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.

A sequel to this movie, Fantasia 2000, was released in 1999.

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