Picks and Pans Review: Fantasia/2000

UPDATED 01/01/2000 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/01/2000 at 01:00 AM EST


In both Fantasia (1940) and this tardy sequel, a stentorian announcer says, "You will see various abstract images that might pass through your mind if you sat in a concert hall listening to this music." Or if you were looking for a way to boost Disney products. How else to explain, while hearing Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance, envisioning Donald Duck waddling up the gangplank of Noah's Ark, as he does in Fantasia/2000? There are six other new segments (plus the Mickey Mouse romp from the original), but 2000 is rarely adventurous enough to seem like more than a do-gooder's attempt at shoving classical music down kids' throats by wrapping it in cartoons. (G)

Bottom Line: Muzak toons

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