Flowers and Trees (1932)

Rating: 7.5/10

The first cartoon to win an Oscar, this is a film about one tree who loves another tree, but then a jealous tree tries to burn down the forest!

This is a short and about 8 minutes long, so forgive me if I don’t have too much to say about this one. Anyway, there is no dialogue in this film, just music that’s done as well as you’d expect from this era of Disney films: passable, but nothing special. The animation is really good, something you expect from Walt Disney even this early in his career.

I’m only a tad disappointed that the bad tree is especially ugly. He looks dead already, rotten from the inside out, but because of that I don’t even think he’d be able to move around due to being a dead tree, let alone set fire to the forest. Then again, most trees can’t move around…

SCORING:

+8: A very enjoyable short from start to finish with good animation and decent music

-0.5: dead tree should be dead

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