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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.

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Uncredited cast:
Esther Campbell ... (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Animated March 3 through April 6, 1932. See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Considering when it was made, it is still a beautifully-animated unforgettable gem.
14 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

The first Silly Symphony to to be made in Technicolour, Flowers and Trees remains my favourite of the Silly Symphonies. It has a certain charm that is almost irresistible. Flowers and Trees is beautifully animated, with vibrant colours, and considering when it was made, I was most impressed. The characters, although they never speak, are very lovable, especially the Mushrooms. Even the evil tree stump was an engaging character in his own right. The music was wonderfully lyrical, and reminded me of the sort of music you'll find in a ballet. It was so charming and pleasant, it plays a significant role in justifying the undeniable charm of this gem. The story is very simple, and is fairly unrealistic, but everything else that is so good, more than compensate, and it is meant to be silly. The result is a beautiful and imaginative short, with a 10/10. Bethany Cox.


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