Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000

DVD (Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1)

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Generously packaged with an array of features full of background, technical information, and production detail, Disney's Fantasia 2000 DVD will please animation enthusiasts and children alike. Originally released in the IMAX format, the picture retains the striking colors and crisp graphics with a pristine 1.85:1 widescreen transfer. The lovely classical score shines in any of the variety of sound choices: DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, THX-Certified including THX Optimode. The behind-the-scenes information begins with "The Making of Fantasia 2000," a 48-minute documentary with the entire production team discussing the inspiration, conception, and the long road to completion. In the first "Audio Commentary," executive producer Roy E. Disney (Walt's nephew), conductor James Levine, and producer Don Ernst discuss how they strove to retain the magic of the original Fantasia, while also staying true to Walt's original idea of showing the most advanced animation. The second commentary allows the individual segment directors and art directors to specifically address their work, where CGI, watercolor, or hand-drawn animation was used. Animation fans will also relish the inclusion of two animated shorts, Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (an Academy Award winner in 1953). Though the extra features are directed more to adults than children, the package is a fine example of how far "cartoons" have come.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2000
UPC: 0717951008374
Original Release: 1999
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

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 clips from "Fantasia 2000"; "Fantasia 2000" commemorative booklet; French-language track, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; Digital-to-digital transfer; 1.85:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions; DTS 5.1 Surround Sound; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified, including THX optimode

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Narrator
Itzhak Perlman Narrator
Quincy Jones Narrator
Bette Midler Narrator
James Earl Jones Narrator
Penn Jillette Narrator
Teller Narrator
James Levine Narrator,Conductor
Angela Lansbury Narrator
Leopold Stokowski Conductor ("Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment)
Kathleen Battle Singer
Bruce Broughton Conductor

Technical Credits
James Algar Director
Gaëtan Brizzi Director,Original Story
Paul Brizzi Director,Original Story
Hendel Butoy Director
Francis Glebas Director
Eric Goldberg Director,Animator,Art Director,Screenwriter
Pixote Hunt Director,Art Director
Bruce Broughton Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Codrick Art Director
Dan Cooper Art Director
Bruce Coughlin Musical Arrangement
Roy Edward Disney Executive Producer
Donald W. Ernst Producer
Lois Freeman-Fox Editor
Peter Gelb Executive Producer
Dean Gordon Art Director
Joe Grant Original Story
Don Hahn Production Designer,Screenwriter
Patricia Hicks Co-producer
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Michael Humphries Art Director
Carl Jones Art Director
Gregory King Sound/Sound Designer
Ruth Lambert Casting
James Levine Musical Direction/Supervision
Kendra McCool Choreography
Susan McKinsey-Goldberg Art Director
Bill Perkins Art Director
Charles Philippi Art Director
David Reynolds Screenwriter
Peter Schickele Musical Arrangement
Zack Schwartz Art Director

Scene Index

Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 01:14:27
0. Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 01:14:27
1. Opening/Main Title. [:02]
2. "Symphony No. 5" (Ludwig Van Beethoven). [1:14]
3. Introduction (Steve Martin and Itzhak Perlman). [1:14]
4. "Pines Of Rome" (Ottorino Respighi). [:19]
5. Introduction (Quincy Jones). [:19]
6. "Rhapsody In Blue" (George Gershwin). [2:32]
7. Introduction (Bette Midler). [1:28]
8. "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102" (Dmitri Shostakovich). [2:01]
9. Introduction (James Earl Jones). [5:42]
10. "Carnival Of The Animals, Finale" (Camille Saint-Saens). [2:28]
11. Introduction (Penn & Teller). [:55]
12. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (Paul Dukas). [2:35]
13. Introduction (James Levine). [6:45]
14. "Pomp And Circumstance-Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4" (Sir Edward Elgar). [3:11]
15. Introduction (Angela Lansbury). [1:15]
16. "Firebird Suite-1919 Version" (Igor Stravinsky). [1:28]
17. End Credits. [5:57]

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