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Louise Myers ...
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Marta Nielsen ...
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Jerry Philipps ...
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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. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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5 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El viejo molino  »

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Trivia

In his introduction to this animated short on TCM's "Treasures From the Disney Vault" on October 28, 2015, film historian Leonard Maltin referred to this as a "mood piece." Indeed, it is, but one doesn't recall there being a category for such within IMDb's corpus. See more »

Goofs

The cog where the bird has her nest normally has a shaft and raised hub. When the rope breaks and the cog starts to spin, the shaft and hub are gone. They reappear in the next shot, but the shaft-less cog is seen in some shots soon after. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

One Day When We Were Young
by Johann Strauss
Played by orchestra and hummed by chorus in several places throughout the cartoon
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An atmospheric masterpiece
18 June 2000 | by (Arendal, Norway) – See all my reviews

The Old Mill is a genuine masterpiece from Disney`s chest of treasures. It is not a witty movie, so those of you who must laugh at a Disneymovie better avoid this.

The setting is an old mill, which you should guess from the title. The Old Mill is filled with atmosphere, nice drawings and classic music, which makes it a real joy to watch. 9,5/10


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