Allegro non troppo
A promotor comes up with the magnificent idea of pairing animation with classical music. As he's pitching this to his audience he receives a phone call telling him that some American animator called 'Pisney' or 'Grisney' has already done it. He dismisses the call, an animator is dragged out of a jail cell to draw the cartoons supposedly in real time, an orchestra (of old ladies) is introduced, and what follows is a rather more adult and 70's visit to the same territory of Disney's 'Fantasia', with animated sequences interspersed by live action segments featuring the animator, audience, etc.
Country of Origin: Italy
|Maurizio Nichetti||... The Animator|
|Maurizio Micheli||... The Presenter|
|Néstor Garay||... The Orchestra Master|
|Marialuisa Giovannini||... The Cleaning Girl|
|Osvaldo Salvi||... Man in Gorilla Costume (!)|
The orchestra of old ladies were selected by the director and crew literally door-knocking in the area of filming at the last minute and recruiting any old ladies who would be in the film. None of them are actors. Apparently they had a great time.