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The Old Mill (1937)

A variety of animals find a shelter in the old mill during a fierce storm.

Director:

Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Marie Arbuckle Marie Arbuckle ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Jean MacMurray Jean MacMurray ... Crickets (voice) (uncredited)
Louise Myers Louise Myers ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Frogs (voice) (uncredited)
Marta Nielsen Marta Nielsen ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Philipps Jerry Philipps ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Barbara Whitson Barbara Whitson ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

5 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El viejo molino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Included as an extra in the Disney DVD of Bambi (1942). See more »

Goofs

The reflection for the ducks is supposed to be down center of screen, like the windmill's reflection. Therefore, the ducks reflection is not missing, but off the screen, down and center. See more »

Connections

Featured in It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Great Piece of Disney Art
18 January 2004 | by travisimoSee all my reviews

The Old Mill is one of the most beautiful pieces of animation I have ever seen. This comment is even more remarkable considering that The Old Mill was made back in 1937. I especially liked the plethora of colors used in this short. The most striking animated sequence occurs when the thunderstorm hits and almost devastates the mill and its animal inhabitants. Even the animals are realistically drawn well, something sort of rare for a cartoon at that time.

The Old Mill even evokes emotion, which is saying quite a bit because not a word is spoken. I thought the frogs' song was hilarious, and I actually felt concern for the mama bird when the giant gear inside the mill could have crushed her. This is just an extraordinary, subtle piece of art from Disney.

My IMDb Rating: 10/10


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