A touchstone in the history of animated cinema and a technical tour de force, Fantasia remains a fascinating visual and sound experience. For it was around music that this narrative suite was crafted.
The seven sequences of Fantasia, some of which are legendary, make up a great book of illustrations of famous musical pages. How can we forget Mickey's struggle against an army of broomsticks in The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas or the evocation of the gods and creatures of Antiquity in the accents of the Pastoral Symphony? Disney Studios will never again allow itself so much 'fantasy', nor sing such an ode to the orchestra.