Allegro non troppo (1976)
Genre: Animation | Comedy | Fantasy | Music
Country: Italy | Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 84mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1184×720 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb
An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he’s come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named “Prisney” (or something) has already done it, he decides to do his own version, using an orchestra comprising mostly old ladies and an animator he’s kept locked in a dungeon. Several different classical pieces are animated, while the animator plots his escape.
“Allegro non troppo” is the Italian answer to Disney’s Fantasia. The movie is a parody of the well-known American counterpart, featuring a lousy orchestra (filmed in black and white), a slave animator (the Italian comedian Maurizio Nichetti) and an angry director. The live action part is filled with humor in the tradition of silent-movie comedy, relying mostly on visual gags and on the exceptional mimic of Nichetti. It is in stark contrast with Disney’s pedantic and boring intermissions. But it’s the animation that makes this movie a masterpiece. Every piece is animated with a different style, showing the best work of Italian animators.