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Old 09-14-00, 07:16 PM
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There are three different Fantasia DVDs available for preorder at buy.com. If you have to purchase just one of them, which one would you buy and why?

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Old 09-14-00, 07:34 PM
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The 3 disc collector's set. Why? Both films + an extras disc. Have you never seen Fantasia? Get it. I haven't seen Fantasia 2000 yet, so I'm getting that one as well. They are not the same film... Get the 3 disc set. Otherwise, get the first one and decide from there if you want 2000.
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I agree - I've ordered my set. It depends on how much you want to spend on this product,though.
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I love disney stuff, but i just could not get into sitting through Fantasia so ill probably hold off buying it for now. Will make a good x-mas present for my mom though :-)
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For all of you who "can't sit through Fantasia", let me just say that you may enjoy Fantasia 2000 much more. To me, it seemed to be faster paced and more interesting musically and visually.

For the record, I do enjoy the original Fantasia, but I think that Fantasia 2000 has a broader audience appeal.

Oh yeah, I ordered the 3-disc Fantasia Anthology.
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Saw it on IMAX screen.. so i will be bummed that my Home theater is not an IMAX theater to view it. great stuff. 3 disc for me. as always i love to get the most out of a movie, toy story box set, bugs life, just love those extra disc.
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Anyone know what kind of box the Anthology comes in? Is it going to be like the Toy Box with three separate cases? I hope so. I like the box artwork on the two separate discs and not as much on the Anthology.
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Is Fantasia 2000 made for "straight to video" or was it shown in theatres?
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Anthology all the way. Original "Fantasia" is my favorite Disney flick, so it's only Disney I'm going to buy!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Winky:
Is Fantasia 2000 made for "straight to video" or was it shown in theatres?<HR>


It was originally presented in IMAX theatres in January, and it had a limited run a few months back.

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I'm really gonna be bummed, i saw it at imax twice.. and seeing it in my home theater... well its no imax. sniffle

quote:<HR>Originally posted by MidnightBomber:
It was originally presented in IMAX theatres in January, and it had a limited run a few months back.

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I just pre-ordered the Anthology from Samgoody.com. I dont think I have seen any other DVD with as much supplemental material as this set has. Plus for those of you prefer DTS both the original and the 2000 version have DD5.1/DD5.0 and DTS5.1/DTS5.0 soundtracks.

Edition Details:
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color
• Disc One: Fantasia
• Restored and Remastered
• THX Optimode, THX-Certified
• DTS 5.0 Surround Sound
• Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound
• Original Theatrical Ratio (1.33:1)
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Audio Commentaries by Roy E. Disney, Conductor James Levine, Animated Historian John Canemaker, Scott MacQueen (Manager of film Restoration,Walt Disney Studios)
• Rare Archival Interviews with Walt Disney – spanning 3 Decades
• "The Making of Fantasia" Featurette
• Disc Two: Fantasia 2000
• Digital-To-Digital Transfer
• Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1,Matching Filmmakers’ Original Intent, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs
• THX Optimode, THX-Certified
• DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
• Audio Commentaries by Roy E. Disney, Conductor James Levine and Producer Don Ernst
• Audio Commentaries by Segment Directors and Art Directors
• Academy Award-Winning Animated Short, “Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom”
• Animated Short “Melody”
• Showcase Program – Specially Programmed DVD Offering Highlights From Each Segment
• “The Making Of Fantasia 2000” Featurette
• Special Commemorative Booklet On The Art, Music, and Filmmaking Technology of Fantasia 2000
• Disc 3: Fantasia Legacy
• Fantasia Supplemental
• In-Depth Exploration Of Segments, Including Storyboards, Concept Art And
• Character Designs
• Special Effects Of Fantasia
• Still Frame Galleries: The Art of Fantasia
• Publicity Material (Trailers/Posters)
• Pencil Tests of Unused Animation
• Exclusive Walt Disney Segments on Tricks of the Trade, The Plausible
• Impossible and The Story of the Animated Drawing
• Biographies of the Filmmakers
• Historical Context of Each Musical Piece
• “The Fantasia That Never Was” Reconstructed Full Animation And Story Reels (With Music) of Abandoned Ideas for: “Claire de Lune,” “The Ride of the Valkyries,” “The Swan of Tuonela,” “Adventures in a Perambulator,” and “Invitation to The Waltz”
• Still Frame Art – “The Flight of the Bumble Bee”, “Mosquito,” and “Baby Ballet”
• Clair de Lune Animated Segment
• Behind The Scenes Look at Each Segment
• Includes Interviews With the Filmmakers, CGI, Animation Tests,
• Storyboards, Concept Art, and Character Designs
• Production Progression Demonstrations
• Deleted Animation
• Alternate Versions
• Abandoned Concepts
• Publicity Material (Trailers/Posters)
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Historical Context of Each Musical Piece
• Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats.


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I ordered the Anthology. I haven't seen Fantasia2K and the only time I saw Fantasia was when I was young, so I didn't like it. Now, I can appreciate classical music, so I'll probably like them. If not, there's always eBay.

Besides the fact I got it free with GCs, anyway.
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I'm getting the three-disc set. I'm impressed that Disney is putting together such a nice package so soon. I would have thought that Fantasia would have been one of those films that they made us wait years and years before releasing (like Beauty and the Beast and Snow White).

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by cloud:
Edition Details:
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color
• Disc 3: Fantasia Legacy
• Fantasia Supplemental
• In-Depth Exploration Of Segments, Including Storyboards, Concept Art And
• Character Designs

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• Still Frame Art – “The Flight of the Bumble Bee”, “Mosquito,” and “Baby Ballet”
• Clair de Lune Animated Segment
• Behind The Scenes Look at Each Segment
• Includes Interviews With the Filmmakers, CGI, Animation Tests,
• Storyboards, Concept Art, and Character Designs
• Production Progression Demonstrations
• Deleted Animation
• Alternate Versions
• Abandoned Concepts
• Publicity Material (Trailers/Posters)
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Historical Context of Each Musical Piece
• Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats.


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The Anthology. I loved both movies, and look at these supplements on the third disk! I wasn't too sure about the content of the third disk, but I am very happy that I ordered it. Simply amazing....



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Old 09-18-00, 03:37 AM
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get the best value!
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Collectors Set . . .


It's all about the extras!

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let me be the first to make a negative comment to your question:

Neither!

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GET THE MOST!!! COLLECTORS SET!!! are you convinced or do i have to pad with more "BUY THE COLLECTORS SET ALREADY" post? i think i did the same for toy story.
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Just an FYI, "Fantasia 2000" is currently being shown again in IMAX here in Atlanta (at the Mall of Georgia) and, I bet, at some other IMAX theaters across the country.

Its well-worth seeing in this format if you missed it during its first IMAX run earlier in the year.
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Saw Fantasia 2K in Osaka IMAX Theater in Japan. It was OK - I prefer the musical score in the original.

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