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Brief Synopsis

Disney animators set pictures to classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorceror's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.

Cast & Crew

Gail Papineau Spec cam eff "Rite of Spring," "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria"
Leonard Pickley Spec cam eff "Rite of Spring," "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria"
Lee Blair Story dev "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
Elmer Plummer Story dev "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
Phil Dike Story dev "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria"
Sylvia Moberly-Holland Story dev "The Nutcracker Suite"
Norman Wright Story dev "The Nutcracker Suite"
Albert Heath Story dev "The Nutcracker Suite"
Bianca Majolie Story dev "The Nutcracker Suite"

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 13 Nov 1940; Los Angeles premiere: 29 Jan 1941
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  none available
Cinerama Dome; 10/10/90
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  4-Track Stereo (1956 re-release), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby (35 mm prints) (re-release), Fantasound (original release), Mono (1941 roadshow screenings) Production Co:  Walt Disney Productions
Duration(mins):  120 or 124 min.; 81 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,180    
Duration(reels):  18    

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  • Fantasia

    Goetan 2014-11-18

    Disney's ground-breaking combination of music and animation made this an authentic concert experience. Disney and conductor Leopold Stokowski won... MORE>

  • Fantasia

    John 2013-08-02

    Overall-4/5Director-4/5Score-5/5Importance-4/5Recommendation to fans of the genre-4/5 MORE>

  • My Favorite Disney Film

    Alex Krajci 2012-10-13

    This Is My Favorite Disney Film, My Two Favorite Segments I Like In This Film Are The Sorcerer's Apprentice And A Night On Bald Mountain. MORE>