Country:United States, 75 minutes
Genre(s):Music, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Director(s):James Algar, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas
In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a humpback whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humorous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death, and renewal of a forest in a sequence ...
Steve Martin (as Himself - Introductory Host), Itzhak Perlman (as Himself - Host (segment "Pines of Rome")), Quincy Jones (as Himself - Host (segment "Rhapsody in Blue")), Bette Midler (as Herself - Hostess (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102")), James Earl Jones (as Himself - Host (segment "Carnival of the Animals"))
Medium: Media file,
Aspect ratio: 2.55:1