Fantasia

Fantasia

Released: Official Release Date: November 12, 1940
Copyright: Walt Disney Productions © 1940
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
MPAA Rating: G (General Audiences ~ All Ages Admitted) [retroactive in 1969]
Length: 124 Minutes

Cast and Characters
  Cast Character/Performance Notes
Corey Burton Deems Taylor Voice Dub ~ 2000 Restoration
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
Disney Studio Chorus 'Ave Maria' Chorus 1982 re-release only
Disney Studio Orchestra Orchestra 1982 re-release only
Julietta Novis 'Ave Maria' Soloist
The Philadelphia Orchestra The Philadelphia Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski live-action
Deems Taylor Deems Taylor live-action
Apollo
Autumn Fairies
Baby Pegasus
Bacchus
Ben Ali Gator
Blossom Ballet
Brooms
Brudus
Centaurettes
Centaurs
Chernabog
Cupids
Demons
Dewdrop Fairies
Diana
Dinosaurs
Elephanchine
Frost Fairies
Ghosts
Goldfish
Hop Low
Hyacinth Hippo
Iris
Jacchus
Melinda
Milkweed Ballet
Mlle. Upanova
Morpheus
Mushroom Dancers
Orchid Girls
Pegasus
Pegasus’ Family
Pilgrims
Snowflake Fairies
Thistle Boys
Vulcan
Yen Sid
Zeus

Music

Songs
 Song Composer/Lyricist Performers Notes
Ave Maria Franz Schubert Julietta Novis as Soloist, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Chorus (1982 re-release only) & Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
Dance Of The Hours (from ‘La Gioconda’) Amilcare Ponchielli The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
A Night On Bald Mountain Modeste Moussorgsky The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
The Pastoral Symphony, Op. 68 Ludwig van Beethoven The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
The Rite Of Spring Igor Stravinsky The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Paul Dukas The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach The Philadelphia Orchestra; Disney Studio Orchestra (1982 re-release only)
Awards
Award Year Winner/ Nominee Category Recipient Notes
Academy Awards 1941 (14th) Winner Special Award (Sound) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia (certificates)
Academy Awards 1941 (14th) Winner Special Award (Music) Leopold Stokowski and his associates for their unique achievements in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney’s production, Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form (certificate)

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