In the “Pastoral” sequence, the are brief scenes of female centaurs with exposed breasts (without nipples) as they are seen bathing. After the bath scene, their breasts are covered by flower wreaths, long hair, etc.
In the same sequence Cupids fly around in the nude, buttocks exposed (without genitalia). There is a gag toward the end of one movement in which a cupid’s rear end forms a heart.
There is a quick, brief moment during the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence in which two flying harpies’ breasts are visible very close-up. Unlike the centaurs, these harpies are anatomically correct.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Fantasia is a legendary work in the history of animation. It plays a very important role in both Disney and Hollywood.

This animation uses the true meaning of music to human beings. When people listen to music, they often form a specific scene in their mind according to the melody of the music (for example, the Pastoral Symphony makes people form the scene of Beethoven walking leisurely in the field alone), Or produce a special feeling in the mind according to the rhythm of the notes (for example, the fate Symphony makes people feel the motivation of fate), and these are the soul of music. Music without soul is just a combination of notes (even with the principles of physics, there can be a more wonderful explanation).

If this kind of scene or feeling is truly depicted by the picture, it is such animation. However, if Walt Disney, who likes fantastic ideas and doesn’t play cards according to common sense, hears these music, what will be formed in his mind? The answer is this Fantasia. Although the scene of animation has been thousands of miles different from the original image expressed by music, and this animation has been criticized by many music fans, music critics and even original composers, we have to admire Walt Disney’s imagination, from which we can see that these music can still be interpreted in this way.

Animation and music match very well, and animation has made a lot of efforts in detail depiction, and ingenuity can be seen in many places. To do this kind of animation, you really need to be particularly good at animation and music (of course, you don’t need to be particularly professional in music). In fact, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The previous short animation series of “sily symphonies” has given Disney enough training in this theme, and some chapters of this animation also have some traces in the animation of “sily symphonies”.

“The fantasy legacy” is a gag included in Disney’s 60th anniversary 3-Disc Version (the Fantasy Anthology) launched in 2000. This gag disc contains many original paintings, deleted fragments, interview videos and background materials of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, and even some original paintings of abandoned schemes, It can be said that it is Disney’s most valuable collection of GAGs (unfortunately, these GAGs are not included in the 70th Anniversary Edition launched last year. Here, it only provides the function of BD online viewing these GAGs). The following will mention some of the highlights.

I don’t want to go through all the tracks here, just pick a few I like:

The magician’s apprentice, the only chapter with specific plot, this animation with Mickey Mouse has become a classic story of Disney. The gag mentions that a scene of Mickey chopping a broom was originally drawn, which turned into a shadow after being filmed;

The scene of dinosaurs from birth to extinction in the sacrifice of spring made me find that the original idea of dinosaurs had existed for a long time;

In the Pastoral Symphony, it is hard to imagine that Disney will associate the scene of Olympus mountain from it, but the music and animation are well combined. Some Greek gods and beasts shown here also let me consult some materials after reading. The character sunflower (a little black horse) in the original version of this chapter is suspected of racial discrimination, The versions issued since 1969 have been deleted, and the 70th anniversary edition was not recovered until last year (this needs to be explained in detail in another article);

In the dance of time, the gag mentioned that the hippo was frightened when it found the crocodile;

The idea of hell and devil scene in “night of barren mountains” should first appear in the animated short film “Hell’s bells”. Finally, the animation for “Ode to the virgin” was also used by Disney to match the song “Christmas Eve”. This chapter reminds me of the fifth movement of Berlioz’s fantasy symphony, but the theme is just the opposite.

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