What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Fantasia or The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Besides Mickey Mouse, you automatically think of mops! Mops, water, and bubbles make up one of the most famous sequences from the Disney animated film, which is why they put it in their new version with Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. Check out the clip below…
Both Cage and Baruchel introduce the clip that’s taken directly from Fantasia and modernized for today’s audiences. The brooms are there, the mops are going crazy, a few sponges are even getting in on the action.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was originally based on a poem by Goethe, Der Zauberlehrling and was written way back in 1797. It crossed over from the 18th century, into the 20th century and now the 21st century with this incarnation.
I actually like what they did with the scene, including the music. The space is slightly more confined than the original but you still get how out of control the situation becomes.
What do you think of Jon Turteltaub’s version of the mop and broom sequence? Which one do you like better?