GE’s Dancing Elephant Brings Memories of Fantasia

Seeing General Electric’s commercial this weekend which features an elephant gaily dancing to Sing, Sing, Sing instantly triggered memories of the 1940 Walt Disney masterpiece, Fantasia. One of the most highly regarded of the Disney classics, Fantasia is a symphonic concert with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, enhanced by Disney animation. The film includes eight sequences: “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” (Bach), “The Nutcracker Suite” (Tchaikowsky), “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (Dukas), “Rite of Spring” (Stravinski), “Pastoral” (Beethoven), “Dance of the Hours” (Ponchielli), “Night on Bald Mountain” (Mussorgsky), and “Ave Maria” (Schubert). Dance of the Hours features the dancing elephants.

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