James Earl Jones: [introducing the Carnival of the Animals] Here the sensitive strains of impressionistic music combine with the subtle artistry of the animator to finally answer that age old question: What is man's relationship to nature?
[is handed a note]
James Earl Jones: Oh, sorry... That age old question: What would happen if you gave a yo-yo to a flock of flamingos?
[turns to look off-camera]
James Earl Jones: Who wrote this?
Steve Martin: So let me turn things over to the great Itzhak Perlman, who, I have just been informed, plays the violin. Well, so do I, big deal. Could I have my violin, please? Ahh, thank you. All right, boys, let's...
[Bow slips from his hands]
Steve Martin: Oh! Oh, sorry. Could I have another stick thingy, please? Oh, and camera back on me. Camera back on me. Ca... Am I done?
Mickey Mouse: Mr. Levine! Okay, Mr. Levine, everybody's in place for the next number.
James Levine: Thanks, Mickey. When...
Mickey Mouse: But we can't find Donald. So you stay here and stall for time, and I'll be right back. [Exits]
Mickey Mouse: [Offstage]
Donald! Oh Donald! James Levine: When we hear Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" we think of a graduation ceremony.
Mickey Mouse: Donald, where are ya?
James Levine: Actually, Elgar composed it for many kinds of solemn events.
Mickey Mouse: Donald! James Levine: This march inspired the Disney artists to recreate the age old story...
Mickey Mouse: Donald, are you hiding in...
Daisy Duck: Aaaah!
Mickey Mouse: Oh, sorry, Daisy!
James Levine: ...of Noah's Ark, with one slight twist.
Mickey Mouse: [Knocking on door] Oh, Donald Duck!
Donald Duck: Who is it? [Mickey and Donald's shadows are projected against a panel; Donald is in the shower]
Mickey Mouse: Donald, it's me, Mickey. You're on in 30 seconds, hurry.
Donald Duck: What? You gotta be kidding! [Mumbles angrily as he leaves the tub]
Mickey Mouse: [Peeking behind a wall] Psst! Okay, Jim. He's on his way. Go to the intro.
James Levine: Ladies and gentlemen, "Pomp and Circumstance," starring Donald Duck.
Angela Lansbury: Walt Disney described the art of animation as a voyage of discovery, into the realms of color, sound, and motion. The music from Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" inspires such a voyage. And so we conclude this version of "Fantasia" with a mythical story of life, death, and renewal.