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Crazy Town (1932)

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Betty Boop and Bimbo take a wild streetcar ride to Crazy Town, where birds swim, fish fly, and everthing else reverses normal behavior.

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Betty Boop / Beauty Shop Customer 1 / Beauty Shop Customer 2 (voice) (uncredited)
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Betty and Bimbo take a trolley ride to Crazy Town, as Betty sings, "Let's Go Crazy." They arrive at a station, Crazy Town pulls in, and they get aboard. Things are upside down there: fish fly, birds swim; a fellow dons hats on his feet and a shoe on his head; an old man eats a banana peel and tosses away the fruit. A fish catches a man, and a horse, with pooper-scooper in hoof, follows a man. Bimbo heads for a barber shop where bald men get hair clipped onto their heads and the shoeshine boy shines bare feet. Betty goes to a beauty salon where women trade in their heads for new ones. At the zoo, animals behave like their opposites. It's time for Betty's encore, "Let's Go Crazy." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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25 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Included in the Rhino Home Video compilation "Bambi Meets Godzilla and Other Weird Cartoons". See more »

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Crazy Town
Performed by Billy Murray and Mae Questel
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A very aptly titled short and one of the best the studio made

This cartoon is the definition of surreal and a example of why the Fleischers were the primary rivals Disney had in the early 1930s, before Warner Brothers and MGM stepped up their quality, while Fleischer started to do a slow fade in the late 1930s. A combination of the Hays Office and friction between the brothers and with the Paramount STudio were partly responsible, as was burnout, I suspect. But this is the glory that was Fleischer's and glorious to behold. Highly recommended.


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