Trivia

Our Favorite Trivia from Disney Animation, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, The Muppets, Disney Parks, and More!

By the D23 Team

There’s nothing Disney fans love more than learning about their favorite Disney films, attractions, characters, and more. Here at D23, we’ve rounded up our fair share of fantastic facts in the past to help fans brush up on all the trivia they should know. Whether you just enjoy reading up on the behind-the-scenes details and interesting tidbits…

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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

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

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

Fantasia At 80: Exploring Beethoven

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives

We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) (1808), streaming now on Disney+

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Fantasia: 01:12:14-01:36:09

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of those historical figures who is often used…

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Bach

Fantasia at 80: Exploring Bach

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives

We’re kicking off our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of the earliest composer in the group, J.S. Bach. The film is streaming now on Disney+.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (between 1703 and 1707)

J.S. Bach (1685–1750)

Fantasia: 00:02:52-00:13:38

Johann Sebastian Bach…

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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 Promo

Get Exclusive Early Access to Enchanting Fantasia 80th Anniversary Collectibles

To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Fantasia, we have exciting new shopping opportunities coming to shopDisney—exclusively for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members!

Starting Wednesday, November 11, at 7 a.m. PT, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will have exclusive early access to purchase a Fantasia 80th Anniversary Collectible Key and Key Pin, before these items go…

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