Allegro Non Troppo
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Something of a Fantasia for adults, Allegro Non Troppo intercuts slapstick live-action sequences -- which relay the story of a beleaguered animator's (Maurizio Nichetti) ongoing battle with an Oliver Hardy-like orchestra conductor -- and animated sequences, set to classical music, which visually interpret selected works of Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. The liveliest piece, set to Ravel's Bolero, delineates a series of "spontaneous generations" from an abandoned Coke bottle. The most haunting piece, set to Sibelius' Valse Triste, depicts a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Overall very amiable, quirky fun."
‑ , Time Out
"Generally humorous, quite colorful, and at least somewhat thought provoking."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"every bit is weird, experimental, and vaguely inappropriate as you would expect."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Brilliant Italian parody of "Fantasia.""
‑ Phil Hall, Wired
"It's not only a hilarious send-up of Disney's excesses but a splendid cartoon feature in its own right -- funny and imaginative and lively."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Director Bozzetto's style is frantic in pace and occasionally violent, but his use of color and line is dazzling."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Fun, but chintzy-looking compared to Fantasia, which it claims to spoof."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The animated pieces are uniformly terrific, some touching, most hilarious and more than a few expressing Bozzetto's trademark anti-war sentiments."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Bozzetto's satire serves both Darwin and Genesis."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A reminder of a time not that long ago when movies seemed fresher, braver and just generally more exciting than they are now."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Fantasia with a sense of irony."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"A must for animation buffs."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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