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1. Fantasia (1940 film) – Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, the film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the films Master of Ceremonies, as production costs grew higher than what it could earn, Disney decided to include the short in a feature-length film with other segments set to classical pieces. Fantasia was first released in theatrical roadshow engagements held in thirteen U. S. cities from November 13,1940, the film was subsequently reissued multiple times with its original footage and audio being deleted, modified, or restored in each version. As of 2012, Fantasia has grossed $76.4 million in revenue and is the 22nd highest-grossing film of all time in the U. S. when adjusted for inflation. Fantasia, as a franchise, has grown to include games, Disneyland attractions, a live concert. Fantasia opens with live action scenes of members of an orchestra gathering against a background and tuning their instruments in half-light. Master of ceremonies Deems Taylor enters the stage and introduces the program, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music. Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, selections from the ballet suite underscore scenes depicting the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn to winter. The Sorcerers Apprentice by Paul Dukas, based on Goethes 1797 poem Der Zauberlehrling. Mickey Mouse, the apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his masters magic tricks. Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, a visual history of the Earths beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign. Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack, The orchestra musicians depart and the Fantasia title card is revealed, after the intermission there is a brief jam session of jazz music led by a clarinettist as the orchestra members return. Then a humorously stylized demonstration of how sound is rendered on film is shown, an animated sound track character, initially a straight white line, changes into different shapes and colors based on the sounds played. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, a mythical Greco-Roman world of colorful centaurs and centaurettes, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethovens music. A gathering for a festival to honor Bacchus, the god of wine, is interrupted by Zeus, Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
2. Fantasia 2000 – Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated film by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures, and released by Buena Vista Pictures. Produced by Roy E. Disney and Donald W. Ernst, it is the 38th Disney animated feature film, like its predecessor, Fantasia 2000 consists of animated segments set to pieces of classical music. Celebrities including Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn & Teller, after numerous unsuccessful attempts to develop a Fantasia sequel, the Walt Disney Company revived the idea shortly after Michael Eisner became chief executive officer in 1984. The commercial success of the 1991 home video release of Fantasia convinced Eisner that there was public interest and funds for a sequel. The music for six of the films eight segments is performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Levine, the film includes The Sorcerers Apprentice from the 1940 original. Each new segment was produced by combining traditional animation with computer-generated imagery, Fantasia 2000 premiered on December 17,1999, at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of a concert tour that also visited London, Paris, Tokyo, and Pasadena, California. The film was released in 75 IMAX theaters worldwide from January 1 to April 30,2000 and its general release in traditional theaters followed on June 16,2000. Some critics praised the film while others singled out its uneven quality, budgeted at about $80–$85 million, the film has earned $90.8 million in gross revenue worldwide. The film begins with the sound of an orchestra tuning and Deems Taylors introduction from Fantasia, panels showing various segments from Fantasia fly in outer space and form the set and stage for an orchestra. Musicians take their seats and tune up and animators draw at their desks before James Levine approaches the conductors podium, Symphony No.5 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Abstract patterns and shapes that resemble butterflies in various shades, tints and hues explore a world of light. The world is ultimately conquered by light, Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi. A family of whales are able to fly. The calf is separated from his parents and he trapped in an iceberg. Eventually he finds his way out with his mothers help, the family join a larger pod of whales who fly and frolic through the clouds to emerge into outer space. Introduced by Steve Martin and Itzhak Perlman, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. The segment ends with all four getting their wish, though their stories interact with others without any of them knowing. Introduced by Quincy Jones with pianist Ralph Grierson,2, Allegro, Opus 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
3. Animation – Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon, animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation. To display animation, a camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced. Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures, Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24,25,30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery, 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings. An earthen goblet discovered at the site of the 5, 200-year-old Shahr-e Sūkhté in southeastern Iran, the artifact bears five sequential images depicting a Persian Desert Ibex jumping up to eat the leaves of a tree. They may, of course, refer to Chinese shadow puppets, in the 19th century, the phenakistoscope, zoetrope and praxinoscope were introduced. A thaumatrope is a toy with a small disk with different pictures on each side. The phenakistoscope was invented simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer in 1831, the phenakistoscope consists of a disk with a series of images, drawn on radi evenly space around the center of the disk. John Barnes Linnett patented the first flip book in 1868 as the kineograph, the first animated projection was created in France, by Charles-Émile Reynaud, who was a French science teacher. Reynaud created the Praxinoscope in 1877 and the Théâtre Optique in December 1888, on 28 October 1892, he projected the first animation in public, Pauvre Pierrot, at the Musée Grévin in Paris. This film is notable as the first known instance of film perforations being used. His films were not photographed, they were drawn directly onto the transparent strip, in 1900, more than 500,000 people had attended these screenings. Stuart Blackton, who, because of that, is considered the father of American animation, in Europe, the French artist, Émile Cohl, created the first animated film using what came to be known as traditional animation creation methods - the 1908 Fantasmagorie. The film largely consisted of a figure moving about and encountering all manner of morphing objects. There were also sections of live action in which the hands would enter the scene. The film was created by drawing each frame on paper and then shooting each frame onto negative film, the author of the first puppet-animated film was the Russian-born director Wladyslaw Starewicz, known as Ladislas Starevich
4. Over the Garden Wall – Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The series centers on two half-brothers who travel across a strange forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd, the show is based on McHales animated short film Tome of the Unknown, which was produced as part of Cartoon Network Studios shorts development program. The show features Elijah Wood and Collin Dean as the protagonists Wirt and Greg, over the Garden Wall was broadcast throughout the week of November 3,2014 to November 7,2014. The show marked the first miniseries on the network, which commenced its production in March 2014, McHale first envisioned the show in 2004, and pitched it to the network in 2006. After working on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time and that pilot became the catalyst for Over the Garden Wall. Production of the show was handled in Burbank, California. The series environment evokes 19th- and 20th-century Americana, while its digital backgrounds are designed to resemble grisaille paintings, upon its debut, the series received positive reviews from television critics, with praise focusing on its mood and characters and criticism leveled at its storytelling. In 2015, the series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, outside of the series, a one-shot comic book adaptation penned by McHale has been produced, with four further issues commissioned. The series follows two half-brothers, Wirt and Greg, who become lost in a strange forest called the Unknown, Wirt, the older brother, is a worry-prone teenager and would rather keep to himself than have to make a decision. His three passions are the clarinet, poetry, and architecture but he keeps this private out of fear of being mocked. On the other hand, Greg, the brother, is all about play and being carefree, much to Wirts chagrin. Greg carries a frog, whose name is undetermined and who can communicate only through singing, stalking the main cast is the Beast, an ancient creature who leads lost souls astray until they lose their hope and willpower and turn into Edelwood trees. In the final two episodes, it is revealed that Wirt and Greg are actually two boys from the modern era, Wirt and Gregs strange appearance stems from the fact it was Halloween the night they were transported into the Unknown. On the other side of the wall, they landed on train tracks where Greg was almost hit by a train, Wirt pushed them both off a hill into a lake/river in an attempt to save him, knocking them both unconscious in the process. At the end of the last episode, Wirt and Greg wake up in a hospital, with Greg telling a story but being cut off before we can hear what its about. As the scene ends, Gregs frog begins to glow, due to having eaten a magic bell in The Unknown, the series ends with a slow montage of how Wirt and Greg affected the inhabitants of the Unknown. Production for Over the Garden Wall commenced in March 2014, the ten episodes ordered for the series marked the first miniseries on the Cartoon Network. The show was first envisioned in 2004 with a scarier and more adventure-based storyline, before working as a storyboard artist on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, McHale pitched Garden Wall in 2006
5. The Three Caballeros – The Three Caballeros is a 1944 American animated musical package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film premiered in Mexico City on December 21,1944 and it was released in the United States on February 3,1945 and in the UK that March. The seventh Disney animated feature film, the film plots an adventure through parts of Latin America and this is the second of the six package films released by Walt Disney Productions in the 1940s, following Saludos Amigos. The film is plotted as a series of self-contained segments, strung together by the device of Donald Duck opening birthday gifts from his Latin American friends. Several Latin American stars of the period appear, including singers Aurora Miranda and Dora Luz, the film was produced as part of the studios good will message for South America. The film consists of seven segments, each connected by a common theme, in the film, it is Donald Ducks birthday, and he receives three presents from friends in Latin America. The first present is a projector, which shows him a documentary about birds. During the documentary, he learns about the Aracuan Bird, who received his name because of his eccentric song, the Aracuan also makes several appearances throughout the film. The next present is a given to Donald by José. This book tells of Bahia, which is one of Brazils 26 states, José shrinks them both down so that they can enter the book. Donald and José meet up with several of the locals, who dance a lively samba, and Donald ends up pining for one girl, after the journey, Donald and José leave the book. Upon returning, Donald realizes that he is too small to open his third present, José shows Donald how to use black magic to return himself to the proper size. After opening the present, he meets Panchito, a native of Mexico, the trio take the name The Three Caballeros and have a short celebration. Panchito then presents Donalds next present, a piñata, Panchito tells Donald of the tradition behind the piñata. José and Panchito then blindfold Donald, and have him attempt to open the piñata. Donald ends the celebration by being fired away by firecrackers in the shape of a ferocious toy bull, throughout the film, the Aracuan Bird appears at random moments. He usually taunts everyone with his antics, sometimes stealing Josés cigar. His most famous gag is when he re-routes a train that Donald and José are riding on by drawing new tracks and he returns three or four years later in Melody Time
