Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Get your buckets out. This week’s Saturday cartoon is Paul Dukas’s symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
This music appears in Walt Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia, and is perhaps one of the most famous uses of classical music in an animated feature. Both Dukas's composition and the Disney animation were inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1797 poem of the same name.