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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.


Tropes present in this cartoon:


Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the SailorAcademy Award for Best Animated Short FilmFerdinand The Bull
Clock CleanersWesternAnimation/Classic Disney ShortsLonesome Ghosts
Steamboat WillieThe 50 Greatest CartoonsBad Luck Blackie
The Golden TouchThe Great DepressionLooney Tunes In The Thirties
Moving DayFilms of the 1930sPluto's Judgement Day

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