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Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria

from Fantasia; music by Modest Mussorgsky and Franz Schubert. The Night on Bald Mountain segment is a showcase for animator Bill Tytla, who gave the demon Chernabog a power and intensity rarely seen in Disney films. The nocturnal Chernabog summons from their graves empowered restless souls, until driven away by the sound of a church bell.





 
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Noted actor Béla Lugosi served as a live action model for Chernabog, and spent several days at the Disney studio, where he was filmed doing evil, demon-like poses for Tytla and his unit to use as a reference. Tytla later deemed this reference material unsuitable and had studio colleague Wilfred Jackson perform in front of the cameras for the reference footage.
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Story development: Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann, and Phil Dike
Art direction: Kay Nielsen, Terrell Stapp, Charles Payzant and Thor Putnam
Background painting: Merle Cox, Ray Lockrem, Robert Storms, and W. Richard Anthony
Special English lyrics for Ave Maria by Rachel Field
Choral director: Charles Henderson
Operatic solo: Julietta Novis
Animation supervision: Vladimir Tytla
Animation: John McManus, William N. Shull, Robert W. Carlson, Jr., Lester Novros, and Don Patterson
Special animation effects: Joshua Meador, Miles E. Pike, John F. Reed, and Daniel MacManus
Special camera effects: Gail Papineau and Leonard Pickley
 
The Night on Bald Mountain segment with the demon Chernabog
The Night on Bald Mountain segment with the demon Chernabog
  The nocturnal summons
The nocturnal summons
  Walt Disney Ave Maria music by Franz Schubert
Walt Disney Ave Maria music by Franz Schubert