The House of Mouse Project / 14.05.2020

The one that finally fulfilled Walt's dream. After changing the landscape of cinema in 1937 with the first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney set about crafting the most ambitious work of his career. With 1940's Fantasia, Walt fused animation with classical music to create one of the most daringly unique feature films cinema had ever seen. Unfortunately, the entire experiment was a total financial disaster. Walt insisted Fantasia could only be shown using a new process called Fantasound, which required the installation of new...

The House of Mouse Project / 09.04.2020

The one that brought classical music to life. After delivering two acclaimed animated masterpieces, most would assume Walt Disney might merely play it safe with his third animated feature film and simply deliver another family-friendly animation to charm audiences across the globe. But Walt was never one to take the expected path. Just eight months after the release of Pinocchio, he would unveil his most ambitious work thus far that challenged everything Disney had established within the animated film genre. Fantasia was an enormously risky undertaking that completely abandoned the...