Two birds rejoice over the hatching of their three eggs; as they grow, the hatchlings are taught to sing and fly. One falls from the nest and has adventures with a rattlesnake and a beehive... See full summary »

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Two birds rejoice over the hatching of their three eggs; as they grow, the hatchlings are taught to sing and fly. One falls from the nest and has adventures with a rattlesnake and a beehive before finding his way home. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The colors are beautiful!
21 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Disney released a two-DVD set entitled "Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Vol. 2". The first DVD consists of black & white cartoons and the second are color ones (which begin in 1933). The first of these color ones is "Birds in the Spring"--and boy did it shock me when it started! The colors were incredibly intense--VERY intense. The colors tended towards lots of pastels as well as some almost neon colors--especially reds and yellows. It almost made my eyes bleed--but it sure got your attention! Realism, however, is not important to this film. I guess I can forgive this a bit, as Disney was obviously experimenting with color.

The cartoon is a very simple story. There are three little birds in a nest. When they try to take their first flight, they fall. The mother and father bird come to the rescue but one of them is lost and has some adventures--some of which are adorable (such as with the grasshopper) and some terrifying (the oddly drawn snake and the bees). It's all pretty cute and the sort of stuff they made a lot of in the 1930s--and very antiquated compared to later films which had a lot more edge and humor to them. Worth seeing--especially if you love early cartoons.


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