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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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). Written by Steven F. Scharff <gopher_baroque@hotmail.com>

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26 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Madcap Models No. U1-5: Tulips Shall Grow  »

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A tribute to the human spirit and its resiliency
3 October 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Academy Award, was made by George Pal and concerns an invasion by mechanized war machines in a place obviously modeled on Holland, which was under occupation by the Nazis at the time. It is a tribute to the ability of humanity to persevere against the worst imaginable events and no only survive, but thrive. It is incorporated into The Puppetoon Movie and is a wonderful piece of work. The ending is glorious! Most highly recommended.


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