In this Puppetoon, toy soldiers go to war; one is distracted by a pretty ice skater, and is disgraced as a result, almost causing defeat of the wooden army by a mechanized enemy. Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Visually nice, this looks like a kinder, gentler variation of Tulips Shall Grow
This George Pal Puppetoon is somewhat similar to Tulips Shall Grow, albeit a good deal more whimsical in tone than the later short was. Some of the figures used in Rhythm look like figures Pal used a couple of years later in Tulips without much modification. The next paragraph contains mild spoilers.
This short is visually quite nice and has a playful feel much of the time. Boy meets girl, boy fouls up, boy loses girl, boy gets punishment detail, a war starts and boy saves the day, boy gets girl. The ending on this is a bit unusual.
This short was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short and is well worth seeing. Recommended.
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