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Fantasia 2000
Produced by Roy E. Disney
Donald W. Ernst
Starring James Levine
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Editing by Jessica Ambinder-Rojas
Lois Freeman-Fox
Julia Gray
Craig Paulsen
Gregory Plotts
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17) (New York City première)
January 1, 2000 (2000-01-01) (IMAX release)
June 16, 2000 (2000-06-16) (Official release)
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million[1]
Money made $90,874,570[1]

Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a sequel to Fantasia (1940). Like the earlier movie, it has animated segments set to pieces of classical music. The Sorcerer's Apprentice is the only segment that is in both movies.

The soundtrack was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor James Levine. A group of celebrities introduce each segment in live-action scenes. The celebrities include Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Penn & Teller, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones and Angela Lansbury.

Fantasia 2000 was first played at Carnegie Hall on December 17, 1999. It was part of a five-city concert tour, with performances in London, Paris, Tokyo and Pasadena, California. An exclusive release in IMAX theatres followed from January 1 to April 30, 2000. It became the first animated feature-length movie in the IMAX format. Fantasia 2000 was opened in the United States on June 16, 2000. It has earned $90.8 million in gross revenue worldwide.


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