Fantasia is the ultimate Disney classic. It was just the second film released under Walt, and the whole idea behind the film was unique and unheard of at the time. What was so special about it was that each story and song were open to interruption. Whether it was the artist, the composer, or the viewer, everyone can see something different in what was on the screen and floating into your ears. There are people who love everything about Fantasia and those who hated the whole thing. I am in the middle because some stories worked and some stories didn’t. Of course Scorer Mickey is one of his most iconic appearances in any film or drawing, and that particular part of the story was also the best. It amazed me how much of the music I actually knew, I just didn’t agree with the animation that accompanied it. Doing some research on the different stories and songs, people consider the dark demon story to close at the film is terrifying, but I got to be honest it didn’t bother me. I’m sure a five-year old could be scared and have nightmares, but someone in their 30’s shouldn’t be intimidated by it. I know I’ve seen Fantasia once or twice growing up and nothing really stuck with me. Watching it the other day as an adult allowed me to have a different perspective. I understand the importance and significance of the film, but this is 2018 not 1940 and I’ve grown up spoiled with animation and stories. 6/10
2 thoughts on “Fantasia (1940)”
This is my least fave film in the Disney Canon as I find it incredibly boring!
The fear of boredom or lack of interest always scared me away from this film. It wasn’t as bad as I expected, but still not the greatest either.