History Trivia / Fantasia

1st Mar '17 11:18:52 PM jameygamer
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* ExecutiveMeddling: One of the most infamous examples of this was the ending of the "Rite of Spring" from the original ''Fantasia''. The segment originally would have continued into the age of mammals and end with a scene where early humans dancing as they succeed in creating fire. Disney had this ending removed out of fear it would attract controversy from creationists, but this change did not go over well with Music/IgorStravinsky, who wrote the number and is the sole composer of a ''Fantasia/Fantasia 2000'' number to be alive to see the film in theaters; he was tempted to sue Disney, but decided not to; the whole thing still turned Stravinsky off of animation for the rest of his life.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: One of the most infamous examples of this was the ending of the "Rite of Spring" from the original ''Fantasia''. The segment originally would have continued into the age of mammals and end with a scene where early humans dancing as they succeed in creating fire. Disney had this ending removed out of fear it would attract controversy from creationists, but this change did not go over well with Music/IgorStravinsky, who wrote the number and is the sole composer of a ''Fantasia/Fantasia 2000'' number to be alive to see the film in theaters; he theaters. He was tempted to sue Disney, but decided not to; the whole thing still turned Stravinsky off of animation for the rest of his life.
22nd Feb '17 8:46:42 AM Mikeyfan93
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The 1990 Walt Disney Classics VHS and Laserdisc of ''Fantasia'' had an alternate box set that, in addition to the video with the film, also contained a VHS with the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' (as of 2016, it's not widely known if there is another version of this doc), and the film's soundtrack on a two-[[UsefulNotes/CompactDisc CD]] package among other things.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The 1990 Walt Disney Classics VHS and Laserdisc of ''Fantasia'' had an alternate box set that, in addition to the video with the film, also contained a VHS with the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' (as of 2016, it's not widely known if there is another version of this doc), and the film's soundtrack on a two-[[UsefulNotes/CompactDisc CD]] package among other things.
22nd Feb '17 8:18:07 AM dsneybuf
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The [[WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics "Black Diamond" Classics]] VHS of ''Fantasia'' had an alternate box set that, in addition to the video with the film, also contained a VHS with the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' (as of 2016, it's not widely known if there is another version of this doc), and the film's soundtrack on a two-[[UsefulNotes/CompactDisc CD]] package among other things.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The [[WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics "Black Diamond" Classics]] 1990 Walt Disney Classics VHS and Laserdisc of ''Fantasia'' had an alternate box set that, in addition to the video with the film, also contained a VHS with the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' (as of 2016, it's not widely known if there is another version of this doc), and the film's soundtrack on a two-[[UsefulNotes/CompactDisc CD]] package among other things.
7th Feb '17 1:17:05 AM TitoMosquito
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* The unedited "Pastoral Symphony" sequence has never been released on home video, so the only way to see it is to find bootlegs of very old TV recordings of ''Fantasia''.

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* ** The unedited "Pastoral Symphony" sequence has never been released on home video, so the only way to see it is to find bootlegs of very old TV recordings of ''Fantasia''.
27th Jan '17 4:52:34 PM Mikeyfan93
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** The 50th anniversary edition of ''Fantasia'' has only been released '''once''', on VHS and Laserdisc as part of the [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]] series, and after Roy E. Disney and Jeffrey Katzenberg were adamant against a video version for a while; the Classics version of ''Fantasia'' is also its sole major VHS release, so if someone wants to see the "roadshow" version that has the last traces of Deems Taylor's voice, they will need to obtain this video (it was also on the street for a short time, too).
** The unedited "Pastoral Symphony" sequence has never been released on home video, so the only way to see it is to find bootlegs of very old TV recordings of ''Fantasia''.
** This applies to the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' on a stronger level; no other version other than a 1991 VHS with the Classics logo is known to exist at this time. On the 2000 ''Fantasia'' 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney replaced it with a newer documentary, ''The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature''.

