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…

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Fantasia

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…

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Fantasia

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),…

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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…

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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…

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Fantasia

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 with glitter…

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Fantasia 2000

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…

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Disney Spring movies

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 and warm the ground.

1. Silly Symphony (1929–39)
Several…

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Disney movies

15 Disney Movies You Should Definitely Revisit Right Now

By D23 Team

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Cinderella. Mary Poppins. The Little Mermaid. Beauty and the Beast. Toy Story. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For decades, Disney has projected some of the world’s best-loved films onto the silver screen, stories that continue to delight fans young and old. But what about some of Disney’s other gems: movies—both live…

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Disney movies in New York

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with These 13 New York Disney Moments

By D23 Team

There’s something magical about a big city like New York City––which is probably why some of our favorite Disney moments take place in the Big Apple. Read on to see some of our favorite NYC moments from Disney films, shorts, and shows.

(P.S. Explore the city with D23 during our exciting event, D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: Magic in…

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