Considered a “Walt Disney Classic”, Fantasia was a movie with just Classical music by Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra of Philadelphia. At first, Walt Disney had created a stereo system called “Fantasound” and when the movie was first released it was only released to 14 theaters. Disney had claimed that the stereo sound “enhanced the effect of the movie.” In 1941, Walt Disney Technicians William Garity and John N.A. Hawkins won “special certificates” at the Academy Awards for creating a “new form of visualized music”.
Fantasia was one of the first movies ever to have no dialogue with just Classical background music. Fantasia ended up being released 5 times after the 1941 release with new versions of never before scenes. These releases however were by movie company RKO instead of Disney. Although back then Disney’s “Fantasia” came out with little income, it is still considered a classic and one of the most popular Disney movies.