Flowers and Trees (1932)

Flowers and TreesFlowers and Trees Review

 Flowers and Trees is a 1932 Silly Symphony animated short film by Disney. It is a groundbreaking color film and an Oscar winner.

It is about the fight between trees during spring. This is an expected story for the studio. The fight is typical and it isn’t particularly smart. However, the characters are well depicted and it is overall moving and well paced as well.

The animation is absolutely superb of course. It is the first ever color animated film and the Technicolor here is gorgeous with a nice style and great character design. I also found the score to be stupendous in this one and it accompanied the plot perfectly. It is in terms of storytelling a flawed film, but technically speaking, it is most certainly arresting and revolutionary which is why it deserved its Academy Award.

Flowers and Trees has a pretty ordinary and typical plot for its time, but what sets it apart from other shorts is of course the groundbreaking use of color. It also has a wonderful ending, polished animation all around and solid movements. It is not fantastic in the storytelling department and it is definitely far from the best Silly Symphonies, but it’s overall an engaging and technically superb film and a deserved Oscar winner.

 My Rating – 4.1

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