Tulips Shall Grow (1942)


A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that lay waste to everything in their path. The cartoon (note the title) was a very thinly veiled propaganda film in support of the Netherlands resistance fighters during Nazi occupation in World War 2 (The film was completed when Nazi Germany had completely occupied the Netherlands).

Director: George Pal.
Writers: Cecil Beard (story) (uncredited), Jack Miller (story) (uncredited), George Pal (story).
Stars: Rex Ingram (narrator), Victor Jory (narrator).
Cinematographer: George Pal.
Composer: Eddison von Ottenfeld (uncredited).

1943 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoons.


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  1. Vidor
    September 14, 2023


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