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Disney is turning Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain into a live-action movie

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The 1940 animated movie Fantasia is largely remembered for that one scene where Mickey Mouse cleans a castle by using his wizard powers to force anthropomorphic brooms to do the work for him. But there's one scene near the end of Fantasia known as Night on Bald Mountain, named after the symphony by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. The scene is pretty scary for a Disney movie: a giant gargoyle creature rises above a city at night and little trolls dance around in some kind of wild hellfire. Now, Disney is turning that scene into a live-action movie, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Turning old animated classics into live-action movies has become a pattern for Disney. Back in March, we heard the studio was adapting Mulan into a live-action film. A live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is also in the works. But those movies are fairy tales with happy endings; Night on Bald Mountain is actually pretty terrifying. The film is still in early development, according to THR, so there's not much in the way of details. Maybe it will be a horror movie?