Italy’s response to the Disney classical music/animation hybrid “Fantasia,” this film features a series of cartoon shorts set to the likes of Claude Debussy, Joseph-Maurice Ravel and Antonio Vivaldi. The animated segments feature both the humorous and fantastical: an aged satyr attempts to regain its lost youth, a bee is interrupted mid-meal by two lovers, the myth of Adam and Eve is retold and more. In between cartoons, a filmmaker struggles to complete the film.
Director: Bruno Bozzetto.
Stars: Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay, Maurizio Micheli, Mirella Falco, Osvaldo Salvi, Jolanda Cappi, Franca Mantelli.
1976 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.