the corridors of the 60-year history of the magical, magnificent Fantasia! Explore storyboards, concept art, character designs, and special effects. Take in lush still frame galleries, and hear Walt Disney talk about the tricks of the trade and the story of the animation process. Experience "The Fantasia That Never Was" - segments that were never produced, like "The Ride of the Valkyries," "Invitation to the Dance" and "Adventures in a Perambulator." Then you are invited to enjoy interviews with the filmmakers of Fantasia 2000, witness production progression demonstrations, and view the alternate versions of segments and deleted animation from this remarkable film. Learn about the historical context of the musical pieces, sneak a peek at the theatrical trailers and posters for Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 - and much, much more. Welcome to the Fantasia Legacy!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentaries by Roy E. Disney, Conductor James Levine, And More!
    Rare Archival Interviews With Walt Disney -- Spanning 3 Decades!
    "The Making Of Fantasia" Featurette
    THX-Certified, Including THX Optimode

    Fantasia 2000:
    Audio Commentary by Executive Producer Roy E. Disney, Conductor James Levine And Producer Don Ernst
    Audio Commentary by Segment Directors and Art Directors
    Animated Short "Melody"
    Academy Award-Winning Animated Short, "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom"
    Showcase Program Featuring Exciting Clips From Fantasia 2000
    Special Fantasia 2000 Commemorative Booklet
    THX-Certified, Including THX Optimode

    Fantasia: Legacy - Supplemental Features:
    In-Depth Exploration Of Segments, Including Storyboards, Concept Art and Character Designs
    Special Effects Of Fantasia
    Still Frame Galleries: The Art Of Fantasia
    Publicity Material (Trailers/Posters)
    Pencil Tests Of Unused Animation
    Exclusive Walt Disney Segments From "Tricks Of Our Trade," "The Plausible Impossible" and "The Story Of The Animated Drawing"
    Biographies Of The Filmmakers
    Historical Context Of Each Musical Piece
    "The Fantasia That Never Was" - Reconstructed Full Animation and Story Reels (With Music) of Abandoned Ideas for: "Clair de Lune," "The Ride of the Valkyries," "The Swan of Tuonela," "Adventures in a Perambulator," and "Invitatin to the Dance"
    Still Frame Art for "The Flight of the Bumble Bee," "Mosquito," and "Baby Ballet"
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Fantasia 2000:
    Behind-The-Scenes Look at Each Segment - Including CGI, Animation Tests, Storyboards, Concept Art, and Character Designs
    Interviews with the Filmmakers
    Production Progression Demonstrations
    Deleted Animation
    Alternate Versions
    Abandoned Concepts
    Publicity Material (Trailers/Posters)
    Historical Context of Each Musical Piece
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.0 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Pixote Hunt
    Don Hahn
    Eric Goldberg
    Francis Glebas
    Hendel Butoy
    Paul Brizzi
    Gaëtan Brizzi
    James Algar

    Written By:

    Walt Disney
    Angela Lansbury
    James Levine
    James Earl Jones
    Bette Midler
    Quincy Jones
    Itzhak Perlman
    Steve Martin

    Casting By:
    Ruth Lambert
    Mary Hidalgo

    Soundtrack By:
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Igor Stravinsky
    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Camille Saint-Saëns
    Ottorino Respighi
    George Gershwin
    Edward Elgar
    Paul Dukas

    Director of Photography:
    Tim Suhrstedt

    Gregory F. Plotts
    Craig Paulsen
    Julia Gray
    Lois Freeman-Fox
    Jessica Ambinder-Rojas

    Production Designer:
    Pixote Hunt

    David Lovegren
    Patricia Hicks
    Donald W. Ernst
    Lisa C. Cook

    Executive Producer:
    Roy Edward Disney

    Disney Pictures

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