The Old Mill (1937)

USA, 1937
8m, 787 feet
35mm film, Technicolor
mono (RCA Sound Recording), English

An American short animated fantasy film directed by Wilfred Jackson.

Plot Summary

Birds and animals seek shelter from a storm in an old mill.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson
© MCMXXXVII [1937] Walt Disney Productions
A Walt Disney Silly Symphony. A Walt Disney production
Music by: Leigh Harline *

Alternative Titles

Die alte Mühle – German title
Den gamla kvarnen – Swedish title
Den gamle mølla – Norwegian title
Az öreg malom – Hungarian title
Stari mlin – Croatian title
Stary młyn – Polish title
Vanha Mylly – Finnish title
Il vecchio mulino – Italian title
O Velho Moinho – Brazil
El viejo molino – Argentine title
El viejo molino – Spanish title
Le vieux moulin – French title
Старая мельница – Russian title
Старий млин – Ukrainian title
風車小屋のシンフォニー – Japanese title

Extracts included in
Ahate pasa (2010)
Disney Through the Decades (2001)
Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Still the Fairest of Them All (2001)
DTV: Golden Oldies (1984)
DTV Monster Hits (1987)
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature (2000)
It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story (1989)
The Pixar Story (2007)
Silly Symphonies Rediscovered (2006)


Animation Magazine vol.34 no. 3 (no.298) (March 2020) pp.10-11 – illustrated review (10 cartoons every animation student must watch! by Jerry Beck)
British National Film Catalogue vol.13 (1975) p.117
Kine Weekly no.1586 (9 September 1937)
Today’s Cinema vol.49 no.3706 (7 September 1937)

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of American Horror Film Shorts 1915-1976 by Gary D. Rhodes and David J. Hogan p.412-413
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.346 – credits