Mousetalgia 279: Fantasia

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Published on February 25, 2014 at 12:01 am with No Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia takes a look at various aspects of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, the classic animated feature that was a great leap forward for the Walt Disney Studio in terms of technical accomplishment and artistic endeavor, but didn’t achieve great commercial success upon its release. We discuss Fantasound, Leopold Stokowski, Fred Moore and Mickey Mouse, and some of the fascinating musical selections incorporated in this anthology film. Next, we speak with Research Supervisor Rob Schneider from Disney about how the studio’s original cue sheets and music is archived, and how the business side of music is incorporated into the day to day operations of the studio today. Also, Kristen concludes her “Lost Chords” series of performances with a little-known Sherman Brothers tune sung by guest vocalist Michele Johnston. Plus – Vanity Fair looks at some famous CalArts grads, a book review of John Canemaker’s “Before the Animation Begins,” Time looks at the cult of “Frozen,” Netflix to broadcast “The Clone Wars” – and more!

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