Monday, July 22, 2013

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia

Welcome back for more fantastic Disney Trivia!  Thanks again to Jodi from +Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi from +Heidi's Head, and +Mike Ellis for co-hosting!


One of my favorite (hey, I'm a classically trained musician during my day job) Disney movies.  In honor of my 1 year old (who I'm going to start calling Ferb)'s first viewing, I decided to look up some more trivia.

General Fantastia Trivia:

  • Walt Disney expected Fantasia to be a huge success and be updated regularly (60 years isn't regular)
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra with Maestro Leopold Stokowski was the original orchestra.  A 1982 re-release was re-recorded thanks to better recording technology.  However, in 1990 for the 50th re-release, they cleaned up the original recording as best as possible.
  • The images of the dinosaurs, used in Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, was later used in the Disneyland Diorama "Primeval Whirl"
Did you know:
The animators secretly modeled elements of the Sorcerer in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on their boss, Walt Disney. The raised eyebrow was regarded as a dead giveaway. They call the character Yen Sid, which is "Disney" spelled backwards. 
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  1. Cool! I've always loved Fantasia. I'm also a professional musician in my day job, . :)

  2. My Ian went through a phase of watching this movie every day. We only have it on VHS, though, so we rarely watch it anymore. Interesting trivia.

  3. What do you do/play? Love that!

  4. Heidi - a few years back they did a redo with both the original and 2000 on DVD.. with your musical family, you should have it! We definitely used it for studying in college! #musicnerds

  5. Our son loves this movie, I'll have to fill him in on this trivia! Thanks for sharing

  6. Hmmm . . . I wonder if you can still find that in stores or on Amazon. I'll have to look into it. As much as my girls make fun of that movie, I really do think it would be a great musical resource to have!

  7. Great Fantasia trivia! Love that they modeled the Sorcerer after Walt. That was pretty bold, lol!

  8. I am a music teacher and a professional vocalist! I play piano, flute, and some other random band type instruments as well! What do you play/do?? I love it that you are a fellow musician and Disney enthusiast!

  9. I'm a clarinetist in one of the DC military bands :) very fun!