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Fantasia (movie)

1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions

Fantasia is the third animated movie produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was first released on February 29, 1940. It was originally released by itself instead of RKO Pictures, which was the distributor of Disney from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, until Peter Pan.

Fantasia
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringLeopold Stokowski
Deems Taylor
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Walt Disney (voice)
Production
company
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date
February 29, 1940
Running time
124 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Budget$2,280,000 (est.)
Box office$76,408,097

Fantasia contains eight classical music pieces. One of them is from Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. It tells the story of life on Earth until the extinction of the dinosaurs. Another famous work that appears in the movie is Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ. One segment, "The Pastoral Symphony", which was themed around Greek mythology, was changed to get rid of centaurs who were thought to be racist stereotypes of Black people.

Fantasia 2000 (1999), a sequel to this movie, was released on December 17, 1999 in New York.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
United States February 29, 1940
  Brazil December 25, 1940
  United Kingdom July 21, 1941
  Uruguay September 11, 1941
  Mexico December 25, 1941
  Portugal March 16, 1942
  Ireland April 3, 1942
  Greece April 10, 1942
  Sweden October 7, 1942
  Iceland February 28, 1946
  Spain March 23, 1946
  Italy April 12, 1946
  Canada August 1, 1946
  Czechoslovakia December 17, 1946
  Hong Kong October 16, 1947
  Norway October 31, 1948
  Bulgaria December 25, 1948
   Switzerland December 25, 1948 (German speaking region)
  Soviet Union December 25, 1948
  Yugoslavia July 31, 1949
  Finland November 4, 1949
  Poland August 7, 1950
  Austria January 12, 1951
  Denmark April 2, 1951
  West Germany October 10, 1952
  Thailand June 13, 1953
  Belgium August 14, 1953
  India December 25, 1953
  Turkey August 15, 1954
  Japan September 23, 1955
  South Korea October 3, 1955
  Malta July 31, 1959
  New Zealand June 29, 1961
  South Africa June 29, 1961
  Lebanon December 25, 1967
  Iran March 16, 1974
  Morocco March 16, 1974
  Egypt March 26, 1974
  Indonesia June 17, 1974
  Qatar June 17, 1974
  Singapore June 17, 1974
  Sri Lanka April 26, 1985
  Kuwait June 4, 1986
  Israel November 8, 1991

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