Fantasia

Fantasia (1940)

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Corrected entry: The movie shows a battle between Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, two dinosaurs that lived in the Jurassic period. Yet many other dinosaurs in this scene, including Triceratops, a Hadrosaur, and a Parasaurolophus, only lived in the Cretaceous period.

Correction: This boils down to artistic license. Events in nature don't spontaneously choreograph perfectly to music that wasn't written until millions of years after these dinosaurs walked the planet either.

Phixius

Corrected entry: In Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Disney decided to paint a picturesque setting of Ancient Greek mythology. When Fantasia's host, Dean Taylor, introduces the piece, he uses all Greek names except for the God of wine, which in Greek, is Dionysos. The name Taylor uses is Bacchus, the Latin translation. Also, they depicted "Bacchus" incorrectly. The God Silenus was always pictured as drunk and riding a donkey, as "Bacchus" was in Fantasia.

Correction: They used the names that people would be more familiar with - just because the setting is pseudo-Greek, it doesn't mean that they're restricted to using the Greek names exclusively. Anything else is artistic licence - this isn't a documentary.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: During the Pastoral, the part with the winged horses, when they're going to the water, the little ones keep changing colours, right after the dive. It isn't because they're playing in a rainbow, as that doesn't appear until the very end of the Pastoral segment. The winged horses change colors at the beginning.

Correction: This is supposed to happen, it shows that the pool that they dived into is magical. It is NOT a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the centaur scene where the girls are prettying themselves up for the boys, none of the girls have nipples...yet in the last scene of the movie depicting hell, the demons that fly up at the screen have nipples. Perhaps they didn't think anyone would be offended if nipples were only showed for a brief second.

Correction: Showing the girls with nipples would have produced an "R" rated movie for nudity. Showing the demons with nipples has no such effect. I'm sure that Disney wanted to keep everything clean and "Child Friendly"

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When the film was released, critics and moviegoers had a difficult time appreciating it. Some say that the film was ahead of its time and too surreal for most people. It was not until the late 1960s that "Fantasia" received the respect and appreciation it deserved.

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