Saturday, October 15, 2011

Disney Magic #5: Fantasia, Not Just a Podcast, an Experience

In our biggest Podcast yet, we take a look at one of Walt Disney's most ambitious projects, Fantasia. One of Disney's most unique features, Fantasia was not the instant success of some of the earlier Walt Disney movies, but it has since become an endearing classic and considered a masterpiece of animation.

Note: In the podcast, we discuss a comment in the film about how the ballet "The Nutcracker" is never performed any more. A bit of research on the situation revealed this: The United States did not see a complete staging of the Nutcracker until 1944, four years after Fantasia, and George Balanchine's 1954 staging with the New York City Ballet established the modern tradition of performing the ballet at Christmas time.

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