Italy music 1976 color 85 minutes
VHS: 1 tape ALL060 $29.95
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
“Enormously entertaining. Deserves it’s place behind Fantasia…as delightful and inspired.”–Roger Ebert
In a riot of color and music, master animator Bruno Bozzeto offers his irreverent tribute to Disney’s Fantasia. Transcending parody, this erotic, satiric, and delirious animated feature represents Bozzetto’s vision of the world. In six distinct episodes, fantastic cartoon creatures march, slither, and bounce to the classical rhythms of Debussy, Dvorak, Rabel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. Perhaps the most entrancing is the visualization of Ravel’s “Bolero,” in which the dregs of a Coke bottle set forth a frenzied animal evolution across a surreal landscape. Maurizio Nichetti (The Icicle Thief, Volere Volare) stars in the equally wild live action sequences that introduce each piece. For many critics, Allegro Non Troppo matches or surpasses the imagination and technique of Disney’s masterpiece.