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Fantasia 2000 (1999)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Executive producer Roy E. Disney, maestro James Levine, and producer Don Ernst Rating:6.7/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on December 22nd, 2009:Find all reviews by badge
There's nothing wrong with this commentary as a stand-alone feature, in that Disney, Levine, and Ernst always have something interesting and informative to say about the film; the only caveat is that they repeat a lot of the material presented in the 'Making Of' documentary also on the DVD. As the commentary/film has a longer running time, they do manage to elaborate a little on several points though.
Commentary 2: Host sequences - director Don Hahn and production designer Pixote Hunt; "Symphony No. 5" - director Pixote Hunt and host sequence director Don Han; "Pines of Rome" - director Hendel Butoy and art director Dean Gordon; "Rhapsody in Blue" - director Eric Goldberg, art director Susan Goldberg, and artistic consultant Al Hirschfeld; "Piano Concerto No. 2" - director Hendel Butoy and art director Michael Humphries; "Carnival of the Animals" - director Eric Goldberg and art director Susan Goldberg; "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" - executive producer Roy E. Disney, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse; "Pomp and Circumstance" - director Francis Glebas, art director Dan Cooper, Donald Duck, and the Noah's Ark animals; "Firebird Suite" - directors Paul Brizzi and GaŽtan Brizzi and art director Carl Jones Rating:6.8/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on December 9th, 2009:Find all reviews by badge
Here's a good idea in action - having the commentators change from sequence to sequence. That way, if something gets a little boring you know that it will be over soon and something fresh will turn up. Different commentators skew their remarks towards different elements - the technical side, the inspiration, the meaning, etc - but it's the combo of Roy Disney and Mickey Mouse who stand out from the others with their entertaining ruminations about 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (Donald also gatecrashes the end of the commentary for his segment, with one of the hosts bemoaning "Nobody can understand what he says!")