Tulips Shall Grow

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Tulips Shall Grow
Directed by George Pal
Produced by George Pal
Story by Cecil Beard
George Pal
Jack Miller
Starring Rex Ingram
Victor Jory
Music by Eddison von Ottenfeld
Cinematography George Pal
George Pal Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
January 26, 1942
Running time
7 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tulips Shall Grow is a 1942 American animated short film directed by George Pal and released by Paramount Pictures.[1]


A Dutch boy and girl's idyllic existence is destroyed when they are overrun by a group of Nazi-like mechanical men called "The Screwballs",[1] who lay waste to everything they touch. The Screwballs are later destroyed and the boy and girl's idyllic life resumes.


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 significant".[citation needed]

It was included on the DVD of The Puppetoon Movie.[citation needed]


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