Buster Bunny's Fantasmic! is a 1994 fan-fiction night show



As the lights fade, a female narrator gives a brief welcome and mentions of the powers of imagination. A very faint musical note is heard, swelling and growing into a dramatic chord in the complete darkness. Once the chord strikes, two tall columns rise on stage left and right, with roving spotlights, until finally Buster appears centre stage. He conducts various water fountain effects, until bringing up the giant water-mist screens, which, in conjunction with a few flares, fade into the famous Sorcerer's Apprentice scene from Disney's Fantasia.

From there, the falling stars of the Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice scene morph into flowers, and after a brief interlude, into a jungle scene. Elephants, giraffes, monkeys, birds, ostriches, rhinos, crocodiles, and cheetahs begin to herd in the mountain. Neon animals make noise and dance around on the island while Rafiki and monkeys do a dance on floats traveling across the water. Simba and Nala from Disney's The Lion king romp together. Next, a large Bubble Montage takes place, where scenes and characters from major classic animated and Live-Action Steven Spielberg movies appear in floating bubbles.

Three small floats now arrive, with Peter Pan and the Tinker Bell, Indiana Jones and Marian and Billy Peltzer and Gizmo each contained in their own float. As each float reaches the centre, the spotlight shines on it, with the accompanying signature melody from Tiny Toon Adventures — Tiny Toon Adventures Melody, respectively.

The music takes on an ominous tone as Buster's dream takes a turn for the worse. Rhubella Rat from Tiny Toon Adventures on stage, calling for her magic mirror — which appears onscreen in animated form. The mirror informs the Rhubella Rat that the three princesses are fairer than she, and that "in Buster's imagination, beauty and love will always survive." Angered by this, she concocts a spell amidst pyrotechnics and other special effects, and turns herself into a hag. Upon being told by the Magic Mirror that she now has the power to control Buster's mind, she invokes some of the most infamous Steven Spielberg villains:

  • Irina Spalko from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Greta from The New Batch
  • Mola Ram from Temple of Doom
  • Rene Belloq from Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Brain Gremlin from The New Batch

Brain Gremlin uses his magic to send Buster to the Cave of Wonders. After escaping a wave of lava, Buster encounters Brian Gremlin, who transforms into a giant appearing on both the stage and the mist screens. Seeing a magic lamp, Buster rubs it, assuming it will help him. Unfortunately, Brain is transformed into a genie and calls upon Major Arnold Thort (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Chernabog (Disney's Fantasia) with the latter summoning the spirits from the dead.


River Boat at Hollywood Studios

On stage, Buster Bunny encounters Judge Doom, who uses Dip that sets the waters ablaze. Guests as far as halfway back in the theater can feel the heat from the fire. Buster, now in his turbo-man outfit, manages to create a wall of water around the island, smothering dip and defeating the evil man. He destroys the villains using the power of his imagination and his turbo-discs (similar to Jingle all the Way). Judge Doom also dies as the water splashes with a large firework bang. All is quiet, until Tinker Bell appears and flies to restore the mountain. Magical stars sparkle in the mountain as the steamboat approaches. Then a spark of pyrotechnics ignite from the riverboat, revealing Buster Bunny controlling the boat.

As it glides past the audience, various Steven Spielberg characters appear aboard the River Boat, dancing with golden streamers. A celebratory atmosphere prevails amid a flurry of fireworks. With another flash of pyrotechnics, Buster appears atop the highest point of the mountain as the Sorcerers Apprentice as fireworks, fire, and water light up the stage. As the finale concludes, Buster disappears from the top of the mountain with another spark of pyrotechnics, a small explosion in the main stage and simultaneously reappears in his shiny tuxedo suit. A small applause from the crowd and Buster says, "Some imagination, huh? See ya, toonsters!" Pyrotechnics shoot out of the main stage and barges on the moat, he vanishes one last time to the final notes of the music while a cone of lights and searchlights bright up the stage for a few seconds. And for the last note of the song they use one big bolt of white pyrotechnics. Then the lights return to normal and the show is concluded.

Characters appearing in the finale

Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck, Hamton, Furball, Sweetie Pie, Shirley the Loon, Montana Max, Elmyra Duff, Dizzy Devil, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, Minerva Mink, Rita and Rut, Baloney the Dinosaur, Pinky and the Brain, and other ones.


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