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** The 50th anniversary edition of ''Fantasia'' has only been released '''once''', on VHS and Laserdisc as part of the [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]] series, and after Roy E. Disney and Jeffrey Katzenberg were adamant against a video version for a while; the Classics version of ''Fantasia'' is also its sole major VHS release, so if someone wants to see the "roadshow" version that has the last traces of Deems Taylor's voice, they will need to obtain this video (it was also on the street for a short time, too).
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* The unedited "Pastoral Symphony" sequence has never been released on home video, so the only way to see it is to find bootlegs of very old TV recordings of ''Fantasia''.
** This applies to the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' on a stronger level; no other version other than a 1991 VHS with the Classics logo is known to exist at this time. On the 2000 ''Fantasia'' 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney replaced it with a newer documentary, ''The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature''.



** Can you imagine if the Disney execs had followed through with their original idea for ''Fantasia'' and continued to release sequels to it periodically, even yearly, with brand-new music and animation? Unfortunately, the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the lack of enough money made at the box office from original film (it made a lot of money, but certainly not enough to justify the cost of making a continuous series) resulted in the idea being dropped in what is considered the most haunting Disney couldabeen of all.

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** Can you imagine if the Disney execs had followed through with their original idea for ''Fantasia'' and continued to release sequels to it periodically, even yearly, with brand-new music and animation? Unfortunately, the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the lack of enough money made at the box office from original film (it made a lot of money, but certainly not enough to justify the cost of making a continuous series) resulted in the idea being dropped in what is considered the most haunting Disney couldabeen "could of been" of all.



** Due to ''Fantasia'''s status as one of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's best-selling videocassettes, Disney announced in 2003 that its next DVD (which didn't yet have a release date) would bear a Platinum Edition banner.[[note]]The first ''Fantasia'' DVD, the 2000 60th Anniversary Edition, predated the October 2001 launch of the Platinum Editions.[[/note]] In 2008, Disney finally set a 2010 release date for the ''Fantasia'' Platinum Edition, which would also mark its Blu-ray debut. However, after the 2009 retirement of the Platinum Edition name[[note]]''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' became the last movie with this branding.[[/note]], Disney started advertising the ''Fantasia'' Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition instead (following suit of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''). For unknown reasons, ''Fantasia'' ultimately received only a "Special Edition" Blu-ray Disc, which Blu-ray players still read as a Diamond Edition. In 2016, Disney started advertising the impending ''Fantasia'' Digital HD download as a Signature Edition, but time will tell if this banner actually sticks.



* At 2 Hours and 4 Minutes (124 minutes) long, this is the longest Animated Disney Classic; the 50th anniversary edition released in theaters in 1990 and on video as part of the [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]] series cut 4 minutes to make it 2 hours flat. The longest Disney movie ever is ''Film/TheHappiestMillionaire'', which has various running times[[note]]Which are 2 Hours and 24 Minutes (144 Minutes), 2 hours and 42 minutes (162 minutes), and 2 Hours and 52 minutes (172 Minutes)[[/note]], but all of them make the film the longest film they've ever released.

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* At 2 Hours hours and 4 Minutes minutes (124 minutes) long, this is the longest Animated Disney Classic; animated film; the 50th anniversary edition released in theaters in 1990 and on video as part of the [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]] series cut 4 minutes to make it 2 hours flat. The longest Disney movie ever is ''Film/TheHappiestMillionaire'', which has various running times[[note]]Which are 2 Hours and 24 Minutes (144 Minutes), 2 hours and 42 minutes (162 minutes), and 2 Hours and 52 minutes (172 Minutes)[[/note]], but all of them make the film the longest film they've ever released.flat.



* That Classics VHS release broke home media sales records when it came out for Thanksgiving 1991, which ironically also saw the debut of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' in the cinema circuit (''BATB'' would break ''Fantasia's'' record when it came to video under the Classics line the following year, with ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'s'' Classics VHS breaking ''its'' record, and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' and the original VHS release of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' under the Masterpiece Collection breaking that record.
* Sorcerer Mickey was the mascot of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo for its first 15 years of operation. He originally appeared on the clamshell covers and tape labels of Disney videos, but a Walt Disney Home Video animation with him was made in 1986 and began appearing on tapes. That Sorcerer Mickey logo was remade into the second WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics logo, which opens the ''Fantasia'' VHS, and made Sorcerer Mickey the mascot of that line until it was closed in 1994 and replaced with the Masterpiece Collection. The original logo became a secondary logo in 1995, but continued to run until 2006.
26th Dec '16 3:43:42 PM dsneybuf
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** This applies to the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' on a stronger level; no other version other than a 1991 VHS with the Classics logo is known to exist at this time.

