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  • Allegro non Troppo is Bruno Bozzetto's full-length Affectionate Parody of Fantasia, made clear by the opening sequence when the presenter, gushing about the originality of his idea of setting animation to classical music, gets a phone call informing him that it's already been done by some guy named "Prisney". Like Fantasia, it uses live-action footage of an orchestra as a Framing Device, but instead of Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, we get a cigar chomping dockworker conducting an orchestra of washerwomen, while a lowly cartoonist shackled to his desk provides the visuals. Two segments in particular are direct parodies of segments from the original: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" spoofs the mythological setting of "Pastoral Symphony", and "Bolero" features a parade of prehistoric animals inspired by "Rite of Spring".
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  • The Black Cauldron: The Horned King riding a skeletal horse in Hen Wen's vision is borrowed animation from "Night on Bald Mountain".
  • The Lion King 1½: At the end of the film, Hyacinth Hippo is among the many Disney characters who enters the theater to see the film after Timon's mother rewinds it.
  • Make Mine Music!:
    • The animation for "Blue Bayou" was originally produced for Debussy's "Claire de Lune", a segment that was cut from the original release of Fantasia.
    • "Peter and the Wolf" was also developed for a prospective follow up to Fantasia.
    • In the opening of "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing at the Met", one of the wraiths from "Night on Bald Mountain" flies past.
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas: The opening segment, "Belles on Ice", features the dancing hippos and crocodiles from "Dance of the Hours".
  • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Mickey's Sorcerer hat is seen in Roo's costume box.
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  • The Thief and the Cobbler: The thief preparing to fly to the giant ruby near the Witch's lair on improvised wings mimics Chernabog, complete with music.

Film — Live-Action

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The brooms from "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Mlle. Upanova and Hyacinth Hippo from "Dance of the Hours" appear at the Maroon Cartoon studio. Maroon mentions that he has half the cast of Fantasia on loan from Disney. Cherubs from "Pastoral Symphony" and the mushrooms from "Nutcracker Suite" also appear during the Toontown sequence.



Live-Action TV

  • The Big Bang Theory: At one point in the episode "The Tangerine Factor", Sheldon says that Leonard was dancing like one of the hippos from Fantasia.

Theme Parks

  • Ellen's Energy Adventure featured an Allosaurus and a Stegosaurus fighting, clearly a reference to the battle between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Stegosaurus in the film's "Rite of Spring" segment.
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic: The walking brooms from "Sorcerer's Apprentice" appear; Mickey in his sorcerer's outfit fixes the runaway instruments in the end, set to Dukas' music.

Video Games

  • Both the SNES and Sega Genesis versions of Bonkers have Mickey's sorcerer hat as a treasure in the Toon Museum. In the former game, it is stolen and can be recovered by completing the Downtown level, and in the latter game, Bonkers has to protect it from Harry the Handbag and his gang of raccoon thieves.
  • Cuphead: The Devil's second and (especially) third form are heavily reminiscent, in lighting, perspective, and style, of Chernabog from Fantasia.
  • In The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror, the boss of the first level, "Bad Dream House", is an anthropomorphic broom that resembles the brooms from the film's "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment.

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Western Animation

  • Animaniacs: The cartoon "The Brain's Apprentice", as its title implies, is a parody of this film's segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
  • Garfield and Friends: In "Rodent Rampage", during the "There's A Mouse in the House" song, Jon is seen dressed like Sorcerer Mickey (albeit with an orange robe and hat) and he uses magic to control several brooms.
  • Kaeloo: In Episode 55, Olaf the penguin says he wants to take over Smileyland (the show's setting), Narnia, Wonderland, and Fantasia.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • "Pigs in a Polka" begins with an introduction a la the ones featuring Deems Taylor for each segment in Fantasia, with the Wolf in place of Deems.
    • "A Corny Concerto" is one long parody of Fantasia, with Elmer Fudd in place of Deems Taylor.
    • At the beginning of What's Opera, Doc?, Elmer's shadow channels Chernabog.
  • Muppet Babies (1984): In the episode "The Great Muppet Cartoon Show", Animal appears with walking paintbrushes that greatly resemble the brooms from the film's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment.
  • Presto: The magic hat that Alec uses looks like Mickey's Sorcerer hat, albeit it's purple as opposed to blue.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
    • In the episode "Who Gives a Buck", after Rocko chops up his credit card, he has a dream in which the pieces of the credit card come to life a la the brooms in the film's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment.
    • In "Sugar Frosted Frights", Filburt has an Imagine Spot after first eating candy where he's Chernabog summoning candy into his mouth.
    • In "Wacky Delly", Ralph Bighead's one episode of the titular Show Within a Show which gets it cancelled spoofs the dancing mushroom scene from "Nutcracker Suite".
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Treehouse of Horror IV': At one point, Flanders shapeshifts into Chernabog.
    • "Itchy and Scratchy Land": One of Itchy and Scratchy's cartoons, "Scratchtasia", is a parody of the film.
    • "Simpsons Bible Stories": Nelson's emerging from the rubble of his tower parodies Chernabog.
    • "Homerazzi": The Couch Gag begins by parodying the film's "Rite of Spring" segment, complete with Bart and Lisa battling as a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Stegosaurus respectively.
    • Fland Canyon: During the Disney-inspired Couch Gag by Eric Goldberg, Bart channels Mickey in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment, complete with outfit.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • The prologue to "Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night" is a direct parody of the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment, even using the same Mussorgsky piece.
    • The short, "Top Secret Apprentice" (part of "Tiny Toon Music Television") is a parody of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment. In keeping with the parody, there is no dialogue except for one line at the end spoken by Buster and all sound effects except the first time the door closes are represented by music.
    • In the short, "Boo Ha Ha" (part of "The Return to the ACME Acres Zone"), Hamton and Plucky encounter a giant horned demon that looks like Chernabog.

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