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Autumn

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : February 15, 1930

Running Time : 6:24

Synopsis

Third "4 Seasons" Symphony; Bears, beavers, squirrels and other mammals rush to store up food for the winter - set, once again, to a lively pastiche of light classics.

Credits

Director
Ub Iwerks
Animation
Les Clark
Johnny Cannon
Wilfred Jackson
Jack Cutting
Floyd Gottfredson
Backgrounds
Carlos Manriquez
Music
Carl Stalling

Milestones

This was the final short that Ub Iwerks and Carl Stalling worked on before leaving Disney to join Pat Powers new studio.

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 29: Goin' Outside with the Silly Symphonies
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 9, 1955

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono : Cinephone
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : The third of four seasons cartoons. Various woodland creatures, such as squirrels, prepare for winter. Nothing special really happens - just a bunch of animals dancing around. The least interesting of the four seasons shorts for me.
From Gijs Grob : The third of the season series shows a small improvement in story development on the first two entries. This time we don't see animals just dancing, but collecting food for the winter in rhythmical fashion. We see squirrels, a skunk, a porcupine and some beavers (Disney would return to the latter one year later in The Busy Beavers). Then a cold winter wind make the ducks fly south and the other animals seek for shelter. Besides the small story element, notice the numerous falling leaves and elaborate reflections in the water, proof of Disney's efforts to use 'superfluous' animation to give the cartoons more atmosphere and quality.

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