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Tulips Shall Grow (1942)

Tulips Shall Grow
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Rex Ingram Rex Ingram
Victor Jory Victor Jory

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Cecil Beard Cecil Beard
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Jack Miller Jack Miller
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Description: Tulips Shall Grow is a 1942 American animated short film directed by George Pal, about a Dutch boy and girl whose idyllic existence is destroyed when they are overrun by a group of mechanical men called "The Screwballs", who lay waste to everything they touch; it is generally recognized as a not-so-subtle allegory about the conquest of Holland by the Nazis. The cartoon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoons. In 1997, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically sign ... (more)
Release date: 26 January 1942
Tags: Animation (2), Short (2), Romance (1), Usa (1), Color (1), 7 Min. (1)
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"DIR: George Pal SUMMARY: A Dutch couple's idyllic romance is interrupted by the invasion of an army of goose-stepping robots called the Screwballs. WHY IT'S HERE: George Pal was a much-respected animator whose favoured style was Replacement Animation, in which a series of hand-carved puppets were used for each frame, rather than one puppet being moved. This laborious technique was used throughout Pal's celebrated Puppetoon series, of which 'Tulips Shall Grow' is one of the most famous. I've "

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