Like most kids who grew up in Orange County or somewhat near it, Disneyland ended up somewhere on your resume. They took everyone and it was a great way to get free tickets and some free passes for your friends. While I was there I worked at the Disneyland Hotel and had Disney crammed down my throat the whole time I was there, because it happened to be around the 50th anniversary. I had some good times, but I came to appreciate the old cartoons and not so much the new live actions movies. Recently Disney has been doing this revamping of their cartoons and making them into live action films. The only one I’ve see was Alice in Wonderland and I wasn’t that impressed. Every other film that came out didn’t look very appealing and when the news broke that they were making Fantastia I was a little confused. Fantasia was a series of short cartoons set to orchestra music with no real story, but when I heard they were only using Night on Bald Mountain, I became very interested.
I went back and found an 11 minute video from the theatrical version of Fantasia of the Night on Bald Mountain segment and it’s pretty dark. There are a lot of demons and skulls and everything else my macabre little heart loves. If they do this right, it could be what the movie Haunted Mansion wasn’t, scary. I know that there’s going to be some kind of love interest and man candy taking up most of the film, but let’s see that huge iconic demon destroy some shit. Let’s face it, Disney is not short in the money department so throw a couple of bucks to make the most menacing creatures that a PG-13 rating can allow.