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Minnie the Moocher (1932)

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Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

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Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ...
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Betty Boop runs away from home with her friend, Bimbo the Dog. They end up in a cave where a walrus, with Cab Calloway's voice, sings "Minnie the Moocher" and dances to the melancholy song. He is joined in the performance by various ghosts, goblins, skeletons and other frightening things. Betty and Bimbo are subjected to skeletons drinking at a bar; ghost prisoners sitting in electric chairs; a mother cat with skull-like eyes feeding her equally empty-eyed kittens; and worse. Written by J. Spurlin

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11 March 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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The ghost walrus's dancing is rotoscoped (traced) from live-action footage of Cab Calloway dancing. See more »

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Referenced in Forbidden Zone (1980) See more »

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MINNIE THE MOOCHER
Written by Cab Calloway, Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra (voices)
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Betty Boop and Cab Calloway make a great team
14 June 2000 | by (Planet of the Frogs) – See all my reviews

The first part of the film shows us a younger Betty Boop than we're used to seeing in the Fleischer Brothers cartoons.

Betty is a girl in her early/mid teens, being nagged to tears by her immigrant parents. Betty sings the 1911 Von Tilzer number "They Always Pick On Me". Notice how the animator attends to such details as the bouncing of Betty's breasts on the staircase-- such details would soon be suppressed in USA animation by the Hayes Code.

This is the first of 3 Fleischer cartoons with Cab Calloway featured on the soundtrack. They proved popular-- and Calloway used them as advertising, having the cartoons shown in theaters of towns the week before his travelling band would arrive.

"Minnie The Moocher" is good, as is the last of the series "The Old Man of the Mountain", but Betty Boop's "Snow White" is the best of all.


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