Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Nicholas Cage and Jay Baruchel, not Mickey Mouse

Here is Disney's trailer for The Sorcerer's Apprentice trailer, which ends with the teen apprentice shouting at the sorcerer, "Are You Insane?" Now imagine Mickey Mouse saying that. :-)

A Twitter acquaintance, @faydra_deon, shared the trailer of the upcoming film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and when I commented that it was based on a cartoon, she said she'd never seen it. I suspect she has but she hasn't made the connection between Mickey Mouse with enchanted brooms and the movie that hits theaters July 14.

The new movie is expanded and re-imagined for this age of Harry Potter from Mickey Mouse's brief animated version in the classic Fantasia.

From MTV:
Whether or not you've seen Walt Disney's 1940 animated classic "Fantasia," it's virtually impossible to not have some awareness of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a vignette from the film that combined Mickey Mouse, dancing brooms and magic both real and imagined. If the tender, gorgeous, emotionally nuanced clip had a complete opposite, it would likely be the modern-day action movie — so what is a new "Sorcerer's Apprentice" doing coming to theaters with (Nicholas) Cage and car chases galore?
MTV has a video interview with Cage talking about how Disney influenced him when he was young. He says he was "respectful of doing the movie in the grand tradition of Walt Disney and what he means."

Me too, Nic. I grew up on Disney. I told Faydra, "Yes, I'm that old." I've seen Mickey's version many times.

And my adult children are also Disney movie fans. See ya' at the movies. I'll go because I like Disney and silver screen spectacles. I sat through Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

In addition to Cage as the sorcerer (Balthazar Blake), this new film features Jay Baruchel as apprentice, Dave Stutler, who is naturally what all teens hope they are, "special."

And yes, in some ways I'm still a child at heart. I will see Toy Story 3 as well.

Here's Mickey.

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