Igor Stravinsky

Fantasia at 80: Exploring Stravinsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring (1913), streaming now on Disney+ Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Fantasia: 00:39:37-01:05:17 Igor Stravinsky, like Tchaikovsky, started to study law before he realized that music would be his true career path. …

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Celebrate 80 Years of Fantasia with 5 Fantastic Facts

Since November 1940, Fantasia has enchanted fans of all ages with its magical mix of animation and music. The works of eight composers are featured in the film (The Walt Disney Archives has been spotlighting them all month long), complementing the artistry of Disney Legends such as Les Clark and Woolie Reitherman and making it …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Tchaikovsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Nutcracker Suite (1892), streaming now on Disney+ Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–93) Fantasia: 00:13:39-00:28:47 Pyotr Tchaikovsky took piano and music theory lessons starting from a young age, but still decided to study law when he …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Ponchielli and Dukas

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Amilcare Ponchielli and Paul Dukas. “The Dance of the Hours” (Act III, Scene 2) from La Gioconda (1876), streaming now on Disney+ Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886) Fantasia: 01:36:10-01:49:19 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1897), streaming now on Disney+ …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Mussorgsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Modest Mussorgsky. St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain (1867), streaming now on Disney+ Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Fantasia: 01:49:20-01:59:18 The 19th-century composer, Modest Mussorgsky, was a member of the Russian nationalist school known as “The …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Schubert

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Franz Schubert. Ave Maria (1825), streaming now on Disney+ Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Fantasia: 01:58:22-02:04:15 Franz Schubert may not be a household name like Beethoven, but he too was an important figure in bringing about the …

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This D23-Exclusive Fantasia Pin Set Marks Musical Milestones!

By the D23 team As part of D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, D23 Gold Members will have a special opportunity to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Fantasia and the 20th anniversary of Fantasia/2000! Now’s your chance to take home a melodious tribute to animation history with an exclusive pin set celebrating both films, created in beautiful enamel …

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The Fantasia Legacy: A Conversation With Eric Goldberg

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Fantasia and the 20th anniversary of Fantasia/2000, enjoy this special retrospective with master animator, Eric Goldberg of Walt Disney Animation Studios, one of the key creators of Fantasia/2000. Tune in for a look at the beautiful sights and sounds of the beloved Disney classics. Fantasia and Fantasia/2000 are now streaming on Disney+ Want to keep celebrating this …

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Q&A with Eric and Susan Goldberg About the Magical, Musical World of Fantasia 2000

By Jocelyn Buhlman This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fantasia 2000, which invited a new generation of Disney animators to showcase their talents as they visually interpreted classical compositions in the style of 1940’s Fantasia. To celebrate this stunning film’s milestone anniversary, we sat down with supervising director Eric Goldberg and with his …

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Await the Return of Spring with These Favorite Disney Movies

By Megan Deppe No matter what the groundhog says, we’re all ready for winter to be over, and our minds are wandering to thoughts of flowers, rain, warm weather, and cute baby animals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite springtime classics to warm your heart as you wait for the sun to peek out …

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