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''Allegro Non Troppo'' (''Not Too Cheerful'') is an Italian animated film functioning as a parody of Disney's ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. Like ''Fantasia'', ''Allegro Non Troppo'' melds classical music with animation, the sequences ranging from [[IntoxicationEnsues utterly bizarre]] to [[TearJerker depressing beyond belief]]. Between the pieces are short, sepia-tone, live-action shots of the orchestra and the animator. Pieces played in the film are:
* ''Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune'' by Music/ClaudeDebussy--A parody of Beethoven's Pastorale from ''Fantasia'', where an elderly faun tries to get a nymph for himself, but fails every time.
* ''Slavonic Dance No. 7 Op. 46'' by Music/AntoninDvorak -A caveman sets out to build better dwellings than the other cavemen, who repeatedly mimic every act he does.
* ''Boléro'' by Music/MauriceRavel--Possibly the film's most famous sequence, where a soda bottle left on a wasteland creates an evolution of bizarre creatures in a parody of The Rite of Spring from ''Fantasia''. It was frequently used as filler on HBO in the 1980s (so the next movie would start at the top of the hour).
* ''Valse Triste'' by Jean Sibelius--The film's saddest piece, in which a small cat is left in a destroyed house, remembering the good times spent there only to have reality come crashing upon it.
* ''Concerto in C major for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Strings and Continuo RV 559 I. Larghetto - (Allegro)'' by Music/AntonioVivaldi--A bee tries to enjoy a meal on a flower only to have a rowdy couple thwart her attempts.
* ''The Firebird'' by Music/IgorStravinsky--God makes Adam and Eve and the serpent tries to get them to eat the apple of knowledge. When they refuse, the serpent eats it himself and is thrown into a hellish environment of Western materialism and commercialism.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Despite needling Disney, this movie does a great job of capturing Fantasia's flavor.
* AlternateContinuity: Ever wonder what would happen if Adam and Eve didn't eat that apple?
* ArtInitiatesLife: Some of the Artist's characters come to life and attack the Director and the Conductor.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted. Since it's a European film, it's not afraid to show some nudity.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: The monkey in ''Bolero''.
* BigDamnHero Moment: Though it's more TrueNeutral as it is done during the march of evolution, a sauropod creature saves an aquatic life form from being eaten by a squid life form.
* BreatherEpisode: You'll be glad for the lighthearted piece with the bee after ''Valse Triste''.
* CutAndPasteSuburb: The old house in ''Valse Triste'' is surrounded by look-alike pre-fab houses.
* DeadAllAlong: The [[spoiler:cat at the end of "Valse Triste".]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The live-action sequences.
* DerangedAnimation: The ''Firebird'' sequence is this, without a doubt.
** "Bolero" is this with its rapidly evolving alien creatures
* DirtyOldMan: The satyr of the first piece, he's way past his prime years.
* DownerEnding: Especially Bolero
* EmpathyDollShot: At the beginning of ''Valse Triste''.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in the second half of ''Boléro'', where a demonic monkey species slowly grows in dominance and eventually kills off the rest of the species.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath
* FaunsAndSatyrs
* FromNobodyToNightmare: The evil monkey starts off as a confused inhabitant of the forest, who later leaves with the rest of the animals. Bitter about it, the monkey starts off as a JerkAss whose purpose is to frighten the other animals during the march. However as it discovers the use of tools, it becomes more [[MoralEventHorizon vile as it begins murdering other animals in order to take their place in the line of evolution]] and [[ForTheEvulz begins to burn animals to death with sickening delight after discovering fire]] and by the finale (through leaping ahead of the line by a long shot) the monkey has become a monster [[spoiler: by killing all the animals in the construction of its new civilization as it admires its work, now fully evolved into a towering giant admiring its work...the creature known as Man]]
* GainaxEnding: The finale.
* GiantWoman: In ''Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune'', one of the nymphs the Faun chases makes herself bigger to defend herself. In the end of the segment, [[spoiler:the hill the Faun is standing on turns out to be a giant woman]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The [[spoiler: monkey]] at the end of ''Boléro''.
* HappyEnding: Parodied. Even though the words "HAPPY END" appear as the movie finishes, the actual conclusion of the movie feels more like a GainaxEnding.
* HilarityEnsues
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Central theme in ''Bolero'' and ''Concerto in C major''. ''Slavonic Dance'' and ''Firebird'' also depict humanity/civilization as a bad thing.
* IntoxicationEnsues
* ItsBeenDone: The director gushes about the originality of his concept. Then he gets a phone call...
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: At the end of the scene with the monkey (after Bolero), the Director stops the "party" and we get this effect.
* MeaningfulName: The film itself. ''Allegro, ma non troppo'' is a musical direction meaning "Fast, but not too fast." ''Allegro non troppo'' means something closer to "Not so fast!"
* {{Panspermia}}: Spoofed on ''Boléro''. Apparently, the primordial soup was actually Coke.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The main concept of the film.
* RogerRabbitEffect: The cartoon characters occassionally wander into the live-action.
* ScareChord: In ''Firebird'', after the snake bites into the apple.
* TakeThat
** The conductor couldn't care less that they're ripping off some guy called "Grisney".
** In-universe example: After seeing the conductor abuse the animator for three full segments, is it any wonder that the villain at the end of ''Boléro'' is drawn to look like him?
** Socialist Italy in TheSeventies wasn't a big fan of American capitalism, and it shows. Particularly noticeable on the ''Boléro'' and ''Firebird'' segments.
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