Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 13, 1942

Tulips Shall Grow (Pak; Paramount) is Puppetoonist George Pal's (TIME, March 9) prediction of the fate awaiting the armored Nazi legions which overran Holland. Ninth of his series of cartoon shorts (substituting carved puppets and miniature three-dimensional sets for the drawn figures and flat backgrounds of the usual animated cartoon), it succeeds in making the war a fairy-tale fantasy without making it silly.

Pal's grotesque puppet tanks and Wehrtnacht churn the Technicolored Netherlands landscape to mud as they advance, crushing the tulips and separating a little Dutch boy from his sweetheart. The little...

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