The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ("Der Zauberlehrling") is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe written in 1797.wikipedia
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Fantasia (1940 film)

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The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, and the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music. In the piece, which retains the title "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Mickey Mouse plays the apprentice, and the story follows Goethe's original closely, except that the sorcerer ("Yen Sid", or Disney backwards ) is stern and angry with his apprentice when he saves him.
He decided to feature the mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a deluxe cartoon short based on the poem written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and set to the orchestral piece by Paul Dukas inspired by the original tale.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas)

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The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, and the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music.
Subtitled "Scherzo after a ballad by Goethe", the piece was based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1797 poem of the same name.

Lucian

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Philopseudes ( / Philópseudēs ["Lover of lies"]) is a short frame story by Lucian, written c. AD 150.
His dialogue The Lover of Lies makes fun of people who believe in the supernatural and contains the oldest known version of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

Fantasia 2000

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The segment proved so popular that it was repeated, in its original form, in the sequel Fantasia 2000.

Mickey Mouse

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In the piece, which retains the title "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Mickey Mouse plays the apprentice, and the story follows Goethe's original closely, except that the sorcerer ("Yen Sid", or Disney backwards ) is stern and angry with his apprentice when he saves him.
His screen role as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, set to the symphonic poem of the same name by Paul Dukas, is perhaps the most famous segment of the film and one of Mickey's most iconic roles.

Broom

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Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broom to do the work for him, using magic in which he is not fully trained.
In Disney's 1940 film Fantasia, Mickey Mouse, playing The Sorcerer's Apprentice, brings a broom to life to do his chore of filling a well full of water.

Paul Dukas

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The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, and the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music.
The symphony was followed by another orchestral work, by far the best known of Dukas's compositions, his scherzo for orchestra, L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) (1897), a short piece (lasting for between 10 and 12 minutes in performance) based on Goethe's poem "Der Zauberlehrling".

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There is a similar hubris theme in Frankenstein, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and some other stories in popular culture, for example: The Terminator.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 film)

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There is a live action film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), featuring a scene based on Goethe's poem (and the Fantasia version), produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Nicolas Cage.
The film is named after a segment in Disney's 1940 film Fantasia called The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring Mickey Mouse (with one scene being an extensive reference to it), which in turn is based on the late-1890s symphonic poem by Paul Dukas and the 1797 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ballad.

Once Upon a Time (TV series)

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The poem's story is alluded to in several episodes of the fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time, especially in "The Apprentice".
The characters embark on a quest to Camelot to find the Sorcerer Merlin (Elliot Knight) in order to free Emma from the powers of an ancient darkness that threatens to destroy everything.

Sorcerer's Apprentice Syndrome

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It was named after Goethe's poem "Der Zauberlehrling" (popularized by the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of the animated film Fantasia), because the details of its operation closely resemble the disaster that befalls the sorcerer's apprentice: the problem resulted in an ever-growing replication of every packet in the transfer.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ("Der Zauberlehrling") is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe written in 1797.

Ballad

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The poem is a ballad in fourteen stanzas.

Stanza

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The poem is a ballad in fourteen stanzas.

Magician (fantasy)

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The poem begins as an old sorcerer departs his workshop, leaving his apprentice with chores to perform.

Magic (supernatural)

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Tired of fetching water by pail, the apprentice enchants a broom to do the work for him, using magic in which he is not fully trained.

Cliché

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The lines in which the apprentice implores the returning sorcerer to help him with the mess he created have turned into a cliché, especially the line Die Geister, die ich rief ("The spirits that I called"), a garbled version of one of Goethe's lines (Die ich rief, die Geister, / Werd' ich nun nicht los), which is often used to describe someone who summons help or allies that that the individual cannot control, especially in politics.

The Walt Disney Company

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The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, and the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music.

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The animated 1940 Disney film Fantasia popularized the story from Goethe's poem, and the Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it, in one of eight animated shorts based on classical music.

Lover of Lies

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Philopseudes ( / Philópseudēs ["Lover of lies"]) is a short frame story by Lucian, written c. AD 150.

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Philopseudes ( / Philópseudēs ["Lover of lies"]) is a short frame story by Lucian, written c. AD 150.

Supernatural

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The narrator, Tychiades, is visiting the house of a sick and elderly friend, Eucrates, where he has an argument about the reality of the supernatural.