The Old Plantation is a MGM Happy Harmonies cartoon, released in 1935.


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 all MGM cartoons until 1958.
  • This cartoon is rarely shown on American television due to potentially offensive African-American characterizations.


The Old Plantation (1935) MGM

The Old Plantation (1935) MGM