The Old Plantation
Directed By: Rudolf Ising
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Released: September 21, 1935
Series: Happy Harmonies
Story: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Animation: TBA
Layouts: TBA
Backgrounds: TBA
Film Editor: TBA
Voiced By: TBA
Music: TBA
Starring: TBA
Preceded By: Barnyard Babies
Succeeded By: Honeyland

The Old Plantation is a 1935 Happy Harmonies short.


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.


  • 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.