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I’d never seen Fantasia before and it’s the first film as part of this adventure that I know nothing about. I mentioned to Lincoln as he was putting it on that I didn’t know the storyline, all I knew was that Mickey Mouse had a hat with stars and a moon on it. He then said that there was no storyline…goes to show what I know! Also, when filling this out, I realised it was released a month before Pinocchio so we probably should have put this one on our list first. Oops!

“Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third feature in theDisney animated features canon. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film’s Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment.” Thanks wiki!


Age of film: November 1940

Date Watched: 10th April 2016


  • Picture Quality 
    • Lincoln – 7
      • No issues here, same excellent Disney standard.
    • Sara – 6
      • Definitely up there with the other films we’ve watched so far. Some of the effects were cool – like the use of shadows and making scenes look like they were underwater.
  • Durability
    • Lincoln – 3
      • I reckon kids these days would lose interest within the first minute. I’ve seen the film before and I could barely sit through it.
    • Sara – 2
      • I can’t see how anyone could sit down and watch this for two hours and say that they had a good time.
  • Songs
    • Lincoln – 3
      • All classical pieces, none of them of any interest to me.
    • Sara – 3
      • A couple were recognisable.
  • Modern Values
    • Lincoln – 4
      • The film didn’t really depict many values, but the centaur scene was a bit sexist.
    • Sara – 3
      • This is hard because there wasn’t much of a storyline, and from what there was, this isn’t really relevant. However, the scene with the Centaur/My Little Pony hybrid girl things had the women feeding the men grapes. They also paired off into couples of the same colour – no mixed race. But do My Little Pony centaurs have races? Who knows.
  • Would We Show it to the Kids
    • Lincoln – 2
      • Unless they happened to be really interested in all the classical music prior to seeing the film, then I definitely wouldn’t bother.
    • Sara – 1
      • I’m not a horrible parent.
  • Flow/Length 
    • Lincoln – 1
      • Everything took too long.
    • Sara – 1
      • TWO HOURS.
  • Emotional Attachment
    • Lincoln – 2
      • The pegasus things were cute, but that’s it.
    • Sara – 1
      • Here is an elaborate list of the the emotions I felt while watching this;
        • Boredom
        • Confusion
        • WHY
  • Logic/Plot Holes 
    • Lincoln – 6
      • Nothing comes to mind, not enough depth to any of the stories for them to trip themselves up.
    • Sara – 7
      • There was a bit where they rolled out a red carpet and it went up the stairs. I questioned this and then Lincoln kindly reminded me that it’s all ridiculous and it was odd that I chose that to question. There wasn’t really a storyline to comment on. The intermission thing was weird though. We were seriously concerned at one moment that we’d be staring at a blank screen for 15 minutes, but grateful that we didn’t. Probably would have fast forwarded through that any how.
  • General Enjoyment
    • Lincoln – 2
      • No good.
    • Sara – 2
      • I was surprised at how many of the scenes I recognised given that I’ve never seen it.
  • Would We Watch it Again
    • Lincoln – 1
      • I’d say I can definitely put Fantasia in the “done and dusted” basket.
    • Sara – 1
      • Please no.
  • Final Comment
    • Lincoln – Very long-winded, uneventful and dull. I know the point of Fantasia is the music, but none of the music interested me so there was nothing to redeem the film for me. The concept is kind of neat, I think if the music was stuff that I enjoyed I would dig it more. Definitely going to need a break before we watch the next Disney film, feeling a bit burned right now.
    • Sara – While watching the film I managed to schedule some of my Facebook page’s posts, write an article on the Neon Museum in Las Vegas and start ranking all the accommodation I stayed at while in Costa Rica. It was a productive time for me while watching this film because it was so boring. The music was all classical tunes that I wasn’t a fan of and the stories were odd and long winded. The man literally explained the beginning of time for what felt like the entire beginning of time, although, it was probably only five or 10 minutes. I kept playing this clip as it’s a true representation of how I felt throughout a majority of the film.


Favourite Character

  • Lincoln – the baby black Pegasus.
  • Sara – there was a turtle at one point

Favourite Song

  • Lincoln – Nutcracker Suite.
  • Sara – Nutcracker Suite

Favourite Moment

  • Lincoln – When it ended.
  • Sara – same.

Total Ranking By Lincoln –  31/100

Total Ranking By Sara –  26/100

For questions regarding the ranking system you can read my post on it here.


Bye for now!


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