The concept: Classical music provides a soundtrack for animated interludes inspired by the music. This was a modern follow-up to Walt Disney's original "Fantasia," which was artistically ambitious, if a commercial failure, in its initial release in 1940. The reception: Critics generally applauded the artistic ambitions of the film, but usually compared it unfavorably to the original. (Critics gave the original mixed reviews upon its initial release as well). As good as: Captures the artistically ambitious visuals of more recent Pixar releases like "Wall-E" and "Ratatouille."
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