Family Resources for Disney’s Fantasia

It turns out that 1940 was a big year for Disney animated movies. First with the release of Pinocchio and then Fantasia. Your child may not be as familiar with this classic because it is not a traditional fairy tale story. But it is still a movie that is not to be missed. These family resources for Disney’s Fantasia can help you better understand and enjoy the movie.

Family Resources for Disney's Fantasia

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Family Resources for Disney’s Fantasia

If you are introducing your child to the movie for the first time or planning a family movie night, these resources will help you out.

General Movie Info

  • Year Released: 1940
  • Running Time: 126 minutes
  • Rating: G
  • Music: Soundtrack currently available on CD

How to Watch Disney’s Fantasia

Disney’s Fantasia is currently still available for purchase in DVD format.

The classic is included as part of Disney+.

What Parents Need to Know

If it has been a while since you watched Fantasia, you may not remember that there are a few scenes that young or sensitive children may find scary or even boring. For example:

  • Children might need to know that this movie is very different. It is longer than most other animated Disney movies and does not have a traditional story line and characters. Most of the movie is made up of scenes set to classical music.
  • A scene with Mickey shows him surrounded by a storm and a giant, overpowering whirlpool.
  • There are scenes with earthquakes, fires, and explosions.
  • Two dinosaurs fight to the death.
  • There are ghosts and skeletons, as well as Chernabog, one of Disney’s most scary villains.

Books to Go Along with Disney’s Fantasia

Because this movie is not a traditional story, there aren’t many books to go along with it. There are, however, children’s books about the composers featured in the movie. Just click on the titles to find out more about the book.

Picture Books

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Little Golden Book) by Don Ferguson

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Classic Mickey Mouse Tale by Disney Book Group

Books About the Composers

These books are all part of a series called Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers.

Ludwig van Beethoven by Mike Venezia

Johann Sebastian Bach by Mike Venezia

Peter Tchaikovsky by Mike Venezia

Igor Stravinsky by Mike Venezia


More Resources to Go Along with Disney’s Fantasia

Disney’s Fantasia lends itself to lots of fun recipes, crafts, and more. Unfortunately, there are almost none to be found.

Recipes

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Get Away Today

Sorcerer Mickey Cupcake from Disney Family

Crafts

DIY Sorcerer Mickey Ears from Disney/Style

Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Halloween Costume on a Budget from Mom Rewritten

Printables

Fantasia Word Search Free Printable


Where Can You Find Fantasia in the Parks?

The movie Fantasia isn’t represented much in the Disney Parks, but you can find Sorcerer Mickey in a few places.

Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios and Disneyland)

Sorcerer Mickey plays a major role in this nightly spectacular.

Fantasmic Sorcerer Mickey
Photo by heytherejere on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Visitors can meet Sorcerer Mickey at this very popular meet and greet.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (Walt Disney World)

One section and the main pool are devoted to Disney’s Fantasia. Both the original and the 2000 version.

Fantasia All-Star Movies Pool

Fantasia Gardens (Walt Disney World)

One of the two miniature golf courses at Walt Disney World is themed to the movie.

Fantasia Gardens
Photo by thecrystalskull on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Fantasia and Fantasia Market (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort features a two shops themed to Fantasia.

Fantasia Store at the Contemporary
Photo by insEyedout on Foter.com / CC BY

Disney’s Fantasia Shop (Disneyland Hotel)

Visitors to the Disneyland Hotel can find a large Fantasia themed gift shop near the lobby.

Fantasia Shop Disneyland
Photo by Castles, Capes & Clones on Foter.com / CC BY-ND

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