History Awesome / Fantasia

24th Jul '16 1:37:22 PM HeraldAlberich
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* This is the film that brought Mickey back into public interest after the theories of him being casted off to the side by Donald started to look true.

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* This is the film that brought Mickey back into public interest after the theories of him being casted cast off to the side by Donald started to look true.



* When it was released in 1940, ''Fantasia'' was the most expensive film Disney had made, and it was a complete critical and financial flop. Its failure nearly bankrupted Disney, and was one of the biggest reasons (other than World War II) that the studio didn't put out another full-length animated feature until ''Cinderella''. Nowadays, it is often regarded as not only Disney's best feature, but as one of the greatest films ''of all time'', making ''Fantasia'' a standout example of VindicatedByHistory.

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* When it was released in 1940, ''Fantasia'' was the most expensive film Disney had made, and it was a complete critical and financial flop. Its failure nearly bankrupted Disney, and was one of the biggest reasons (other than World War II) that the studio didn't put out another full-length animated feature until ''Cinderella''.''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Nowadays, it is often regarded as not only Disney's best feature, but as one of the greatest films ''of all time'', making ''Fantasia'' a standout example of VindicatedByHistory.
28th Dec '15 10:37:47 PM LBHills
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* Yen Sid clearing away the water from the great hall.

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* Yen Sid clearing away the water from the great hall.hall: his great sweeping gestures of dismissal, and the waters obeying (just as Mickey dreamed that they'd obey ''him.)''
7th Nov '15 11:21:38 PM Seraphine
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* "Rite of Spring", specifically the sequence of the newborn Earth still settling. This troper still gets chills as the bubbles of magma explode in time to the music and the seas come rushing in.

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* "Rite of Spring", specifically the sequence of the newborn Earth still settling. This troper still gets chills It's chilling to watch as the bubbles of magma explode in time to the music and the seas come rushing in.



* Dance of the Hours. it just ''reeks'' of atmosphere. One would have to listen to DavidOgdenStiers' narration in the "Making of Fantasia" documentary on the original DVD release to get the full effect.

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* Dance "Dance of the Hours.Hours". it just ''reeks'' of atmosphere. One would have to listen to DavidOgdenStiers' David Ogden Stiers' narration in the "Making of Fantasia" documentary on the original DVD release to get the full effect.



* When it was released in 1940, ''Fantasia'' was the most expensive film Disney had made, and it was a complete critical and financial flop. Its failure nearly bankrupted Disney, and was one of the biggest reasons (other than World War II) that the studio didn't put out another full-length animated feature until ''Cinderella''. Nowadays, it is often regarded as not only Disney's best feature, but as one of the greatest films ''of all time'', making ''Fantasia'' a standout example of VindicatedByHistory. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is.

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* When it was released in 1940, ''Fantasia'' was the most expensive film Disney had made, and it was a complete critical and financial flop. Its failure nearly bankrupted Disney, and was one of the biggest reasons (other than World War II) that the studio didn't put out another full-length animated feature until ''Cinderella''. Nowadays, it is often regarded as not only Disney's best feature, but as one of the greatest films ''of all time'', making ''Fantasia'' a standout example of VindicatedByHistory. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is.
18th Sep '15 6:03:32 PM TitoMosquito
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** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5rg3OCJRUQ#t=5m30s shot]] of the volcano, combined with the music.



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5th Jul '15 9:19:34 AM Phoenixion
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* The Sprite's revival in "Firebird Suite". She has suffered a horrific DisneyDeath -- being swallowed whole by the Firebird -- and has just been revived by the Elk. Ashen, she understandably blames herself for (innocently) waking the Firebird, but he has faith in her ability to restore the decimated forest. (This is all apparent to the viewer without dialogue.) He carries her toward a little tree, the one she had tended to shortly after she was awakened, and she begins to cry - and the tears immediately start to regenerate the forest. Realizing what's happening, she shifts into the form of a wave...in mere minutes, the forest is revived and more beautiful than ever before, to the point that even the bare parts of the volcano that she hadn't been able to vivify the first time around are now lush and green. She finally dissolves into the wind as the Elk looks on. "Awe-inspiring" is too mild a term for it.
** The Firebird itself is pretty awesome, too, even while being one of the scariest things Disney ever put on film. Gives chills when the Firebird makes his entrance. Best use of a ScareChord ''ever.''
* "Pines of Rome", AKA the flying whales sequence. Especially the last three minutes. Sure it's bizarre and surreal but there's just something about that combination of the whales leaping up from the clouds and the majestic sweeping EPICALLY gorgeous music.
** That shot from the underside of the 'armada', if you will, slowly spinning around to look forward, into the sun...
* Disney's done some Al Hirschfeld homage before (the Genie in ''Aladdin'', for example; sequence director Eric Goldberg was the Genie's lead animator), but the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence really brings home everything about Hirschfeld's career: the distinctive design of the characters, the love of music, the love of New York, and the love of the theater. The fact that it's all done with George Gerswhin makes it a banana split of style.
** Always for "Rhapsody in Blue", Duke gets one for deciding to chase the dream and earn his happy ending... and being indirectly responsible of the three others obtaining ''their'' happy endings!
** there is also Rachel's parents. When they see that their daughter is in danger, what do they do? They go down from the top of likely VERY tall New York Buildings, go to the streets just as their daughter gets their ball. THAT is very protective parents if you find them. Also CrowningMomentofHeartwarming just for how much they care for their daughter.
* "The Steadfast Tin Soldier": Said soldier comes back to save his love and throw the Jack-in-the-box in the fireplace.

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* The Sprite's revival in "Firebird Suite". She has suffered a horrific DisneyDeath -- being swallowed whole by the Firebird -- and has just been revived by the Elk. Ashen, she understandably blames herself for (innocently) waking the Firebird, but he has faith in her ability to restore the decimated forest. (This is all apparent to the viewer without dialogue.) He carries her toward a little tree, the one she had tended to shortly after she was awakened, and she begins to cry - and the tears immediately start to regenerate the forest. Realizing what's happening, she shifts into the form of a wave...in mere minutes, the forest is revived and more beautiful than ever before, to the point that even the bare parts of the volcano that she hadn't been able to vivify the first time around are now lush and green. She finally dissolves into the wind as the Elk looks on. "Awe-inspiring" is too mild a term for it.
** The Firebird itself is pretty awesome, too, even while being one of the scariest things Disney ever put on film. Gives chills when the Firebird makes his entrance. Best use of a ScareChord ''ever.''
* "Pines of Rome", AKA the flying whales sequence. Especially the last three minutes. Sure it's bizarre and surreal but there's just something about that combination of the whales leaping up from the clouds and the majestic sweeping EPICALLY gorgeous music.
** That shot from the underside of the 'armada', if you will, slowly spinning around to look forward, into the sun...
* Disney's done some Al Hirschfeld homage before (the Genie in ''Aladdin'', for example; sequence director Eric Goldberg was the Genie's lead animator), but the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence really brings home everything about Hirschfeld's career: the distinctive design of the characters, the love of music, the love of New York, and the love of the theater. The fact that it's all done with George Gerswhin makes it a banana split of style.
** Always for "Rhapsody in Blue", Duke gets one for deciding to chase the dream and earn his happy ending... and being indirectly responsible of the three others obtaining ''their'' happy endings!
** there is also Rachel's parents. When they see that their daughter is in danger, what do they do? They go down from the top of likely VERY tall New York Buildings, go to the streets just as their daughter gets their ball. THAT is very protective parents if you find them. Also CrowningMomentofHeartwarming just for how much they care for their daughter.
* "The Steadfast Tin Soldier": Said soldier comes back to save his love and throw the Jack-in-the-box in the fireplace.
See ''Awesome/{{Fantasia 2000}}''
24th Apr '15 12:44:58 PM LBHills
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** Followed by him being driven back by the heavenly bells.

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** Followed by him being driven back by the heavenly bells. His power is staggering, but he has such a simple WeaksauceWeakness...
24th Apr '15 12:44:17 PM LBHills
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11th Jan '15 12:28:42 PM ShadowDJ
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** there is also Rachel's parents. When they see that their daughter is in danger, what do they do? They go down from the top of likely VERY tall New York Buildings, go to the streets just as their daughter gets their ball. THAT is very protective parents if you find them. Also CrowningMomentofHeartwarming just for how much they care for their daughter.
1st Sep '14 5:27:40 PM Kalmbach
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* Disney's done some Al Hirschfeld homage before (the Genie in ''Aladdin'', for example), but the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence really brings home everything about Hirschfeld's career: the distinctive design of the characters, the love of music, the love of New York, and the love of the theater. The fact that it's all done with George Gerswhin makes it a banana split of style.

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* Disney's done some Al Hirschfeld homage before (the Genie in ''Aladdin'', for example), example; sequence director Eric Goldberg was the Genie's lead animator), but the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence really brings home everything about Hirschfeld's career: the distinctive design of the characters, the love of music, the love of New York, and the love of the theater. The fact that it's all done with George Gerswhin makes it a banana split of style.
4th Jul '14 3:38:57 PM schoi30
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** The approach of the ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
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