Fantasia/2000

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    60
    For all its flaws, Fantasia 2000 is certainly something to see.
  2. Grainy as it looks in its massive Imax blowup, Mickey's misadventures with water and a broom still have the kind of magic even modern technology can't always manage.
  3. 50
    What's missing from Fantasia 2000 is the shamelessly pandering Disney cutesy that made the original such a full-blooded nostalgic memory.
  4. Not especially innovative in its look or subject matter.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Like a light buffet of tasty morsels rather than a full and satisfying meal; all the episodes are more or less agreeable, but as a whole it lacks a knockout punch, one dynamite sequence that will galvanize viewers.
  6. Then as now, visually pleasant and (of course) musically wonderful but, all-in-all, a mixed bag.
  7. 40
    Arriving just after the best year for animated film in recent memory, Fantasia 2000 doesn't play like a celebration. In its sentimental yearning for a golden age when another one's upon us, it feels a little like a rebuke.
  8. 40
    The rest of these animated sequences...depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology, and don't come close to demonstrating the complex relationship between sound and image found in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
  9. It musters both the merits and the drawbacks of the landmark original.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 19, 2015
    7
    Double bill time, FANTASIA is an experimental and groundbreaking high-brow entertainment from Disney, seamlessly harmonises two disparate artDouble bill time, FANTASIA is an experimental and groundbreaking high-brow entertainment from Disney, seamlessly harmonises two disparate art forms: animation shorts with iconic classical pieces, most of them flout the family-friendly narratives, thus instantly elevate the demography from its common wheelhouse, and creates an unorthodox experience, a combination of cinema and concert, but obviously not such an attraction for kids.
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  2. Aug 17, 2014
    4
    "Fantasia 2000" matches the original film's captivating visuals and wonderful music selections. It does hardly look, though, like a "Fantasia"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 »
  3. Nov 10, 2013
    8
    I am a classical man, who enjoys the music overpowering the dialogue. Although 'Fantasia/2000' is far less magnificent and artful thanI 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 »