Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 88
    More than lives up to its clever positioning as the first movie of the new millennium.
  2. 88
    Still a one-of-a-kind mind-blower.
  3. Walt would be proud.
  4. 100
    It's so rare to be swept away by a presentation of this magnitude. By all means, go.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    "Fantasia 2000" matches the original film's captivating visuals and wonderful music selections. It does hardly look, though, like a "Fantasia 2000", it is more like a "Fantasia 1940 2". The animations are certainly upgraded, of course, but there is little use of contemporary art in terms of both film themes and music. Disney in 1999 was much more than idiotic humour, but the filmmakers chose not to bring innovative art in the film, unlike Walt Disney attempted with the 1940 film. In "Fantasia 2000" modern story themes and modern art music were absent. Even Stravinsky's "Firebird" feels extremely conventional, compared to his "Rite of Spring" in the 1940 film. Generally, this 1999 picture reminds of early Disney's commitment to unite music and sound, but feels more like an animation gala rather than a mystical experience like its predecessor. Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2013
    I am a classical man, who enjoys the music overpowering the dialogue. Although 'Fantasia/2000' is far less magnificent and artful than 'Fantasia', the modernized animation creates a wider range of classical music, that couldn't have worked in 'Fantasia'. I employ and advise Disney to be more sophisticated with its animation now, like here, or then with the original 'Fantasia'. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2013
    Like the original, this move combines beautiful music with Disney-approved, beautiful visuals, in the forms of mini-stories. It's a different experience from most movies you will watch, and everyone should definitely experience this movie and the even-better original Fantasia. As an avid and devoted musician, I recommend his movie very much, even just for the music! Full Review »