As a thunderstorm approaches, birds, mice and other creatures try to stay safe and dry in an old mill.As a thunderstorm approaches, birds, mice and other creatures try to stay safe and dry in an old mill.As a thunderstorm approaches, birds, mice and other creatures try to stay safe and dry in an old mill.
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. —Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Powerful 8 minutes of music and quality animation
'The Old Mill' was a short Disney film (about 8 minutes long) that the animators created to aid them in the production of 'Bambi'. I saw this on the Disney channel when I was younger, and the animation is so powerful that it stuck with me. Now, I've watched it again as a clip provided on the 'Bambi' DVD. The clip features several creatures that live in and around an old mill, and there is a storm. All of the events taking place are done to powerful music from the singing of the frogs to the storm, and there are no speaking parts. It's purely nature and Disney animation at its best. Hopefully, a greater appreciation for nature can be learned through this film as I think it is something taken for granted by most today. And it is amazing that an animation can be so powerful through minimalisation and sound. It's much better quality than some of the computer-animated clutter. Wonderful.
- Jan 1, 2006
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