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Dance of the Hours

music by Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda The dancers of the morning are represented by Madame Upanova and her ostriches. The dancers of the daytime are represented by Hyacinth Hippo and her servants. (For this section the piece is expanded by a modified and reorchestrated repetition of the "morning" music.)



 
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The dancers of the evening are represented by Elephanchine and her bubble-blowing elephant troupe. The dancers of the night are represented by Ben Ali Gator and his troop of alligators. The finale sees the chaotic chase that ensues between all of the characters seen in the segment until they eventually decide to dance together. The segment ends with the palace collapsing in on itself.
Directed by T. Hee and Norm Ferguson
Character designs: Martin Provensen, James Bodrero, Duke Russell, Earl Hurd
Art direction: Kendall O'Connor, Harold Doughty, and Ernest Nordli
Background painting: Albert Dempster and Charles Conner
Animation supervision: Norm Ferguson
Animation: John Lounsbery, Howard Swift, Preston Blair, Hugh Fraser, Harvey Toombs, Norman Tate, Hicks Lokey, Art Elliott, Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson, and Franklin Grundeen.
 
Hyacinth Hippo in Dance of the Hours from Fantasia
Hyacinth Hippo in Dance of the Hours from Fantasia
  Elephanchine bubble-blowing
Elephanchine bubble-blowing
  Ben Ali Gator on music by Amilcare Ponchielli
Ben Ali Gator on music by Amilcare Ponchielli