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The Old Mill (1937)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  5 November 1937 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Included as an extra in the Disney DVD of Bambi (1942). 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 »


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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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Amazing!
18 December 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Humor - Pathos - Suspense - Beauty - it's all here in this 8 minute gem! This is one I can watch again and again and again and enjoy every minute of it. A nice foreshadow of great things to come: Fantasia, Bambi, etc.


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