animated cartoon Flowers and Trees © Disney
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Flowers and Trees

The plants and trees are woken by the dawning of the new spring. Two young trees greet each other as they reawaken and the male tree serenades his would-be love, but the lady tree has also drawn the attention of the oldest tree in the forest, who wants the fair maiden for his own.

Created by: Disney
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: USA
Directed by: Burt Gillett
Produced by: Walt Disney
Animated by: David Hand and Tom Palmer

The first short to make use of the then new three-strip Technicolor process, which allowed for full color in films. Disney would also get the exclusive rights for the use of the process in animation for 3 years as part of a deal with Technicolorís creator who wanted to show of the new process. This deal left the other studios to use the inferior Cinecolor and two-strip Technicolor processes if they wanted color in their animated films.

Was the first animated short to win the Oscar for best short subject (1932); a Walt Disney short would go on to win the award every year thereafter until the last Silly Symphony was made in 1939.

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