Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wanna Be A Member?

Some great Betty Boop cartoons at YouTube. "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" features Betty, Bimbo, Koko, cannibals, and the floating head of Louis Armstrong. "Making Stars" has performing babies, blatant racism (a pickaninny eats watermelon, an Asian child sports a pony tail), and a reference to the Dionne Quints. In "Betty Boop and Grampy," the old boy throws a party.

All of the Fleischer Studios' cartoons were recorded "post-sync," which entailed the actors sitting in the sound booth and saying their lines while watching along. This accounts for the odd pacing. The title of this post comes from the truly bizarre "Bimbo's Initiation."

Betty Boop Cartoons


you can download these at the internet archive. My favorite is "The Old Man of the Mountain". Great Cab Calloway music and some very exciting and hip animation!

By Blogger guapo, at 2:48 PM  

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