exists for its own sake.
The cartoons are a combination of animation and technology that is
digitally made with sound and picture. My two favorite segments are "The
Steadfast Tin Soldier" and "Firebird Suite."
I liked "Tin Soldier" because of how the animation was done and how the
music corresponded with it. The beat was more up-tempo than slow, because
of the emotions and feelings the characters (the soldier, ballerina and
jack-in-the-box) were expressing.
I liked "Firebird Suite" because of the idea of life, death and renewal,
as well as the animation. The Mother Nature character was beautiful. The
way she flew through the forest had a marvelous effect on the whole
There is one part when a volcano monster arose out of a volcano. It was
in that instant that my brother, Michael, screamed because of the sudden
movement. It was a very realistic scare and almost everyone jumped. It
was a wonderful segment.
"Fantasia 2000" is a fantastic musical story of different events in life.
The music describes each cartoon segment really well. I recommend this
movie to anyone who enjoys classical music and likes varieties of
cartoons and animation.
* SARA SALAM, 12, is a sixth-grader at Eastbluff Elementary school in
Newport Beach. She likes soccer, ballet and writing.