This is a little cartoon by Happy Harmonies, a series of cartoons released by MGM. I used to like watching it as a kid. There are little gnomes living under the earth, and as winter is fading away it is their job to mine minerals that make colours and bring the colour back to nature. But a winter wind makes their job rather difficult.
At times in my life I either liked or didn’t like this cartoon. I love old cartoons so always liked it in that respect, but I didn’t always like how they presented the coming of spring as a test tube kind of process. I always thought it would be more magical than that, more will power than science power. On the other hand, this is an interesting perspective on faeries. Usually fairies are so magical and ethereal, but in this cartoon they’re miners and run on clockwork, they’re literally awoken by a clock.