A Movie A Day 2013: Day 258
The Good: Classical music and Disney animation -- a match made in heaven. An inspired marriage of colorful, stunning visuals and timeless compositions. A dark and trippy two-hour glimpse into Walt Disney's experimental side. Standout segments are the iconic, Mickey-centric 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' and the haunting finale, 'Night on Bald Mountain.' The star has to be legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski; he owned that podium. Great replay value.
The Bad: The film is a little long. Deems Taylor's introductions could've been shortened (or completely removed). The man is like the granddaddy of spoilers (and boredom).
The Bottom Line: Walt Disney's most ambitious -- and perhaps greatest -- artistic achievement. Fantasia is pure magic. Highly recommended.