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** This applies to the documentary ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'' on a stronger level; no other version other than a 1991 VHS with the Classics logo is known to exist at this time. On the 2000 ''Fantasia'' 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney replaced it with a newer documentary, ''The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature''.
21st Dec '16 9:09:00 AM dsneybuf
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** Due to ''Fantasia'''s status as one of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's best-selling videocassettes, Disney announced in 2003 that its next DVD (which didn't yet have a release date) would bear a Platinum Edition banner.[[note]]The first ''Fantasia'' DVD, the 2000 60th Anniversary Edition, predated the October 2001 launch of the Platinum Editions.[[/note]] In 2008, Disney finally set a 2010 release date for the ''Fantasia'' Platinum Edition, which would also mark its Blu-ray debut. However, after the 2009 retirement of the Platinum Edition name[[note]]''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' became the last movie with this branding.[[/note]], Disney started advertising the ''Fantasia'' Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition instead (following suit of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''). For unknown reasons, ''Fantasia'' ultimately received only a "Special Edition" Blu-ray Disc, which Blu-ray players still read as a Diamond Edition. In 2016, Disney started advertising its impending Digital HD download as a Signature Edition, but time will tell if this banner actually sticks.

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** Due to ''Fantasia'''s status as one of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's best-selling videocassettes, Disney announced in 2003 that its next DVD (which didn't yet have a release date) would bear a Platinum Edition banner.[[note]]The first ''Fantasia'' DVD, the 2000 60th Anniversary Edition, predated the October 2001 launch of the Platinum Editions.[[/note]] In 2008, Disney finally set a 2010 release date for the ''Fantasia'' Platinum Edition, which would also mark its Blu-ray debut. However, after the 2009 retirement of the Platinum Edition name[[note]]''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' became the last movie with this branding.[[/note]], Disney started advertising the ''Fantasia'' Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition instead (following suit of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''). For unknown reasons, ''Fantasia'' ultimately received only a "Special Edition" Blu-ray Disc, which Blu-ray players still read as a Diamond Edition. In 2016, Disney started advertising its the impending ''Fantasia'' Digital HD download as a Signature Edition, but time will tell if this banner actually sticks.
21st Dec '16 9:07:02 AM dsneybuf
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** Due to ''Fantasia'''s status as one of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's best-selling videocassettes, Disney announced in 2003 that its next DVD (which didn't yet have a release date) would bear a Platinum Edition banner.[[note]]The first ''Fantasia'' DVD, the 2000 60th Anniversary Edition, predated the October 2001 launch of the Platinum Editions.[[/note]] In 2008, Disney finally set a 2010 release date for the ''Fantasia'' Platinum Edition, which would also mark its Blu-ray debut. However, after the 2009 retirement of the Platinum Edition name[[note]]''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' became the last movie with this branding.[[/note]], Disney started advertising the ''Fantasia'' Blu-ray as a Diamond Edition instead (following suit of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''). For unknown reasons, ''Fantasia'' ultimately received only a "Special Edition" Blu-ray Disc, which Blu-ray players still read as a Diamond Edition. In 2016, Disney started advertising its impending Digital HD download as a Signature Edition, but time will tell if this banner actually sticks.



* Neither ''Fantasia'' nor ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' are part of the Walt Disney Platinum/Diamond Editions that make up the other "Untouchables" that are currently in the Disney Vault [[note]] They were intended for these lines, but the 2000 [=DVDs=], which were not part of the soon-to-be-shut-down Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection, were not repackaged with the Platinum Edition bar, and that line was retired itself in 2009 and replaced with the Diamond Editions. While they were advertised for the Diamond Editions, the Blu-ray two-movie debut doesn't have the Diamond Edition banner with the glowing diamond on it for some reason. Both ''Fantasia'' films have a strong chance of being included in the Diamond Editions' own successor, The Walt Disney Signature Collection. [[/note]], but they CAN be viewed on Creator/{{Netflix}} as of January 2016.
9th Nov '16 4:35:07 PM wootzits
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* BannedInChina: It used to be banned [[http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/Seven-classic-films-that-were-banned-in-Ireland/338461.htm in Ireland]].
22nd Oct '16 1:58:52 AM TitoMosquito
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* WorkingTitle: "The Concert Feature". Many titles were suggested until "Fantasia" was chosen.
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