Fantasia

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  1. The idea behind Fantasia came out of a chance meeting between Walt Disney and conductor Leopold Stokowski, who suggested to Walt that he produce a feature that would match animated sequences to classical music.
    REPORTED: Meli 14 JAN 97
  2. Composer Igor Stravinsky, whose composition provided the inspiration for the musical segment, "Rite of Spring," was the only living composer whose work was used in Fantasia.
    REPORTED: Meli 14 FEB 97
  3. In the Sorcerer's Apprentice sequence, the name of the sorcerer is Yensid...which is Disney, spelled backwards. Makes perfect sense, since Walt was Mickey's "leader".
    REPORTED: diamond chad 17 JUN 97
    This is more of a tribute than a hidden Mickey, or at least an interesting fact. While we were standing in line for the Hall of Fame (the place to get autographs in Toontown Fair) there was an ABC's of Disney show on some TV monitors. They were going through groups of characters by the first letter of their name. I didn't realize before, but the Sorcerer from Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Fantasia, is named Yesnid (or was it Yesdin?) either way it was either Disney backwards or anagrammed. I guess they felt walt was the evil master who chastises the creative underlings.
    CONFIRMED: Mark Grady 03 MAY 00
    The sorcerer from Fantasia's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is named Yen Sid. It is Disney spelled backwards.
    CONFIRMED: Disneybose 26 JUN 00
  4. In Fantasia, during the 6th Symphony in the part where the winged horses are going to the water, the little ones keep changing color after the dive.
    REPORTED: Ana Carolina 20 JAN 98
  5. The "Blue Bayou" scene in (either "Make Mine Music" or "Melody Time", I forget which at the moment) was animated for FANTASIA, where it would have fit the tune "Clair de Lune" by Debussy. No doubt they intended to use Stokowski's overblown version, which takes longer to play than the original piano version.
    REPORTED: Kip Williams 22 FEB 98
  6. Stravinsky, by the way, complained up and down about the treatment his music got in the film, with themes moved around and so forth.
    REPORTED: Kip Williams 22 FEB 98
  7. This is more of a tribute than a hidden Mickey, or at least an interesting fact. While we were standing in line for the Hall of Fame (the place to get autographs in Toontown Fair) there was an ABC's of Disney show on some TV monitors. They were going through groups of characters by the first letter of their name. I didn't realize before, but the Sorcerer from Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Fantasia, is named Yesnid (or was it Yesdin?) either way it was either Disney backwards or anagrammed. I guess they felt walt was the evil master who chastises the creative underlings.
    REPORTED: Mark Grady 03 MAY 00
  8. In Fantasia's Pastoral Symphony segment, the black horse jumps in the water twice.
    REPORTED: Jeremy Fassler 05 JUL 01

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