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Western Animation: Allegro Non Troppo

Allegro Non Troppo (but there are tropes) is an Italian animated film functioning as a parody of Disney's Fantasia. Like Fantasia, Allegro Non Troppo melds classical music with animation, the sequences ranging from utterly bizarre to 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 ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy—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 Antonín Dvořák -A caveman sets out to build better dwellings than the other cavemen, who repeatedly mimic every act he does.
  • Boléro by Maurice Ravel—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.
  • 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 Antonio Vivaldi—A bee tries to enjoy a meal on a flower only to have a rowdy couple thwart her attempts.
  • The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky—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.

This film provides examples of:


    MadmanEntertainment/Directors SuiteDancer in the Dark
Winnie the PoohAnthology FilmThe Animatrix
All-Star SupermanAnimated FilmsAlvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
NovecentoFilms of the 1970sAll the President's Men
SquidbilliesFunny/Western AnimationStreet Fighter

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