Betty Boop

(ended 1939)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 1

    Poor Cinderella

    Aired 8/3/34

  • S 3 : Ep 42

    Betty Co-ed

    Aired 5/23/31

  • S 3 : Ep 37

    Any Little Girl That's A Nice Little Girl

    Aired 4/16/31

  • S 3 : Ep 23

    Bimbo's Initiation

    Aired 8/1/31

  • S 2 : Ep 34

    Sink or Swim

    Aired 3/11/32

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy Murray

    Bimbo

  • Cab Calloway

    Koko the Clown (singing)

  • Jack Mercer

    Grampy

  • Mae Questel

    Betty Boop

  • Margie Hines

    Betty Boop

  • show Description
  • America's loving classic! Betty Boop! Dancing and bringing 30's joys into Children!

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Queen: Am I the fairest in the place? Magic Mirror: If I were you I'd hide my face.

    • Betty Boop: Always in the way. I can never play. My own mama would never say, I'm always in the way. The Queen: Off with her head!

    • The Queen: Magic mirror in my hand now who's the fairest in the land?! Magic Mirror: (Quickly) You're the fairest in the land. (blows raspberries)

    • Betty: Whatcha gone do now? Old Mountain Man: Gonna do the best I can.

    • (A mouse gets caught by Al) Mouse: I wanna lawyer!

    • Giant: Fi, Fie Foe, Fooey. I smell the blood of a little bum.

    • Skeleton: Hello Mae? I gotta bone to pick with you.

    • Betty: Wanna be a member? Wanna be a member? Bimbo: Yes.

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    Notes (13)

    • The original version of this cartoon is unavailable. A talking poster of Helen Kane was excised, due to the lawsuit she brought against the Fleischer studios.

    • This cartoon was colorized in 1972 by Color Systems Inc.

    • The featured song is 'St. James Infirmary.'

    • Koko's singing voice was done the legendary Cab Calloway.

    • This cartoon was animated solely by Roland "Doc" Crandell, over a six months period.

    • First Screen Appearance of Popeye The Sailor, Olive Oyl, and Bluto.

    • This was one of several Betty Boop cartoons that had to be censored for its syndication on television.

    • This was one of several shorts from the Fliescher studios that used an unusual method to give a "life-like" feel to the background. Max Fleischer would build actual models and place them on a turntable. He would them film these sets as they scrolled past the camera, and use this film as the background portions of the cartoon. Even though the melding of cartoon and "live-action" was flawless, it still seemed strange to see cartoons with three-dimensional backgrounds. That is, until the advent of computer graphics made it possible over a half century later.

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    Trivia (4)

    • The "Sweet Betty" theme song in this and other cartoons in this series was sung by Gus Wickie.

    • In the year 2000, Cartoon Network took some footage from this episode and re-edited it to match a musical song made by the band El Oso called Rolling from their album Soul Coughing. It can still sometimes be seen on the T.V. channel Boomerang.

    • The scene where Betty tears at her hair in frustration, is a re-used animation from House Cleaning Blues.

    • During the transformation of Cinderella's clothes, notice what appears on her left leg. That's right, under that beautiful gown, Betty still manages to wear her trademark garter.

    Allusions (5)

    • Betty Boop sings a song " Now It's Time to Buy Jippo", a parody of a song "Now It's Time to Fall in Love".

    • Obviously, this cartoon is loosely based on the story by The Brothers Grimm.

    • During the radio imitators punishement, we hear references to several well-known radio programs, including Amos and Andy and The Shadow.

    • Obviously, this cartoon is loosely based on the story by the Brothers Grimm.

    • The singer during the ballroom sequence is a caricature of Rudy Vallee.

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • May build interest

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • Betty Boop is one of the greatset cartoons of all time,but sadly still unknown in my country

    By foamy2345, Jan 13, 2009

  • They don't make shows like that no more.

    By DoToThat, Sep 09, 2007

  • "Betty Boop" carries amination to new heights!

    By GeorgeJobson, Jun 21, 2007

  • good

    By drewski-, Jun 10, 2007

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