It provides some fine artists the chance to stretch and frolic, even as it reminds today's audiences of animation's limitless borders.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 2008-09-07
This must be the most belated sequel the movies have produced.
Review, Time Out, 2006-01-26
As with the original Fantasia, the new film is a mixture of artistically respectable and mediocre moments, which for overall ambition and range, has no parallel in the world of contemporary animation.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2002-03-22
Sixty years after Walt Disney's animators first set cartoons to classical music, they've conjured up seven new sequences for Fantasia 2000. Judging from the often Mickey Mouse results, they may have been too hasty.
Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly, 2000-06-16
Where else can you see Perlman's hair in such stunning details, find Donald Duck as a major character in a Bible story and experience the distinctive mixture of comfort and grandeur that Disney excels in creating?
Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 2000-01-01
Those who get to know the spectacular IMAX format with this movie are in for a jumbo treat.
Susan Stark, Detroit News, 2000-01-01
Beautifully designed and presented.
Todd McCarthy, Variety, 2000-01-01
Fantasia 2000 does not soar the way its predecessor did, but neither does it plummet to the earth.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2000-01-01
Firmly re-establishes that studio's leadership in animation at the dawn of the new century.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 2000-01-01
Not only music made visible. It is a millennial medley to the max.
Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, 2000-01-01
Roger Ebert, At the Movies, 2000-01-01
An exhilarating animation concert.
Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News, 2000-01-01
A labor of love.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, 2000-01-01
More than lives up to its clever positioning as the first movie of the new millennium.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2000-01-01
The rest of these animated sequences depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology.
Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader, 2009-11-16
It's not that the images aren't pretty, or that great care hasn't gone into them -- it's that the sensibility behind them is so icky, limited in its conception of beauty to picture postcards and the sort of paintings you see in chain hotels.
Charles Taylor, Salon.com, 2001-08-08
Whatever its flaws -- from kitschy cupids to racist centaurs -- at least the first Fantasia had a human touch. The sequel seems cold and mechanical by comparison.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2001-03-21
For introducing children to the joys of classical music, the Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoon shorts were far wittier and much less condescending.
Jan Stuart, Newsday, 2000-01-01
Doesn't play like a celebration. In its sentimental yearning for a golden age when another one's upon us, it feels a little like a rebuke.
Jessica Winter, Village Voice, 2000-01-01
Ideally the music and imagery should fuse into something larger than either. It has rarely worked out that way.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2000-01-01