Fantasia is a 1940 animated film produced by Walt Disney, and is the third film in the Disney animated features canon. Fantasia is an experiment in animation and music, consisting of classical music presented against the backdrop of animation and does not feature any dialogue. The music is recorded under the direction of Leopold Stokowski; with seven of these pieces were performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Animated artwork of varying degrees of abstraction or literalism is used to illustrate or accompany the concert in various ways. The film also includes live-action segments featuring Stokowski, the orchestra, and American composer and music critic Deems Taylor, who serves as the host for the film. Besides its avant-garde qualities, Fantasia was notable for being the first major film released in stereophonic sound, using a process dubbed "Fantasound".