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Lorenzo is an animated Disney short which made its debut at the Florida Film Festival and a film festival in Los Angeles, California on March 6, 2004. It later had a national release paired with Raising Helen on May 28, 2004 and at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina on March 11, 2006. The short is also known as Lorenzo's Tail.

The short intended to be one of the segments for the proposed but never completed Fantasia 2006.

It was produced for the unfinished third Fantasia film and was finally released in home formats in 2015 as part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection.

Summary

Lorenzo is a vain narcissistic cat living in a restaurant, lazing about on a couch near the window and eating shrimp cocktails. After feigning sympathy towards less fortunate strays watching him through the window, a stub-tailed black cat named Molly walks by the restaurant. Lorenzo laughs at her lack of a tail while lovingly dancing with his own luxuriously fluffy one. Molly then places a curse on Lorenzo's tail, bringing it to life. After dancing with his very domineering tail, Lorenzo tries to kill it and make it inanimate again, trying and failing through various methods. Molly reappears with a knife, beckoning him to just chop it off. He hesitates, but takes the knife, only for his tail to grab it and try killing him. After hiding behind a door, Lorenzo is able to grab the knife and cut it off. Molly, Lorenzo, and his tail happily reappear and take their bows.

Behind the Scenes

Lorenzo was initially conceived by Disney Legend Joe Grant as a short based around tango music, with several sketches being re-discovered around the same time as the production of Destino. Mike Gabriel picked up the project and sought out different tango pieces to use as a base track, buying numerous CDs, though quickly falling in love with and using one of the earliest tracks he listened to, an arrangement of Osvaldo Pugliese's Bordoneo y 900 by Juan Jose Mosalini and his Big Tango Orchestra.

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Media
Films: Fantasia (Video) • Fantasia 2000 (Video) • The Sorcerer's ApprenticeNight on Bald Mountain

Video Games: FantasiaKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney InfinityFantasia: Music EvolvedDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Sorcerer's Arena

Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingFantasia CarouselFantasia Gardens Miniature GolfFantasy GardensPrimeval WorldLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicSorcerers of the Magic KingdomThe Sorcerer's HatVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Le Livre Magique de MickeyMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the Magical MapOnce Upon a MouseVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Fantasia Gelati
Parades: Dreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Parade of the StarsSpectroMagic
Fireworks: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandWe Love Mickey!WishesWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicHappy Hallowishes

Characters
Fantasia: Mickey MouseSugar Plum FairiesNutcracker Suite dancersYen SidMagic BroomsTyrannosaurus RexStegosaurusTriceratopsPteranodonCorythosaurusApatosaurusDiplodocusOrnithomimusBrachiosaurusCeratosaurusKannemeyeriaEdmontosaurusParasaurolophusDimetrodonTylosaurusPlateosaurusAnkylosaurusCompsognathusArchaeopteryxTroodonOviraptorBacchusJacchusCentaursCentaurettesMelindaBrudusIrisMorpheusDianaZeusApolloVulcanBoreasMother PegasusFather PegasusPegasi SiblingsPeter PegasusCherubsSatyrsUnicornsMadame Upanova and her ostrichesHyacinth Hippo and her hipposElephanchine and her elephantsBen Ali Gator and his alligatorsChernabogChernabog's minions

Fantasia 2000: Donald DuckDaisy DuckColorful TrianglesBlack TrianglesHumpback WhalesDukeFlying JohnKilljoy MargaretJoeElizabethTin SoldierBallerinaJack-in-the-BoxYo Yo FlamingoSnooty FlamingosNoahSpring SpriteThe ElkThe Firebird
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Balthazar BlakeDavid "Dave" StutlerMaxim HorvathRebecca "Becky" BarnesDrake StoneVeronica GorloisenMorgana le FayMerlinAbigail WilliamsSun Lok
Deleted: OtikaSunflowerNutcracker Sentries

Segments
Fantasia: Toccata and Fugue in D MinorNutcracker SuiteThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Rite of SpringThe Pastoral SymphonyDance of the HoursNight on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria

Fantasia 2000: Symphony No. 5Pines of RomeRhapsody in BluePiano Concerto No. 2The Carnival of the AnimalsPomp and CircumstanceThe Firebird Suite

Locations
Yen Sid's TowerBald MountainNew York CityPrehistory
Deleted and unused concepts
Unused Fantasia SegmentsClair de LuneSunflowerOtikaEgret CoupleNaiadsDestinoThe Little MatchgirlOne by OneLorenzo
Objects
Sorcerer HatGrimholdMerlin's RingEncantus
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