Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

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Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

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Nature celebrates spring
31 August 2017 | by (Palermo, Sicily) – See all my reviews

This is the third Silly Symphony, and the first dedicated to the seasons (the others being Summer, Autumn, Winter).

In Springtime there are some animals and flowers that dance celebrating the spring, but then a storm arrives. After the rain, near a pond, they all dance to the Dance of the Hours.

In this short animals have a starring role; two ladybirds, a caterpillar, a crow's family, two cute grasshoppers, some turtles used as drums, a spider that uses his web like an harp, some dancing frogs and a stork. But there are also, at the beginning, few trees and some dancing flowers, and a tree that washes himself with the pouring rain.

The strange thing of this short is that every creature dies after his performance; the caterpillar is eaten by the raven, the grasshoppers swallowed by the frog, the frogs are the stork's lunch, and in the end, the stork is swallowed by a giant puddle.

In the end it's a nice short, and it's a must-see for all animal lovers. Featuring Grieg's ''Morning Mood'' and Ponchielli's ''Dance of the Hours''


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