Tag Archives: fantasia

Left, Right, and Centaur

In an old post, I discussed some beings from mythology that are part human and part animal. The most famous of this bunch are probably the centaurs, and I mentioned how they’re sometimes portrayed as wild, orgiastic creatures, and other … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, C.S. Lewis, Cartoons, Chronicles of Narnia, Greek Mythology, Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus, Mythology, Oz, Oz Authors, Percy Jackson, Piers Anthony, Rachel Cosgrove Payes, Rick Riordan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

You Got Live Action in My Animation!

One thing I wanted to mention about the most recent Simpsons episode was the use of live action footage. Principal Skinner forces the students at Springfield Elementary School to sit through all 152 minutes of the 1967 Doctor Dolittle, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoons, Television, The Simpsons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Not Your Granny’s Fantasia

Fantasia 2000 – The idea of updating Fantasia with new segments was thrown around ever since the first one came out, but it wasn’t until several decades later that they began to actually take form. This was actually my first … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoons, Fairy Tales, Music, Revisiting Disney, VoVat Goes to the Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chernobog Standard

Picture by Vsevolod Ivanov After writing about Fantasia, in which the Devil character in the Bald Mountain segment is called Chernabog, I thought it would be appropriate to research the origins of this name. Chernobog was actually a Slavic deity, … Continue reading

Posted in Mythology, Slavic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantasian Studies

Disney’s third full-length animated feature is a departure from the two full-length fairy tale adaptations that preceded it. Fantasia is, as I’m sure you all know, a series of cartoons set to classical music, played by an in-house orchestra. The … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoons, Greek Mythology, Music, Mythology, Revisiting Disney, VoVat Goes to the Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments