Inspired by Fantasia

Dance of the Hours Salad

Within Fantasia we see a ballerina Ostrich dancing to the tune of Dance of the Hours, so what better to use the meat on a bed of beautiful vegetables.
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

25 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Dance of the Hours Salad

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film’s Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment.

Disney settled on the film’s concept in 1938 as work neared completion on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an elaborate Silly Symphonies short designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse, who had declined in popularity. As production costs grew higher than what it could earn, Disney decided to include the short in a feature-length film with other segments set to classical pieces. The soundtrack was recorded using multiple audio channels and reproduced with Fantasound, a pioneering sound reproduction system that made Fantasia the first commercial film shown in stereophonic sound.

Ingredients

15 ml Olive Oil
3 Carrots (cubed)
1 Rosemary Sprig
200g Ostrich Fillet
2 Apples (sliced)
30g Walnuts (chopped)
Cauliflower Leaves
5ml Dijon Mustard
10ml Apple Cider Vinegar
10ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Dance of the Hours was directed by Norman Ferguson and Thornton Hee and was completed by eleven animators. Most of the story was outlined in a meeting in October 1938, including the creation of the main alligator character, Ben Ali Gator. Its story, direction, layout, and animation underwent several rewrites, yet Disney wanted to present animals perform a legitimate caricature ballet sequence with comedic “slips”. The design of the elephants and alligators were based on those by German illustrator Heinrich Kley, while the hippos and ostriches were based on those by cartoonist T. S. Sullivant.

The studio filmed several people in live action to help with the animation of the characters. The lead ostrich, Madmoiselle Upanova, is based on Irina Baronova. Hyacinth Hippo, the prima ballerina, was inspired by dancers Marge Champion and Tatiana Riabouchinska and actress Hattie Noel who weighed over 200 pounds (91 kg), the animators studying the “least quiver of her flesh, noticing those parts of her anatomy that were subjected to the greatest stress and strain”. Riabouchinska’s husband David Lichine was used for Ben Ali Gator’s movements.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Heat the oven to 180°C ad add oil to a small roasting tin. Add the cabbage leaves and season them before putting them into the oven for 15 minutes.
Step 2
Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the carrots and cook stirring for 5 minutes. Push the carrots to one side and add the rosemary, ostrich and apples. Cook, turning the meat, for 5 minutes.
Step 3
For the dressing, mix together the Dijon Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil until incorporated.
Step 4
Served the cabbage leaves, with the meat, carrots and apples on top. Pour over the dressing and add the chopped walnuts to finish and serve.

Dance of the Hours Salad

Within Fantasia we see a ballerina Ostrich dancing to the tune of Dance of the Hours, so what better to use the meat on a bed of beautiful vegetables
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Kenyan
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Roasting tin
  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ml Olive Oil
  • 3 Carrots cubed
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig
  • 200 g Ostrich Fillet
  • 2 Apples sliced
  • 30 g Walnuts chopped
  • Cauliflower Leaves
  • 5 ml Dijon Mustard
  • 10 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 10 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 180°C ad add oil to a small roasting tin. Add the cabbage leaves and season them before putting them into the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the carrots and cook stirring for 5 minutes. Push the carrots to one side and add the rosemary, ostrich and apples. Cook, turning the meat, for 5 minutes.
  • For the dressing, mix together the Dijon Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil until incorporated.
  • Served the cabbage leaves, with the meat, carrots and apples on top. Pour over the dressing and add the chopped walnuts to finish and serve.
Keyword Disney, Fantasia

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Inspiration

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