* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: While there's a literal [[VisualPun bird made of fire]] (and lava) in ''The Firebird Suite'', the Firebird is also commonly known as a Phoenix... and the Wood Sprite [[FridgeBrilliance rises from the ashes of the forest.]]
** One [=YouTube=] comment brought this up regarding Zeus/Jupiter's behavior in the Pastoral symphony. He seemed to be going ''specifically'' for Dionysus/Bacchus with his lightning bolts, never seeming to actually ''hurt'' anyone else. The commenter said that maybe Zeus was just being a [[JerkassGod Jerkass god]] like he's normally been portrayed, disrupting a festival for no reason other than it amused him... or maybe he was simply trying to test his son in his own... unusual way by [[EnforcedMethodActing interrupting a celebration when he'd least expect it]].
*** It also helps that, since Dionysus/Bacchus is just as immortal as his father, it's not like the lightning bolts will actually hurt him (the unicorn donkey is another story). He's not putting his son in any actual danger.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** ''Rite of Spring'', filled with StockDinosaurs (including the [[TyrannosaurusRex T. rex]]) of different Mesozoic periods and sometimes-questionable anatomy. In fact, Tyrannosaurus lived closer to when ''humans'' live today than he did to when Stegosaurus lived.
** Going by [[ScienceMarchesOn the 1940s understanding of dinosaurs]], however, it's pretty accurate, apart of course from the AnachronismStew.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: It's a given - this was part of the point of ''Fantasia'' anyways.
* EarWorm: Many of the pieces, but ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4H3icCCiXY&feature=related Carnival of the Animals, Finale]]'' in particular.
* EvilIsCool: Between the ''Night on Bald Mountain'' and ''Ave Maria'' sections, representing in turn the profane and the sacred. Take a guess which one has burned itself into people's memories the most.
** The Firebird from ''2000''. Make the pun at your own peril.
* {{Ensemble|Darkhorse}} [[IncrediblyLamePun Dark]][[EnsembleDarkhorse horse]]: Apart from Mickey as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, who is the character everyone remembers? Let us give you a hint: [[EvilIsCool how many tropes listed on this page are dedicated to Chernabog?]]
** From the ''2000'' edition, ''The Firebird Suite''; as the Spring Sprite and also the Firebird appear in [[DisneyThemeParks California Adventure]]'s ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' show.
** Sunflower has her fair share of fans. Depicting her as happy, unsubmissive, and realistically drawn is heartwarmingly popular.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: So, the gigantic, horned demon with glowing red eyes who calls up the dead, burns them with fire into demonic shapes, and runs away from sacral Church music....is not Satan, but an obscure Slavonic diety? [[SarcasmMode Uh huh, sure thing, I definitely believe you.]] Even Walt would later admit the truth.
* HilariousInHindsight: The introduction to the ''Rite of Spring'' segment has Deems say that dinosaurs had the brains of pigeons. Be more accurate to say the reverse, nowadays.
* NightmareFuel: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSbxRiUgOo Night on Bald Mountain]]''
** More like CreepyAwesome.
*** [[NightmareFuel/{{Fantasia}} Has its own page]]
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' fans were not pleased with the Genesis adaptation of this movie. The gameplay was bad and it didn't even have Chernabog as a final boss!
* ToughActToFollow: ''Fantasia 2000'' to the original ''Fantasia''.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Applies to varying extents to both movies.
* ValuesDissonance: Sunflower, the servant centaurette in "The Pastoral Symphony", whose human half looks like a black "pickaninny" and who performs menial tasks for the white-featured centaurettes. Deleted from all releases since 1969, so most modern viewers haven't seen her. If you're curious, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdi3zX9DKm8 YouTube]].
** even worse, she's actually animated in the style of the "Black Face" minstrel shows that were halted by the civil rights movement, which took place at around the time the censoring was implemented.
** On a less offensive level, the dancing mushrooms, which are clearly made to resemble old-fashioned Asian caricatures with slit-eyes and those funny cymbal-shaped hats. Granted, given that the title of the sequence was "Chinese dance..."
** Chernabog's demons avert BarbieDollAnatomy. The centaurs play it straight, but are still topless women.
* VindicatedByHistory: The film was derided by many in its original release as a kitschy travesty, but now is regarded as one of the great masterpieces of WesternAnimation.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: One of the late Creator/WaltDisney's greatest pieces of animation. Some of the special effects were so spectacular for the time that film historians were at a loss as to how they were created. Disney themselves had few clues, as the camera team dismantled every rig immediately after shooting and kept no official record of what they had done. Fortunately, one particular technician, named Herman Schultheis, kept a private record of every effect he worked on and this notebook was rediscovered in the 1990s, revealing the complex - and quite inspired - filming techniques the team employed. Fortunately, as of 2014, the "Lost Notebook" has finally been released to the public by author John Canemaker.
** ''Fantasia 2000'' also deserves praise. The animation in the Firebird Suite segment is so extensively detailed that even fellow Disney animators could not tell that [[YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou it was mostly traditional animation rather than CGI]]. The pencil tests of the Firebird's birth from the mountain [[http://vimeo.com/22856764 have to be seen to be believed.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The film counts, it starts off with surreal geometric shapes, followed by a seasonal fairy pageant with flowers, mushrooms and fishes, followed by [[MickeyMouse Mickey]] [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Mouse]] animating a broom, followed by the evolution of the earth into the end of the Mesozoic era, followed by ClassicalMythology, followed by an animal ballet and ending with '''[[{{Satan}} THE DEVIL]]''' and his demonic hordes and a church chorus walking through a forest to a rising sun.
* TheWoobie: Pretty much everyone in the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment, Jobless Joe especially.

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