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Flowers and Trees (1932)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 30 July 1932 (USA)
An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

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Esther Campbell ...
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Marion Darlington ...
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It's spring, and the flowers, mushrooms, and trees do their calisthentics. Some trees play a tune, using vines for harp strings and a chorus of robins. A nasty looking hollow tree does battle with a much healthier-looking tree for the attentions of a female tree, and starts a fire in the process. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater where it was run prior to the feature Strange Interlude (1932). See more »

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Featured in Silly Symphonies Souvenirs (2001) See more »

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Wedding March
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Written by Richard Wagner
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Plants and weeds
3 September 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

A bunch of sentient trees, who you might sort of recognize from Toontown, and some flowers awaken on a sunny meadow and begin their daily ritual. As with most Silly Symphonies is all set to the timing of the music, but as an animation showcase it is still rather impressive by modern standards. The world the plants inhabit is very pretty and bright, and the characterization is amusing.

I was hoping that the fire effects might lead to something like the Bald Mountain segment of Fantasia but it never really gets that far. Still one of the better Silly Symphonies and notable for a bizarre scene in which two trees get married (they fade out before the tree love-making).


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