Описание: Flowers and Trees is a 1932 Silly Symphonies cartoon produced by Walt Disney, directed by Burt Gillett, and released to theatres by United Artists on July 30, 1932. It was the first commercially released film to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process, after several years of two-color Technicolor films.
Flowers and Trees was already in production as a black and white cartoon before Walt Disney saw Herbert Kalmus` three-strip Technicolor tests. Deciding that Flowers and Trees would make a perfect test for the process, he had the black and white footage scrapped, and had the short redone in color. The color Flowers and Trees was a commercial and critical success, winning the first Academy Award for Best Short Subjects: Cartoons.
As a result of the success of Flowers and Trees, all future Silly Symphonies cartoons were produced in three-strip Technicolor, and the added novelty of color helped to boost the series` previously disappointing returns. Disney`s other cartoon series, the Mickey Mouse shorts, were deemed successful enough not to need the extra boost of color, and therefore remained in black-and-white until 1935`s The Band Concert.
Disney`s exclusive contract with Technicolor forced other animators such as Ub Iwerks and Max Fleischer to use the inferior Cinecolor process (or Technicolor`s earlier two-color process) until the contract ended in September 1935.