Fantasia is the ‘Coolest Scene Ever’ in Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2012 at 1:16 pm,

sorcerers apprentice with mops Fantasia is the Coolest Scene Ever in Sorcerers Apprentice

Say what you want to about Nicolas Cage but when he teams up with mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub a fun and entertaining movie is usually the result (National Treasure 1 & 2).

I will admit that when I first heard about Disney making a full length feature film called The Sorcerer’s Apprentice based on a short scene from their classic animated musical Fantasia, I was extremely skeptical. Let’s be honest, Cage has been very hit (Kick Ass) or miss (Knowing) with his choice of acting roles as of late and making an entire film around a short animated scene is the equivalent of Saturday Night Live making a film from a sketch and we all know how those turn out (are you listening MacGruber?).

Today, thanks to a heads up from our friends over at Collider, we have a look at a featurette from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice titled “Fantasia: The Coolest Scene Ever.” I won’t lie; this clip gets my hopes up that this could be a great summer family action/adventure film.  Take a look at the featurette below:

This clip does a couple of things for me: 1. It shows Turteltaub’s dedication to faithfully recreating the most famous scene from Fantasia (the mop and broom scene) and 2. It looks like Cage and his apprentice Jay Baruchel have great chemistry together.

According to IMDB this is the official synopsis:

“Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, and Monica Bellucci and was written by the script writing team of Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, who’s work can most recently be seen in The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Are you ready for wizards, sorcerers, magic, dragons and a bunch of goofy looks from Nicolas Cage (whose hair hasn’t been this long since Con Air)?

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice poofs onto screens July 14th, 2010.

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  1. Looks like fun, personally both Kick-Ass and Knowing were a hit for me.

  2. The movie looks cool. That scene looks cheesy.

  3. I didn’t even know it was a remake of the Fantasia sequence….and I mean, is it REALLY?
    Can you really call it a remake when aside from the one scene all it has in common with the original is sorcerers and apprentices?

    • Sure… after all The 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie only had the slightest possible reference to the original source material. lol

      • But they weren’t remakes. They were on the subject of a ride, and there were several little references throughout the course of the first film.

  4. Eh, I’ve been hard-pressed to like this idea from start to finish, but I’ll be the first to go see it just to say whether or not it’s the crap I suspect it is.

  5. A classic Disney hit, plus a live action remake with A-list actors and actresses, equals a BIG Box Office Success in the movie movie theaters! :). I will be seeing this movie on it’s opening day, and i already know, that i’m going to love it! :), i can not wait to see this movie! :).

  6. don’t they know that the sorcerer’s name is Yen Sid and not balthazar blake? it’s Yen Sid because that’s Disney backwards.

    • Don’t you know that they change up things for the sake of creativity and marketing? For example, the Prince Of Persia had no name in any of the games. It was only with the movie that he got an actual name. Otherwise, he’s just “the prince”.

      Besides, Yen Sid is an utterly laughable name. Balthazar Blake at least has some semblance of seriousness.

  7. People that are down on Nick Cage probably despise the National Treasure movies.

    Me, I like some of his work, mostly earlier stuff, but lately I tend to roll my eyes when I see him in a trailer.

    • Nope- I love National Treasure. The stuffy awkwardness flows from him to the character nicely. No, it’s Ghost Rider that made me want to hit him with a rock.

    • No Mike….it is because he is a BAD “actor.”

  8. I have to admit that “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is shaping up to be one of those rare movies where the more I see about it, the more I’m liking it. They seem to have hit on something great with this film. I just hope that proves true when I see the finished product next month.

    • I bet it probably will indeed be true, without any question!.

  9. “Fantasia” was brilliant to say the least…..but have we not learned that sub-par acting in a heavy CGI laden film does not produce good results??? This is NOT “Fantasia”. Barchel seems to be very lazy and learned that from Cage it appears. Imagine how this could have turned out with real talent in the lead roles. Again the bad guys will out act the “good guys.”