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Flowers and Trees (1932)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 30 July 1932 (USA)
An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Esther Campbell Esther Campbell ... (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington Marion Darlington ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's spring, and the flowers, mushrooms, and trees do their calisthentics. Some trees play a tune, using vines for harp strings and a chorus of robins. A nasty looking hollow tree does battle with a much healthier-looking tree for the attentions of a female tree, and starts a fire in the process. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trees and Flowers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Cinephone

Color:

Color (3-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The original work was started in black and white. The black and white footage was scrapped when the decision was made to try Technicolor. See more »

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Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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A serene piece of cartoon work.
28 May 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a beautifully done award-winning animation short, with cleverly done sequences such as the trees and flowers waking up to the day and the characters sounding off the alarm after an old, grumpy tree stump starts a forest fire in a fit of jealous rage.

Wonderful serene music, including some recognizable tunes, as well.

Grade A


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