It appears that Walt Disney always intended FANTASIA, an ambitious collection of animated shorts set to classical compositions, to be a work in progress, re-released regularly with a mix of old and new sections. But the 1940 film has stood unchanged for
six decades; this new compilation retains one segment the popular "Sorcerer's Apprentice," featuring Mickey Mouse and the water-bearing brooms and introduces seven new vignettes, which showcase a range of animation styles. Like the original FANTASIA'S eight segments, the results are a
mixed bag. The famous strains of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" accompany a banal flock of fluttering triangles, while Resp...