Milton and the Mouse: Was Paradise Lost Lovingly Ripped Off?

Andrew Arben Snider

Description/Abstract

A demon parade? Ghouls running amuck? A battle between good and evil? Are theses scenes from an epic literary masterpiece or cartoon animation synced to the sounds of classic music? The answer to this question is simple: both.

John Milton created a beautiful literary retelling of the first chapter of the Bible, which explains what really happened between God, Satan, and why a war was waged between the good and the evil. Additionally, there is an animated story of a battle between a satanic figure named Chernabog, and the power of good. This particular retelling can be found in Disney’s Fantasia within the piece entitled “A Night on Bald Mountain.”

 
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Milton and the Mouse: Was Paradise Lost Lovingly Ripped Off?

Library Room 382; Special Collections

A demon parade? Ghouls running amuck? A battle between good and evil? Are theses scenes from an epic literary masterpiece or cartoon animation synced to the sounds of classic music? The answer to this question is simple: both.

John Milton created a beautiful literary retelling of the first chapter of the Bible, which explains what really happened between God, Satan, and why a war was waged between the good and the evil. Additionally, there is an animated story of a battle between a satanic figure named Chernabog, and the power of good. This particular retelling can be found in Disney’s Fantasia within the piece entitled “A Night on Bald Mountain.”