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"Fantasia/2000" brings to fruition Walt Disney's dream of creating a "concert film" with a perpetually changing repertoire. Sixty years after the release of Disney's classic 1940 experiment in sight and sound, a new generation of Disney animators and filmmakers offer an exciting showcase for today's audiences as they visually interpret classical compositions by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Respighi, Gershwin, Dukas, Saint-Saens, Elgar, and Stravinsky. This animated extravaganza features seven new selections and one returning favorite from the original classic. World… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The rest of these animated sequences depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"As with the original Fantasia, the new film is a mixture of artistically respectable and mediocre moments, which for overall ambition and range, has no parallel in the world of contemporary animation."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"balance in animation styles"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Delightful, but may scare more sensitive kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Fantasia/2000 will no doubt become a Disney perennial, but that does not by definition make it a classic."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It provides some fine artists the chance to stretch and frolic, even as it reminds today's audiences of animation's limitless borders."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"It's not that the images aren't pretty, or that great care hasn't gone into them -- it's that the sensibility behind them is so icky, limited in its conception of beauty to picture postcards and the sort of paintings you see in chain hotels."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"Overall, though, I didn't find it particularly satisfying"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A worthy successor to the original concept, allowing the next generation of animation talent to cut loose. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Like its predecessor, Fantasia 2000 offers a plotless string of beautifully animated vignettes set to music; unlike its predecessor, it's a good deal shorter and far less tedious for it."
‑ , Film4
"This must be the most belated sequel the movies have produced."
‑ , Time Out
"Whatever its flaws -- from kitschy cupids to racist centaurs -- at least the first Fantasia had a human touch. The sequel seems cold and mechanical by comparison."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Although magnificent and filled with imagination, Fantasia 2000 doesn't hold up as being particularly ground-breaking or innovative."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A lightweight affair... Despite some momentary flashes of brilliance, this is no successor to the great Fantasia."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"This new installment perhaps aims slightly lower than the original."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
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