6. Feature film – A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession, the process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry. The word cinema, short for cinematography, is used to refer to the industry of films. Films were originally recorded onto plastic film through a photochemical process, the adoption of CGI-based special effects led to the use of digital intermediates. Most contemporary films are now fully digital through the process of production, distribution. Films recorded in a form traditionally included an analogous optical soundtrack. It runs along a portion of the film exclusively reserved for it and is not projected, Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures. They reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them, Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium for educating—or indoctrinating—citizens. The visual basis of film gives it a power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles to translate the dialog into the language of the viewer, some have criticized the film industrys glorification of violence and its potentially negative treatment of women. The individual images that make up a film are called frames, the perception of motion is due to a psychological effect called phi phenomenon. The name film originates from the fact that film has historically been the medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for a motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photoplay. The most common term in the United States is movie, while in Europe film is preferred. Terms for the field, in general, include the big screen, the screen, the movies, and cinema. In early years, the sheet was sometimes used instead of screen. Preceding film in origin by thousands of years, early plays and dances had elements common to film, scripts, sets, costumes, production, direction, actors, audiences, storyboards, much terminology later used in film theory and criticism apply, such as mise en scène. Owing to the lack of any technology for doing so, the moving images, the magic lantern, probably created by Christiaan Huygens in the 1650s, could be used to project animation, which was achieved by various types of mechanical slides
7. Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy – Laugh It Up, Fuzzball, The Family Guy Trilogy consists of three episode specials of the American animated sitcom Family Guy. The episodes are a crossover and parody retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, the first episode, Blue Harvest was created in honor of the original films 30th anniversary. The trilogy was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on December 21,2010 and its title comes from an insult Han Solo said to Chewbacca in The Empire Strikes Back. During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, the episode aired on September 23,2007, with some slight changes from the clips shown at Comic Con. MacFarlane said they were helpful when the Family Guy crew wanted to parody their works. Butler wrote the first draft of the episode in four weeks, the episode was directed by Dominic Polcino, who had previously directed Blue Harvest. This was the last episode in the series to use hand-drawn animatics and it was announced in March 2009 that the cast of the show had read through an early draft of the script under the working title, Episode VI, The Great Muppet Caper. The second working title, We Have a Bad Feeling About This, was a reference to the catchphrase used in the Star Wars films. The settled-upon title is a reference to the line by Admiral Ackbar in the film, Blue Harvest at the Internet Movie Database Something, Something, Something, Dark Side at the Internet Movie Database Its a Trap. at the Internet Movie Database
8. Saludos Amigos – Saludos Amigos is a 1942 American animated package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the sixth Disney animated feature film and the first of the six films produced by Walt Disney Productions in the 1940s. Set in Latin America, it is made up of four different segments and it also features the first appearance of José Carioca, the Brazilian cigar-smoking parrot. Saludos Amigos was popular enough that Walt Disney decided to make film about Latin America, The Three Caballeros. Saludos Amigos premiered in Rio de Janeiro on August 24,1942 and it was released in the United States on February 6,1943. It garnered positive reviews and was reissued in 1949, when it was shown on a double bill with the first reissue of Dumbo. This was being done because several Latin American governments had close ties with Nazi Germany, mickey Mouse and other Disney characters were popular in Latin America, and Walt Disney acted as ambassador. The film included live-action documentary sequences featuring footage of modern Latin American cities with skyscrapers and this surprised many contemporary US viewers, who associated such images only with US and European cities, and contributed to a changing impression of Latin America. The film also inspired Chilean cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger to create Condorito, Ríos perceived that the character Pedro, a small, incapable airplane, was a slight to Chileans and created a comic that could supposedly rival Disneys comic characters. This film features four different segments, each of which begin with various clips of the Disney artists roaming the country, drawing cartoons of some of the local cultures and scenery. In this segment, American tourist Donald Duck visits Lake Titicaca and meets some of the locals, and to make matters worse, Pedro gets caught in a terrible storm. But, he makes it back to the safe and sound with the mail. This segment was released theatrically as an independent short, on May 13,1955 by RKO Pictures. Disappointed with Pedro as the image that the world had of Chile, cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger started one of the most famous Latin American comic magazines. In this segment, American cowboy Goofy gets taken mysteriously to the Argentinian pampas to learn the ways of the native gaucho and this segment was later edited for the films Gold Classic Collection VHS/DVD release to remove one scene in which Goofy is shown smoking a cigarette. This edit appears again on the Classic Caballeros Collection DVD and this sequence has since been restored as many fans have asked for the unedited version. The fully unedited version is available as a feature on the Walt. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, and Charles Wolcott, the title song, Saludos Amigos, was written for the film by Charles Wolcott and Ned Washington
