Groundbreaking on several counts, not the least of which was an innovative use of animation and stereophonic sound, this ambitious Disney feature has lost nothing to time since its release in 1940. Classical music was interpreted by Disney animators, resulting in surreal fantasy and playful escapism. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra provided the music for eight segments by the composers Tchaikovsky, Moussorgsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli, Bach, Dukas, and Schubert. Not all the sequences were created equally, but a few are simply glorious, such as "Night on Bald Mountain," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and "The Nutcracker Suite." The animation ranges from subtly delicate to fiercely bold. The screen bursts with color and action as creatures transmute and convention is thrust aside. The painstaking detail and saturated hues are unique to this film, unmatched even by more advanced technology. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It doesn't play in our Canadian DVD players. Once opened it can't be returned.Published 1 month ago by Nancy
Can only play in region 2. does not play here. Very disappointing,Published 3 months ago by Melissa Hayden
Could not play the DVD "Italian version" . Not sure if this was mentioned when purchased. Disappointed :(Published 4 months ago by Carole H.
Misleading as it cannot be watched in my region :( did not realize it was Italian version!!! Waste of money$$$$Published 5 months ago by Danielle M Sjoberg