Netflix: Disney classic and its remake now available

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FantasiaMickey Mous as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Fantasia

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000

Fantasia, created by Walt Disney in 1940 was light-years ahead of its time, mixing classical music with amazing animation. It was beautiful, funny, engaging and, in the trippy 1960s, became a cult favorite. Fantasia includes eight different segments, all set to classical music. A highlight is “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” one of Mickey Mouse’s greatest roles. Also on Netflix now is Fantasia 2000, a remake of the original. This update includes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, but adds seven new segments, all accompanied by classical music. Celebrities introduce each segment in live-action scenes including Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Bette Midler, Penn & Teller, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, and Angela Lansbury.

Also new to Netflix:

Snatch: Ensemble cast drives this crime comedy set in London and starring Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro and Dennis Farina.

Mystic River: Dark mystery set in Boston; Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishburne.

Big Fish: Fantasy film with an incredible cast.

Brick Mansions: Stars the late Paul Walker as a cop set in futuristic Detroit.