Betty Boop 1932

bettystopping

Stopping the show

There’s a little queen, of the animated screen,
wait till you get a view of sweet Betty.
Made of pen and ink, she can win you with a wink,
wait till you get a view of sweet Betty.
Those eyes, that pretty nose,
although aside from these she got a bunch of those!
If you want to see just a perfect little she,
wait till you get a view of little Betty Boop.

The first short officially labeled »A Betty Boop Cartoon«, already presenting her as an established star.

Extremely fragmented, exceedingly weird. Not in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qHPBER5jY

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Betty Boop’s bizzy bee

Highly concentrated. Everything takes place in and around a lunchwagon where Betty works hard.

All about eating (too many) wheat cakes. Not in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2YzNxCnHUA

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Betty Boop, M.D.

Experience Jippo, the medicine that doesn’t cure anything – but changes everything!

Not in my book of miracles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_TrTBwppso

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Betty Boop’s Bamboo Isle

Repetitive and rubbery animation with lots of music and a plethora of arbitrary comic details strung together without too much coherence. As usual, that is. The main difference here is that this time Betty is a dark-skinned islander somewhere in the Pacific.

Enjoyable. Not in my book of cultural appropriation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObDb8709YTc

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Betty Boop’s ups and downs

The whole world is for sale in this Depression-soaked saga of homelessness.

Interplanetary and gravity-defying. Not in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZnJN2ipog

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Betty Boop for president

Highly irrelevant, mostly uninteresting, partly incomprehensible (without knowledge of the candidates back then).

I’m not with her. Hardly in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClplCxUVfFw

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I’ll be glad when you’re dead you rascal you

Louis Armstrong as singing cannibal might feel dubious today, but otherwise this is an effectively told little adventure yarn.

Not in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPpOJvm6998

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Betty Boop’s museum

A most lively collection of bones and other artifacts stir things up after closing time.

Night at the museum – the Boop edition! Not in my book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJuKhcaqUZo

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