MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 130,619 this week

The Old Mill Pond (1936)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 7 user

The fish and frogs gather at the old mill pond to hear a jazz concert. Performers include caricatures of Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and tap dancer Bill Robinson ("Bojangles").

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 128 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 237 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 57 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Old Mill Pond (1936)

The Old Mill Pond (1936) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Old Mill Pond.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Edit

Storyline

The fish and frogs gather at the old mill pond to hear a jazz concert. Performers include caricatures of Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and tap dancer Bill Robinson ("Bojangles"). Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short | Music

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hot Frogs  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, 'Bill "Bojangles' Robinson', Louis Armstrong, Stepin Fetchit, Ethel Waters and The Mills Brothers are caricatured. See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Rhythm
(uncredited)
Written by William Hanna
Performed by Ethel Waters caricature
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Harman and Ising cartoon
19 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Harman and Isings 'Old Mill Pond' is a true masterpiece of the art of animation. The consummate skill and artistry that characterise this duos work is nowhere more in evidence than in this cartoon. It is a shame that so many people can see only offence in what is, and was always intended to be, a light hearted piece of entertainment that in no way sought to denigrate black people. If anything it is a tribute to the infectious humour and musicality of the black race. I have not been able to view this confection for many years as the 'race commissars' in England have deemed it too offensive to be shown in multi racial Britain. If anyone knows where I can obtain a copy I would dearly love to view this masterpiece again. I think those who routinely look for messages and intent that were never intended in these cartoons, which are, after all, sixty years old, should try to lighten up and remember that the world is a very different place today, but that does not mean that anyone has the right to censor what is viewable from the past.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Old Mill Pond (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page