9. The Three Stooges (2012 film) – The Three Stooges, also known as The Three Stooges, The Movie, is a 2012 American comedy film based on the film shorts of the mid-20th century comedy trio of the same name. The film was produced, written and directed by the Farrelly brothers and it stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso, re-creating the eponymous characters played by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard. The films story places the Stooges in a modern setting, after over a decade of casting problems, principal photography took place from May to July 2011. The film was released on April 13,2012 and it has been criticized for anti-Catholicism and bigotry. The film is composed of three acts, which are referred to as episodes, in 1977, the children at the Sisters of Mercy Orphanage are playing soccer with an old soda can in the front yard. But then, Sister Mary-Mengele, the meanest nun in the orphanage gets their attention by telling them to go inside, the kids sing Everybody is Special, but she tells them to shut up and go to work. Later, Moe, Larry and Curly are dumped on the doorstep of the orphanage as babies, ever since, the trio have wreaked havoc in the place, leaving the nuns who run it utterly terrified, especially Sister Mary-Mengele who has always hated the trio. The couple, the Harters, decides to pick Moe, but when he requests Larry and Curly to join him, he is dropped back off at the orphanage, and they choose Teddy instead. 25 years later in 2012, the trio are adults and are living at the orphanage. Monsignor Ratliffe arrives to give everyone an important message, after Monsignor Ratliffe tells Mother Superior that the orphanage is going to close, she tells Sister Mary-Mengele to get the trio. Sister Mary-Mengele demands Mother Superior tell them whos responsible for the foreclosure of the orphanage, however, the three stooges injure Sister Mary-Mengele. They head to Mother Superior until they cause Monsignor Ratliffe to fall on top of the nuns, Monsignor Ratliffe gets attacked by Moe, Larry and Curly, who think that Monsignor Ratliffe was making out with the nuns. Monsignor Ratliffe is not going to any of them either. Why didnt you say so. and they take off their blue worksuit revealing their shirts and shorts and present themselves to be adopted. When they are informed that the orphanage will be shutting down unless they can come up with $830,000 in 30 days, the trio volunteers to go out and try to raise the money somehow. Sister Rosemary and the Stooges sing This Little Light of Mine, some of the nuns think that the trio will not be able to succeed because the only people they know are nuns and kids, but Mother Superior thinks otherwise. A subplot involves a woman named Lydia, who wants to kill her husband so she can be with her lover, Mac and she offers to pay the trio the money they need to take care of the job. They botch the job and leave the supposed husband in traction in the hospital, when they try to visit to finish the job, they are chased by the cops throughout the hospital and escape by jumping off the roof using a fire hose
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a childrens picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam. It features a caterpillar who eats its way through a variety of foodstuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. The winner of many childrens literature awards and a graphic design award. It has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication and it has been described as one of the greatest childhood classics of all time. It was voted the two childrens picture book in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers. There have been a number of related books and other products, including educational tools. One Sunday morning, a red-faced caterpillar hatches from an egg, by the end of Saturday, the inevitable happens and he is ill. After recovering from a stomach-ache, he returns to a sensible diet by eating through a large green leaf before spinning a cocoon in which he remains for the following 2 weeks. Later, the big fat caterpillar emerges as a butterfly with large, gorgeous. Carle was familiar with different shaped pages from books that he read as a child in Germany, a Week with Willi the Worm featured a bookworm named Willi. But Carles editor Ann Beneduce advised that a green worm would not make a likeable protagonist, then my editor suggested a caterpillar instead and I said Butterfly. Thats how it began, Carle recalls, the different shaped pages with holes representing the caterpillars trail through foodstuffs were a challenge. No US printer could do the work economically but Beneduce found one in Japan, the New York Times cited it as one of the Ten Best Picture Books of the Year in 1969. The book placed at number 199 in the Big Read, a 2003 poll conducted by the BBC to determine the United Kingdoms best loved books and it was one of the few picture books to place on the list. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children. The book has been translated into at least 40 languages, including Dutch, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, and Hebrew. It has been used by school teachers, librarians, and parents, as a teaching aid. It was used by former first lady Barbara Bush as part of her campaign to promote literacy, the book received renewed attention when in 1999, Pizza Hut asked 50 US governors to name their favorite books from childhood