Disney: The Old Mill

The Old Mill is a 1937 Silly Symphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the Classic Disney Shorts lineup. While the short has no plot or concrete characters, what carries it is its astounding animation quality being made not long before the release of Snow White, it was meant to not only prepare the animators to the gruelling task of completing the aforementioned film, but also to test Disney's then new Multiplane Camera. The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip technicolor; and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery. Also a source of Nightmare Fuel near the end.


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