BOOTLEG FILES 829: “Vom Bäumlein, Das Andere Blätter Hat Gewollt” (1940 animated short made in Nazi Germany).
LAST SEEN: On the Internet Archive and on YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: No sane U.S. label is going to put it into home entertainment release.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Nein.
The filmmakers of Nazi Germany were pathetically jealous of their counterparts in Hollywood. After all, the German cinema suffered a creative brain drain after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, with the greatest talents leaving for other countries while significantly inferior pro-Nazi talents remained behind.