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If you were in charge of producing a Fantasia for the 21st century, what music would you include?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7951 points ) April 12th, 2011

I love the movie Fantasia (with the classical music and the animation and such) that was made by Disney in the 1940s and in 1999. If there was a new movie made and you were in charge of picking the music and what story it would tell, what would you choose?

I think that one of the ones I would choose is whatever this song is that my orchestra played once. I’m not so sure about what the animation would be about, though.

What about you? Post a video to go along with your animation!

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filmfann's avatar

I would love to see Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin. The cartoon could be a child visiting the city. Anything really, as long as it doesn’t look like a United Airlines commercial.

YoBob's avatar

@filmfann Wasn’t Rhapsody in Blue included in the original Fantasia? I seem to remember it starting out with a single line and developing into a construction site in New York.

In addition to the classics, I would include some modern popular music that has held up to the test of time. I could envision some really nice animation to go along with John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

How about Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions”?

filmfann's avatar

@YoBob Ah, they used it in the Fantasia 2000 version, which I have not seen.
How about Elton John’s Funeral For A Friend?

aprilsimnel's avatar

Brother Sport by Animal Collective

Neighborhood #3 by Arcade Fire

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

troubleinharlem's avatar

@YoBob, @filmfann, @aprilsimnel
I was thinking more like classical music, actually.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Oh, sorry.

String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata by Leoš Janáček

YoBob's avatar

How about some Kieth Jarrett? Not sure whether you would consider him classical or Jazz, but I think his work would translate well to a Fantasia like production.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

My 8th grade percussion group won a UIL competition with Sabre Dance. It would make a great addition to a Fantasia style movie.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Above&Beyond’s Tristate (Thats the first track but the rest of album is just as good)

mazingerz88's avatar

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. In a fantasy world setting where fairies dwell in the deep woodlands, the beginning scenes will show the place in utter destruction due to a recent great war between two fairy clans, the flying fairies who live in the trees and the ground fairies who reside in tunnels underground. Beethoven’s 7th, a somber, heart stirring music plays as the dead and wounded fairies from both sides are taken in by their anguishing families, their eyes full of hatred and desire for revenge towards the enemy. Finally, the remaining fairies, mothers, sisters, old grandfairies come out to face each other in one final battle that will completely destroy them all along with their world. They have nothing else to live for since their loved ones are all gone. But then, just before they clash in a bloody battle, there emerges from hiding a young fairy couple, the man from the winged fairy clan and the woman a ground fairy! They slowly raise a beautiful young fairy baby, their child for everyone to see!

( AT THIS POINT, Beethoven’s 7th slowly segues to his Ode to Joy composition )

The smiling, giggling and innocent infant suddenly flies in the air, embracing, kissing fairies from both sides. She then skips, jumps and hops from one dead flower to one dead tree and magically brings them back to life! As Beethoven’s powerful triumphant music plays, the enemy fairies begin to reconcile, embracing, shedding tears together in an act of forgiveness.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Sabre Dance, but Vanessa Mae’s version because it is so intense
Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, because it was supposedly written as immigrants’ view of America (coming to the new land).

weeveeship's avatar

Dvorak’s “Going Home” aka Largo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDr-1YoOINQ

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