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Fantasia The Rite of Spring

music by Igor Stravinsky presenting the ballet in its original form as a simple series of tribal dances; section from Fantasia (1940) movie

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Walt Disney and his fellow artists presenting the ballet in its original form as a simple series of tribal dances, they've visualised it as a Pageant.
As the story of the growth of life on earth.
It's a coldly accurate reproduction, of what science thinks went on during the first few billion years of this planet's existence.
So now, imagine yourselves out in space, billions and billions of years ago looking down on this lonely, tormented little planet spinning through an empty sea of nothingness.
Disney's imaginitive re-interpretation of the music to The Rite of Spring features a condensed version of the history of the Earth from the formation of the planet, to the first living creatures, to the age, reign, and extinction of the dinosaurs.
The sequence showcased realistically animated prehistoric beasts like Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Dimetrodon, and used extensive and complicated special effects to depict volcanoes, boiling lava, and earthquakes.

Directed by Bill Roberts and Paul Satterfield

Story development: William Martin, Leo Thiele, Robert Sterner, and John Fraser McLeish

Art direction: McLaren Stewart, Dick Kelsey, and John Hubley

Background painting: Ed Starr, Brice Mack, and Edward Levitt

Animation supervision: Wolfgang Reitherman and Joshua Meador

Animation: Philip Duncan, John McManus, Paul Busch, Art Palmer, Don Tobin, Edwin Aardal, and Paul B. Kossoff

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The Rite of Spring from Fantasia
The Rite of Spring from Fantasia
  Tyrannosaurus attacking the Stegosaurus
Tyrannosaurus attacking the Stegosaurus
  Animated prehistoric beasts like Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Dimetrodon
Animated prehistoric beasts like Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Dimetrodon
The section is included in Fantasia movie music

Watch musics from original movie soundtrack

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  Nutcracker Suite
Nutcracker Suite
  The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  The Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring
Intermission - Meet the Soundtrack
Intermission - Meet the Soundtrack
  The Pastoral Symphony
The Pastoral Symphony
  Dance of the Hours
Dance of the Hours
  Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria
Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria