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The Old Mill (1937)

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Starring
Marie Arbuckle Marie Arbuckle
Singer
Jean MacMurray Jean MacMurray
Crickets
Louise Myers Louise Myers
Birds
Marta Nielsen Marta Nielsen
Singer
Jerry Philipps Jerry Philipps
Singer
Barbara Whitson Barbara Whitson
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Written by
Dick Rickard Dick Rickard
story direction


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We see the various birds, mice and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, shaking loose parts in the mill and threatening everything we've seen.
Release date: 5 November 1937
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" THE OLD MILL Kathy. Total Score: 6 points. "


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" An atmospheric beautiful animated Academy Award winner about nature and what happens just before and after a big storm renders an old mill even more weather-weary and broken. Who said that animated short movies are not art? This is one of many that should be shown to those who doubt it."


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"One of the very last Silly Symphonies, Disney’s ‘The Old Mill’ is also one of the most beautiful pieces of animation of all time. By this stage, with their first full length feature in the pipeline, the studio had begun primarily using the Silly Symphonies as a testing ground for animation techniques. Far from harming the series, this actually resulted in the cartoons becoming even more breathtaking. The lack of narrative here is refreshing and all but unnoticeable amidst the groundbreakin"


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"DIR: Wilfred Jackson SUMMARY: A community of animals living in and around an old mill must weather a severe thunderstorm that almost destroys their home. WHY IT'S HERE: One of the very last Silly Symphonies, Disney's 'The Old Mill' is also one of the most beautiful pieces of animation of all time. By this stage, with their first full length feature in the pipeline, the studio had begun primarily using the Silly Symphonies as a testing ground for animation techniques. Far from harming the ser"