The following is my companion to Jaysen Headley’s Vault Disney Project, more info at the BOTTOM.
VAULT #3: FANTASIA
I remember growing up thinking this was very boring, though admittedly there was something classic about it. The music ofcourse, and the imagery. I supposed there’s all sorts of reasons to enjoy this film. 1. the fascinating history of it’s conception and making. Which I’m sure Jaysen goes into. Link below, by the way. 2. If you enjoy classical music, or live classical music, it’s portrayed as being live. 3. Disney Animation. 4. The addition of a narrator that guides you through the film presenting each piece, tying the whole film together. It added to the ‘live’ aspect by breaking the fourth wall, like a documentary which also provided some additional entertainment.
Overall, it’s how I remembered it. I think over the years I’d seen bits and pieces of it, so it stayed fresh.
Jaysen also recently got ‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ game for the X-Box 360. It’s one of those music and rhythm games, BUT it’s unique in that it uses the Kinect technology which provides a new way of playing these games. The Kinect, if you didn’t know allows the player(s) to use their body as the ‘controller’ to the game. This technology in games have been seen mostly with ‘dance’ or ‘sports’ related type of games that require movement. With Fantasia: Music Evolved, they player(s) use their body, their arms specifically, to dictate a song, like a conductor of a orchestra!
Jaysen Headley’s thoughts on Vault 3: Fantasia from his blog.
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JAYSEN HEADLEY’S VAULT DISNEY PROJECTS:
Jaysen Headley asked me to re-watch every Disney Vault film in chronological order with him. We’re gonna try to watch atleast one a week if not 2. He’ll be writing a blog to accompany this project, and I will post a companion to it.
It’s a fun project! And I’m also mixing in other older films Jaysen had never seen. Right now, we’re working on Arnold Schwarzenegger & Mission: Impossible films!
Jaysen Headley’s Vault Disney: The Others Project
Jaysen also started a sister project for other Disney films that are not considered part of the animated Vault called Vault Disney: The Others, which I will also be posting a companion for.