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* RecycledAnimation: The cattail animation was later recycled for the climax of ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''. It also appeared in ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh and The Blustery Day]]'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.



* StockFootage: The cattail animation was later recycled for the climax of ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''. It also appeared in ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh and The Blustery Day]]'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** The windmill itself reappears as a set piece for the climax of Tim Burton's 1984 short ''Frankenweenie''.

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* The50GreatestCartoons: #14.


''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', it was meant to not only prepare the animators to the grueling task of completing the aforementioned film, but also to test Disney's then new Multiplane Camera and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.

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''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', it was meant to not only prepare the animators to the grueling task of completing the aforementioned film, but also to test Disney's then new Multiplane Camera and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.


* WindmillScenery: Pretty much the ''entire'' plot of the short.

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* WindmillScenery: Pretty much the ''entire'' plot purpose of the short.

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* WindmillScenery: Pretty much the ''entire'' plot of the short.


* ByWallThatIsHoley: A bird has her nest in one of the spokeholes of the millstone. The rope holding the cogwheel in place breaks and the millstone starts to move. The bird, in a desperate attempt to save her eggs, covers them with her body as the nest approaches the cog. She is saved when it turns out the spoke that goes in that particular hole is missing.

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* ByWallThatIsHoley: A bird has her nest in one of the spokeholes of the millstone. The rope holding the cogwheel in place breaks and the millstone starts to move. The bird, in a desperate attempt to save her eggs, covers them with her body as the nest approaches the cog. She is saved when it turns out the spoke that goes in that particular hole is missing. Unfortunately, the mill doesn't stop and after the millstone fully rotates back around, she has to repeat the save again, and again, and [[OffscreenInertia it's implied that this keeps repeating throughout the storm]].



* NeverRecycleABuilding: The windmill's been there long enough to attract several varieties of birds, mice and a colony of bats, but the presence of bell-wearing cattle suggests that there's humans ''somewhere'' close by.

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* NeverRecycleABuilding: The windmill's been there long enough to severely decay and attract several varieties of birds, mice and a colony of bats, but the presence of bell-wearing cattle suggests that there's humans ''somewhere'' close by.



* SceneryPorn: Pretty much seven minutes of it
* SerendipitousSymphony: During the storm.

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* SceneryPorn: Pretty much seven minutes of it
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* SerendipitousSymphony: During the storm. A frog outside the mill also {{invoke|dTrope}}s this prior to the storm by croaking to attract its brethren, who proceed to churn out a rhythmic piece via their collective croaking.


''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', 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 and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.

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''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', it was meant to not only prepare the animators to the gruelling grueling task of completing the aforementioned film, but also to test Disney's then new Multiplane Camera and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.


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* EtherealChoir: The howling wind just before (and at one point, during) the storm is portrayed as being this.


* DeadpanSnarker: Though none of it is expressed verbally, the owl has a very sardonic, sarcastic attitude expressed through some of his fourth-wall-breaking stares at the audience, especially after he's been rudely disturbed from his rest by an influx of runoff water or the sound of the mill nearly toppling down.


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* SilentSnarker: Though none of it is expressed verbally, the owl has a very sardonic, sarcastic attitude expressed through some of his fourth-wall-breaking stares at the audience, especially after he's been rudely disturbed from his rest by an influx of runoff water or the sound of the mill nearly toppling down.


* HilariousInHindsight: The owl won't be the only [[WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone Disney butt-monkey owl]] to be drenched.



* NoFourthWall: Several of the creatures seem to be aware of the camera, turning to look at it while it pans by. The owl, in particular, seems to look right at the audience a good deal.'

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* NoFourthWall: Several of the creatures seem to be aware of the camera, turning to look at it while it pans by. The owl, in particular, seems to look right at the audience a good deal.'

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* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: A necessity, given that the animals aren't anthropomorphic.


''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', 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 and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.

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''The Old Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', 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 and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.


'''''The Old Mill''''' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', 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 and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.

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'''''The ''The Old Mill''''' Mill'' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] SillySymphonies short and is considered one of the most important shorts in the ClassicDisneyShorts 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 ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', 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 and techniques for effects shots. [[AnimationBump The results are nothing short of jaw-dropping naturalistic, fluid animation; rich, lush, three-strip Technicolor]]; [[SceneryPorn and some very, very impressive staging, mood, and use of scenery]]. Also a source of NightmareFuel near the end.


* HilariousByHindsight: The owl won't be the only [[WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone Disney butt-monkey owl]] to be drenched.

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* HilariousByHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: The owl won't be the only [[WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone Disney butt-monkey owl]] to be drenched.

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* HilariousByHindsight: The owl won't be the only [[WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone Disney butt-monkey owl]] to be drenched.

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