The Miller’s Daughter (1934)

The Miller's Daughter ReviewThe Miller’s Daughter Review

The Miller’s Daughter is a 1934 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a rehashed entry.

I do not get why sometimes Warner Brothers settled on copying the Disney formula as this entry is pretty much a Disney film and in particular the Silly Symphony ‘The China Shop’. It is very similar in concept and in style. It is pleasant and enjoyable for sure, but I want more from this series and I want their style and whenever they copy Disney, the shorts end up being disappointing.

Here the ending is weaker and the film is uninspired, but it has its moments such as that dance sequence which is very sweet and artistic. The score is good and in my opinion the animation is the standout here, very strong stuff. I just wish that it was more of its own thing and more original.

The Miller’s Daughter looks and sounds good, but copies Disney’s Silly Symphony formula way too much leading to such an uninspired, rehashed Merry Melody.

My Rating – 3.3

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