The Old Mill (1937) – Silly Symphonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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The Old Mill (1937) - Silly Symphonies

The Old Mill (1937) - Silly Symphonies

CotD: A classic in its own right, “The Old Mill” is also notable as the first use of Disneys’ (and Ub Iwerks’) multiplane camera in a theatrical cartoon.

The Old Mill (1937) – Silly Symphonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

Various birds, mice and bats take up residence in an old windmill. Frogs, crickets and fireflies make their music in an adjacent pond. A storm slowly approaches, building suspense. The wind turns the mill’s blades, which turn gears inside the mill. A small bird is nesting with eggs in a gear hole, and a cog threatens to crush them.

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