|Toccata and Fugue in D Minor|
|Name||Toccata and Fugue in D Minor|
|Music||Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565|
|Composer||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Story Development/Research||Elmer Plummer|
|Art Direction||Robert Cormack|
|Background Painting||Joe Stalhey|
|Special Camera Effects||Oskar Fischinger|
|Next Segment||Nutcracker Suite|
|Gallery||Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Gallery|
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is the first segment in Fantasia. It is an abstract segment, based on what might run through your mind while listening to the piece.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is introduced by Deems Taylor. The first third of the segment is live-action, featuring the orchestra playing the piece as they are illuminated by abstract light patterns. The other two thirds involve abstract images, such as rolling red hills, golden towers, and violin bows.
- Director(s): Samuel Armstrong
- Story: Elmer Plummer, Lee Blair, Phil Dike
- Art: Robert Cormack
- Background Painter(s): Joe Stalhey, John Hench, Nino Carbe
- Animation Supervisor(s): Unknown
- Animator(s): Art Palmer, Cornett Wood, Cy Young, Daniel MacManus, Edwin Aardal, George Rowley, Joshua Meador
- Special Effects: Oskar Fischinger
- Music: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Despite the Philadelphia Orchestra recorded the music for the film (excluding The Sorcerer's Apprentice), they do not appear onscreen; the orchestra used in the film is made up of local Los Angeles musicians and Disney studio employees like James Macdonald and Paul J. Smith, who mime the prerecorded tracks by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Originally, the orchestra was to be in the film, but union and budgetary considerations prevented this from happening.