Have you ever had the experience of seeing Walt Disney’s original animated classic Fantasia on the big screen? Well, now’s your chance. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the groundbreaking animated “concert feature,” The Walt Disney Studios is screening the film for a few days this November in select theaters across the U.S.A.
Beginning on November 8th, this 75th anniversary print of the film features an exclusive introduction and performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra (the same orchestra that made the original soundtrack of the film) along with their current musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Fantasia has been re-released multiple times, but the last time it was officially in theaters was in 1990. And while both Fantasia and its sequel of sorts Fantasia 2000 have had various home entertainment releases on VHS (Fantasia only), DVD, and Blu-ray, seeing this 75th anniversary re-release on the big screen is a must-do for any Disney animation fan.
Here’s the official trailer:
For a list of participating theaters and screening dates and times, visit Fantasia75.com. Let us know if you go!
And speaking of Fantasia, I just had to throw in this image of my favorite of the multiple re-release posters the film has had over the years. This one is for the 1969 re-release, which plays into the trippiness factor of the film (which is especially appropriate for the time period).