During the 1930s-1950s, some of the best cartoons were created. Many of them used classical music to great effect, creating some of the finest animated masterpieces of all time. Here are our picks for the top ten:
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the Pink Panther theme played on various instruments.
Rossini’s William Tell Overture
Brahms’ Hungarian Dances #5, 7, 6 and 17
An ode to conductor, Leopold Stokowski
Von Suppe’s A Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
A parody of Disney’s 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss’ best-known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube.
Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Wagner’s Ring Cycle
Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture