Fantasia (movie)

1940 American animated film

Fantasia is the third animated movie produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was first released on November 13, 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. Along with Pinocchio, it was 1 of the first ever Disney animated movies released in the same year as each other.

Produced byWalt Disney
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Release date
November 13, 1940
Running time
124 minutes
Budget$2,280,000 (est.)
Box office$76,408,097

As Disney's first animated anthology movie, 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. The most famous classical music piece in this film is Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This is Mickey Mouse's most famous role. After inflation, Fantasia is the fourth most successful animated movie that anyone has made yet.

A sequel to this movie, Fantasia 2000, was released in 2000.

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