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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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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Cinephone

Color:

Color (3-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Animated March 3 through April 6, 1932. See more »

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Follows The Debut of Thomas Katt (1920) See more »

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Der Erlkönig
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Composed by Franz Schubert
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Plants and weeds
3 September 2013 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

A bunch of sentient trees, who you might sort of recognize from Toontown, and some flowers awaken on a sunny meadow and begin their daily ritual. As with most Silly Symphonies is all set to the timing of the music, but as an animation showcase it is still rather impressive by modern standards. The world the plants inhabit is very pretty and bright, and the characterization is amusing.

I was hoping that the fire effects might lead to something like the Bald Mountain segment of Fantasia but it never really gets that far. Still one of the better Silly Symphonies and notable for a bizarre scene in which two trees get married (they fade out before the tree love-making).


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