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9 Things You Didn't Know About Fantasia

For both the ostriches and the alligators in the “Dance of the Hours” sequence, and the demons in the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence, Walt Disney hired the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as live-action reference models for the animators. Among the group were famed dancers Irina Baronova, Cyd Charisse, Tamara Toumanova, and Leonide Massine. The scene that features Hyacinth Hippo emerging from the fountain was actually a reference to a famous scene from George Balanchine’s Goldwyn Follies…