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The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

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Ub Iwerks (uncredited)
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It's autumn and the squirrels are busy collecting nuts for the winter. One squirrel is determined to shake the last nut from an otherwise barren tree. When he finally does so, it proves not to be a nut at all, but a caterpillar that was trying to become a butterfly. The squirrels are collecting corn cobs too, but a crafty crow is not above stealing them out of the squirrels' tree. The crow brings them back to his fellows, where they store them in a scarecrow's long underwear. A skunk is having bad luck trying to shove an oversized pumpkin through an undersized tree hole and succeeds only in smashing it to bits. A porcupine has a clever way to collect apples: on his quills. The beavers bark and dance happily as they build their dam. The ducks quack merrily as they eat worms. Then winter approaches and all the animals must find shelter. Some will find it easier than others. Written by J. Spurlin

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13 February 1930 (USA) See more »

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A nice tribute to Autumn from Disney
13 January 2018 | by bellino-angelo2014See all my reviews

This is one of the four shorts about the Four Seasons in the Silly Symphony franchise, and one of the most interesting of the entire series.

We see the adventures of some animals (squirrels that collect nuts and corn cobs and crows that eventually steals them, a skunk that tries to put in a tree trunk a pumpkin, succedding only in smashing it, a porcupine that collects apples in his quills, beavers that build a dam and destroy trees, and, a flock of ducks that after it starts to snow, migrates), and in the background we always see leaves falling and bare trees. And the soundtrack is simply wonderful, back-grounding perfectly the characters' actions.

It's a nice short, after all, and one of the best Black-and-White Silly Symphonies. Highly recommendable for animal and nature lovers, and also for old style cartoon fans.


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