The Spider and the Fly (1931)

The Spider and the FlyThe Spider and the Fly Review

The Spider and the Fly is a 1931 Disney animated short film and it is an enjoyable early entry in the Silly Symphony series.

One spider traps a fly in his web in the kitchen and it is up to other flies to rescue her. This is a familiar story and a typical entry for the short series, but it is still sweet and entertaining. The first half takes its time to get there which is why it’s inferior, but the second half is much better with solid action and some inventive weaponry among the insects.

I liked the characters and I liked the insect cavalry with the horseflies, that was such a nice touch. And the finale is so fun and well executed. The score and the sound effects are also solid, but the animation is unfortunately lacking as it is never that impressive and the character design in particular is pretty clich├ęd and even unpleasant to the eye. But as an early Silly Symphony, it is pretty good and has its charms.

The Spider and the Fly is weakly animated and a typical endeavor for the series, but still a sweet one with nice action and some very memorable moments.

My Rating – 3.4

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