To Spring
Directed By: William Hanna
Paul Fennell
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Released: June 4, 1936
Series: Happy Harmonies
Story: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Animation: Paul Fennell
More Animators but everyone else is uncredited
Layouts: TBA
Backgrounds: TBA
Film Editor: TBA
Voiced By: Pinto Clovig
Mel Blanc
Jack Mercer (all uncredited)
Music: Scott Bradley
Starring: Various Gnomes
Preceded By: The Pups' Picnic
Succeeded By: Little Cheeser

To Spring is a 1936 Happy Harmonies cartoon directed by William Hanna and Paul Fennell.


This short animates the changing of the seasons through the eyes of the gnomes responsible for spring, as well as their hard work that makes it possible. The gnome leader tells everyone to work for spring. A dark cloud with a deep bellowing voice is used to animate winter, and the elements which nature must fight to put this season behind us. The title To Spring is play on words used to represent the season of spring and action the gnomes must take to wake up and get to work.

Home VideoEdit

  • Various public domain VHS/DVD.
  • Laserdisc - MGM Happy Harmonies LaserDisc (unrestored)
  • DVD - Broadway Melody of 1936 (USA 1995 dubbed print added as a bonus)


  • This cartoon uses the bold and vibrant colors synonymous with springtime, and is an excellent example of the 3-hue Technicolor process that was very popular at the time.
  • This is probably one of the most well-known Happy Harmonies shorts.
  • This is William Hanna's directorial debut.
  • This is one of the four MGM cartoons in the public domain.