Musical Analysis Of Fantasia

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is the animated musical sequel to its originator in 1940, Fantasia. It was released in December of 1999 and was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures. Walt Disney’s brother, Roy E. Disney was the helm of producing it and so was Donald W. Ernst, who co-produced it. The movie includes many celebrities that introduced the live action parts with the classical music counterpart. It took many, many years to get the approval to make the sequel and it did really well in the box office. But the more important part from this movie is the music behind it, the music really goes along with all seven of the segments shown and they all have an art style behind it.
The orchestra behind the film was performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was conducted by James Levine. The movie contains seven segments and has an important musical piece behind it, which they are written by somebody significant in the classical music world. Fantasia 2000 opens with the most famous concert music of all, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Following the first film in 1940, this first segment follows abstract images that form the ideas of the heavens, butterflies, bats, and darkness. The second sequence is “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi, which follows the journey of humpback whale calf as it learns to fly (only because of a supernova). The whale is separated from its parents, but manages to reunite with the entire school, that ends up coming through the fluffy clouds
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