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The Old Plantation is a 1935 Happy Harmonies short.

Plot

Several toys (including lots of stereotyped black toys) try and help their plantation owner by holding a toy horse race so Simon Legree can't foreclose.

Notes

  • According to Michael Barrier's book "Hollywood Cartoons," this was the first of the Happy Harmonies to use three-color Technicolor (Disney's lock on the process ended on August 31, 1935).
  • First MGM cartoon to use "Tanner" the Lion. This lion would be used on color all MGM cartoons until 1958.
  • First to use black Tanner background. This would be used until The Bowling Alley Cat.
  • This cartoon is rarely shown on American television due to potentially offensive African-American characterizations.
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